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Top 3 Reasons PowerShell Users Love JAMS
September 23, 2022
Microsoft PowerShell was created to simplify and automate Microsoft tasks by creating scripts and combining them with multiple commands. While this has helped cut down on some repetitive work, manually deploying PowerShell scripts can still be tedious. With a workload automation solution—like JAMS from HelpSystems—your PowerShell scripts can reach their full potential by bringing your Read More
Posted in PowerShell, Uncategorized
Batch Processing: How It Evolved and How Your Business Benefits
September 15, 2022
What Is Batch Processing? The earliest batch processing systems were developed in the days of mainframes and punch cards. Programs were entered on the punch cards, and system operators would have a stack, or batch, of the cards to feed into the computer. Modern batch processing software is quite a bit more sophisticated, but still involves managing Read More
Posted in UncategorizedTagged
Understanding IT Automation vs. Orchestration
July 11, 2022
If there’s one thing IT and DevOps teams could always use more of — it’s time. With the ongoing talent shortage and ever-increasing project lists, efficiency and a keen understanding of priorities are key. But there are only so many hours in the day and people on the team, which means it’s important to look Read More
Posted in Automate Smarter
Get a Dynamic View of Your Ecosystem with The Relational Job Diagram
May 25, 2022
It’s often difficult, if not impossible, to understand a job schedule by looking at individual tasks. To understand and explore a job schedule holistically, you need to view of the entire ecosystem, the relationships among jobs, the definitions and triggers from job to job, and the individual tasks. The Relational Job Diagram in JAMS provides Read More
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Financial Services Firm Achieves Efficient Workload Automation with JAMS
March 22, 2022
Yvette Carpenter is the technical operations manager for a financial services firm that spun off from another company in 2016. Before the transition, the company wasn’t using true enterprise scheduling solutions, and Carpenter was tasked with automating a great number of manual processes. After evaluating potential automation partners, the company selected JAMS, a centralized workload Read More
Posted in SQL
Native Scheduler Showdown – Breaking Down Automation in Task Scheduler, SQL Agent and Cron
December 22, 2021
Let’s face it. Scheduling batch jobs with native batch automation tools isn’t easy, or flexible. Whether you’re wrestling with the complex format of cron, or dealing with the limited features in Windows Task Scheduler or SQL Agent, it is never as easy as 1-2-3. Let’s break down some real-world examples of scheduling batch jobs with Read More
Posted in Automate Smarter, JAMS, SQL, Windows Task Scheduler
Improving Enterprise Workload Automation
November 1, 2021
Enterprise workload automation and job scheduling represent a mature segment of the IT world. Batch processing of administrative tasks is a chore that dates back to the time when computers were made out of vacuum tubes. But no matter how established it may be, enterprise workload automation is still ripe for improvement—there are always new Read More
Posted in JAMS, Workload Automation Core Concept
Windows Task Scheduler Alternative: How JAMS Takes Job Scheduling to the Next Level
September 27, 2021
As IT environments grow in complexity, relying on native scheduling tools leaves IT teams struggling with complexity and limited features. That’s why more and more organizations are turning to enterprise workload automation (WLA) to break from the limitations and implement a more robust automation strategy. With limited time and resources, it’s easy to fall back Read More
Posted in Automate Smarter, JAMS, Windows Task Scheduler