Improving Enterprise Workload Automation

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


The Easiest Way to Convert Legacy Batch Scheduling Tools

Feeling stuck with your legacy scheduler? The first step is admitting it’s not worth the time you spend maintaining it. But the next move can feel like a giant leap—migrating the thousands of batch processes, jobs, and workflows that keep your business running to a modern job scheduling solution. With the JAMS conversion utility, you



Service Orchestration and Automation Platforms: What They Are and Why They Matter

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


What’s in Your .bat File?

  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


What is Batch Processing?

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


32 Processes Customers are Automating with JAMS

  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


Four Cloud Jobs You Can Easily Automate with WLA

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


Three Key Things Your Software Must Have to Schedule a PowerShell Script

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