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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
Windows Task Scheduler from Microsoft is a native scheduling tool that enables users to automate basic tasks. Using Windows job scheduling offers limited automation capabilities and is included with multiple Microsoft operating systems like Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2016, or Windows Server 2019. The Task Scheduler can schedule simple tasks to run using event 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
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