Workload Automation Blog

Companies are aggressively working to transform their businesses to stay ahead of new digital confirmation. But true digital transformation requires a comprehensive automation platform approach. Workload Automation builds upon and bridges companies’ existing infrastructure, data, and application technology platforms with new digital-first technologies and processes.

What Are Managed File Transfers? MFT Explained

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Do you know that typical enterprises transfer thousands of files every single day? It’s no secret that managed file transfers are essential to business operations and the systems that depend upon them. In fact, BMC research indicates file transfers represent about one out of every five jobs scheduled through workload automation … [Read more...]

Jobs-as-Code: The Power of Shifting Left

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What’s the number one goal for every developer that works in today’s digital business? The answer is pretty simple: to build better business applications faster. But as I speak with IT pros from all kinds of companies at our events, I often hear, “Sure, but that’s easier said than done.” So, what’s the biggest challenge? Silos. Here are a few … [Read more...]

Six Key Capabilities to Look for in a Managed File Transfer Solution

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Let’s talk about your 24x7x365 business—that’s right, your business is always on. You may go home at 5pm (on a good day), but there are critical business functions happening all the time. And many of these business functions include the transfer of a file. For example, retailers regularly send pricing update files to stores. If that doesn’t happen … [Read more...]

10 Things to Consider When Considering DevOps and Containers

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If you haven’t had a chance to read the latest Top 3 report from industry analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) – ‘Ten Priorities for Container Management and DevOps in Production and at Scale in 2018’ – you should. It’s packed with powerful insights that will help your company navigate its digital transformation journey. As EMA puts … [Read more...]

10 Troubling Excuses for Using Oozie with Hadoop Workflows

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Now is as good a time as any to think about what you’re going to do differently in 2018 to make it easier to keep up with the demands of big data. A great place to start is to look closely at the tools you’re using for working with Hadoop workflows. Let’s face it — if you’re using Oozie, you’re relying on older technology with limitations and … [Read more...]

DevOps is Here to Stay… Here’s Why

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It’s hard to believe 2018 is already here! But as we turn the page on last year, I think it’s especially important to look back and reflect on all we learned. As I finalize my 2018 plans and begin to execute on my 2018 DevOps and Jobs-as-Code strategies, I’m drawn back to some key takeaways from Interop ITX’s ‘2017 State of DevOps’ research … [Read more...]

EMA RADAR Report for Workload Automation Names Control-M a 2017 Value Leader and Strongest Product

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We’re really pleased because once again, Control-M soared to the top of the Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) Radar for Workload Automation. The report, which evaluated 14 vendors and included interviews with 100 business users, rated Control-M as a 2017 Value Leader and the strongest product. In addition, Control-M also received the award for … [Read more...]

IT Orchestration vs Automation: What’s the Difference?

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Automation is a buzzy topic in today’s IT world. Whether you work in IT or in another area of the business, you may hear about automating as a way of saving money, improving efficiencies, and removing inherent errors. Often, automation is a term that may be used only partially correctly. In this article, we’re clearing up the differences between … [Read more...]

DevOps in the Cloud

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In today’s fast-paced, digital-first business environment, DevOps is rapidly becoming as mainstream as the Cloud. Yet many companies are still grappling with questions around how to implement, foster and benefit from a DevOps culture – particularly in cloud environments. This year, I’ve had the opportunity to attend DevOps events around the world … [Read more...]