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Five Steps to a Smoother Job Scheduling Transition
October 28, 2019
Our engineers discuss automation needs on a daily basis. They perform process evaluations, hold remote training sessions, speak about job scheduling at industry events, and host automation webinars. They know there’s nothing quite as good as being in the same room – when your users and our engineers can share a cup of coffee, communication Read More
Posted in Automate Smarter, JAMS
Do You Need a Test Environment for Your Job Scheduler?
August 16, 2019
Job schedulers are often implemented with a single operational environment for all scheduled jobs. For organizations using native scheduling tools, this usually occurs because maintaining separate test and production environments in those tools is a lot of work. Why take the time and effort to rebuild every job in production after testing it? Unfortunately, putting Read More
Posted in Automate Smarter, Development, Source Control
The Transition from Job Scheduling to Workload Automation
June 20, 2019
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 Read More
Posted in Automate Smarter, Workload Automation Core Concept
A Dozen Things You Should Know About Automated Job Scheduling
June 17, 2019
Whether you’re just starting to think about an automation project or have one already underway, there are significant opportunities for improving processing. Here’s a list of a dozen items you should consider. 12. Automate the process of monitoring the schedule. Are you still manually checking off jobs in a log as they finish? There is Read More
Posted in Automate Smarter
Enterprise Job Scheduling: How Your Organization Can Benefit from Automation
December 7, 2018
Today’s companies need automation solutions to attain the high levels of availability, reliability, and productivity required to coordinate complex operations across many different systems. To this end, cross-platform enterprise job schedulers, such as JAMS, allow you to better control and automate your job streams, even ones with intricate dependencies. Automation solutions also have the potential Read More
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Workload Automation: The Heart of Enterprise Operations
December 7, 2018
Originally, job scheduling software automated the tedious batch submission of IT workloads. While most systems have some rudimentary ability to run tasks locally, those capabilities fall short in terms of ease of administration and the ability to define jobs across distributed systems and servers. As the number and variety of platforms has spread, distributed job Read More
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The Job Scheduling Journey: Finding the Right Scheduler for Your Organization
December 2, 2018
How you manage the background processing in your data center says a lot about you as an IT professional. Reports, backups, and other maintenance—these jobs aren’t glamorous, but they are critical and highly visible. When the completion of IT processes directly impacts the bottom line of the organization or the satisfaction of clients, it is important to maintain an Read More
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