My passion for using WebSphere MQ and WebSphere Message Broker to create integration solutions is widely known in South Africa.

A short summary of my skills are as follows:

I’m IBM certified for the following: IBM WebSphere MQ V7.0, System Administration.


  • Technical experience in planning, designing, architecting and programming for WebSphere MQ (since 1995) and WebSphere Message Broker (since 1999).
  • Years of experience in leading a team to create integration solutions.
  • Extensive experience in retail, insurance, health and banking domains.
  • Extensive knowledge on how to optimize and stabilize WebSphere MQ and WebSphere Message Broker.
  • Qualified trainer in WebSphere MQ and WebSphere Message Broker since 1999.
  • More experience than what I need for my health in negotiating between IT and business!

My motto for integration: Keep it simple – keep it stable!

For detailed information please see the rest of my website (please note, this is work in progress).

Francois van der Merwe

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