Automated SOX Compliance Checklist

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

The Transition from Job Scheduling to Workload Automation

Job Scheduling Unifies Enterprise Computing Systems administrators have always needed some ability to schedule the jobs, workflows, and tasks of the enterprise. Without job schedulers, one would need an army of operators to execute repetitive processes. Even the oldest mainframes included some basic functionality to schedule recurring tasks. Most modern operating systems offer rudimentary scheduling

Dependency: A Workload Automation Core Concept

False starts eat away at an enterprise schedule. So many cycles of computing, database querying, and VM provisioning are wasted because some file wasn’t available yet, or some variable wasn’t set. No matter how perfect your part of the process was executed, the output remains valueless. And, the time invested is a loss to your