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


Automating Workday ERP Processes with JAMS

Your core applications are what keep your business running—especially your Workday ERP system. Your company most likely implemented Workday in order to better track resources and make projects a little less complex. But did you know you can supercharge your ERP system to run even more efficiently? By integrating Workday ERP with JAMS, the enterprise


How to Configure a Job Scheduler for Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance

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