Workload Automation Blog – BMC Blogs BMC Software Thu, 14 Jun 2018 20:24:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Workload Automation Blog – BMC Blogs 32 32 What Are Managed File Transfers? MFT Explained Fri, 08 Jun 2018 01:00:15 +0000 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 solutions. Data files keep […]]]> Jobs-as-Code: The Power of Shifting Left Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:00:17 +0000 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? […]]]> Six Key Capabilities to Look for in a Managed File Transfer Solution Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:00:15 +0000 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 […]]]> 10 Things to Consider When Considering DevOps and Containers Tue, 13 Mar 2018 08:24:34 +0000 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 […]]]> How PayPal Supercharges App Development with DevOps and Control-M Tue, 27 Feb 2018 14:49:45 +0000 PayPal Highlights: $13,500+ in payments processed each second 2,600+ applications 4,500+ developers 42,000 batch executions per day With 210+ million active users (in the highly competitive global financial services market), PayPal must constantly find new and innovative ways to help their customers connect and transact. Yet, the highest levels of quality, security and compliance must […]]]> 10 Troubling Excuses for Using Oozie with Hadoop Workflows Wed, 07 Feb 2018 17:06:18 +0000 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 — […]]]> DevOps is Here to Stay… Here’s Why Tue, 30 Jan 2018 00:00:15 +0000 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 […]]]> EMA RADAR Report for Workload Automation Names Control-M a 2017 Value Leader and Strongest Product Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:00:44 +0000 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 Best DevOps […]]]> IT Orchestration vs Automation: What’s the Difference? Fri, 22 Dec 2017 07:38:14 +0000 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 […]]]> DevOps in the Cloud Thu, 21 Dec 2017 00:00:30 +0000 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 and speak with […]]]>