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Service Orchestration and Automation Platforms: What They Are and Why They Matter
June 24, 2021
When Gartner published the Market Guide for Service Orchestration and Automation Platforms, it created quite a buzz in the enterprise automation world. This guide categorized Service Orchestration and Automation Platforms (SOAPs) as the forward-looking, transformative classification for workload automation solutions that orchestrate across platforms, applications, environments, and infrastructures. Gartner suggests that for Infrastructure and Operations Read More
Posted in Cloud, JAMS, Workload Automation Core Concept
What’s in Your .bat File?
June 3, 2021
  Still using .bat files for your batch automation on Windows? They’re a tried-and-true method for automating your batch jobs and in the busy world of IT, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” But as automation evolves, and best practices change, you may want to ask yourself these questions to better understand what’s in Read More
Posted in JAMS, Windows, Workload Automation Core Concept
How to Maximize Your Investment in SAP S/4HANA with JAMS
June 2, 2021
Within the enterprise resource planning (ERP) landscape of SAP, there has been a steady drumbeat of organizations migrating from earlier versions of SAP ERP Central Component (SAP ECC) and SAP R/3 to the latest generation of SAP S/4HANA. According to the SAP News Center, more than 50 percent of the Fortune 500 are ‘well advanced Read More
Posted in JAMS, SAP
What is Batch Processing?
April 8, 2021
Batch processing is the running of the repetitive computing tasks that every business relies on. These tasks cover a host of jobs that touch your most critical systems, applications, and other business software. Because of their importance for keeping your business up and running, organizations need to ensure that their batch processes execute successfully, as Read More
Posted in JAMS, Workload Automation Core Concept
32 Processes Customers are Automating with JAMS
February 10, 2021
  When it comes to workload automation (WLA), the sky’s the limit for finding processes you can improve. JAMS is a centralized WLA solution that runs, monitors, and manages jobs and workflows that support your critical business processes. We’ve compiled 32 different ways real-life JAMS customers are using WLA, batch processing, and job scheduling to Read More
Posted in JAMS, Workload Automation Core Concept
Four Cloud Jobs You Can Easily Automate with WLA
January 21, 2021
The rise of cloud computing has led many organizations to expand their reliance on cloud services, platforms, and infrastructure. Gartner has reported that at the end of last year, 75 percent of organizations had deployed a multi-cloud or hybrid cloud model with ‘cloud computing firmly established as the new normal for enterprise IT.’ Similarly, Forrester indicates that 65 percent Read More
Posted in Cloud, JAMS, Workload Automation Core Concept
Three Key Things Your Software Must Have to Schedule a PowerShell Script
December 14, 2020
When PowerShell, the command-line shell and scripting language developed by Microsoft, was first released in 2006, it was a game-changer for administrators and application developers, enabling them to work more efficiently with applications running on the Windows platform. In fact, PowerShell is now considered the standard for automation and administration of any Microsoft-related application and can now Read More
Posted in JAMS, PowerShell, Workload Automation Core Concept
How to Configure a Job Scheduler for Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance
October 22, 2020
During the late 1990s and early 2000s, major financial fraud was uncovered in several large public corporations, most notably Enron. In response, the landmark passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act of 2002 led to broad oversight, requiring all publicly traded companies and some privately-held companies to create and report on their internal accounting controls to Read More
Posted in JAMS, Workload Automation Core Concept
Why You Should Find a Windows Task Scheduler Alternative
August 10, 2020
Problem 1: Server Sprawl Running individual and isolated tasks on Windows 7 Task Scheduler or Windows XP Task Scheduler works fine as a one-off solution, but maintaining separate job schedules on each Windows server is difficult. Doing so requires you to log onto each server to view or schedule tasks, which is time-consuming and increases Read More
Posted in Windows Task Scheduler