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Get a Dynamic View of Your Ecosystem with 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 a 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
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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
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