15 Reasons You Might Need to Replace Your Job Scheduler
Published by Mike on December 11, 2013 @ 15:02 in Education
- Your current product is effectively "dead" e.g. Unicenter JMO, Jobtrac, CA-Scheduler
- You are facing a complex, costly or cumbersome upgrade to a new version of software
- Your current software is stagnant and not keeping up with business challenges
- You lack the simplicity to enable self-service job scheduling in your current product
- There is no ability to make mass changes in your current solution
- Your current vendor is defocused and not providing the necessary enhancements with the maintenance moneys received
- There are numerous agent configuration challenges that are compounded by virtualization and cloud computing
- The lack of effective change control automation results in compliance and audit violations
- Versioning is not available on all the components of the definitions, or not available at all
- Making changes to your existing definitions requires decades of experience with your existing product.
- Reporting capabilities with your current product are either lacking, non-existent, or require you to license an additional component
- Your current vendor does not provide any reporting ability and requires you to deal with a third-party vendor for that capability
- You need help from a data analytics vendor to understand the configuration problems in your current tool
- There are no tools or capabilities to collapse sections of your workload to provide better visibility to the larger picture of the business process
- There is not enough confidence, expertise or funding to get you from your current solution over to a more modern automation solution
If any of this sounds familiar to you, it might be time for a new job scheduler.
30 Minutes on Workload Automation in the Cloud
Published by Mike on December 4, 2013 @ 14:01 in Big Data, Cloud, Webinars, Workload Automation
Watch this 30-minute video on Workload Automation in an era of cloud, big data, analytics and DevOps.
The voice you'll hear belongs to our very own Gwyn Clay.
Case Study from EMA
Published by Mike on November 27, 2013 @ 09:42 in Testimonials
EMA Research has created a case study of an Opswise Automation Center customer. Click here to download it in PDF.
EMA confirmed that Opswise has lived up to expectations and that even when external software is not supported directly out of the box, the Opswise APIs make it simple and quick to hook up Opswise to most of the ITW software systems. As a key success metric, ITW mentioned the fact that the adoption rate is trending toward 100%, with none of the developers resorting to CRON jobs anymore. This is specifically impressive, as this research has shown that 79% of organizations still rely on manual scripting.
Scandinavia Workload Automation Summit 2013
Published by Mike on November 27, 2013 @ 09:09 in Events
Thanks for joining us in Copenhagen!
Scenes from Innovation Europe 2013
Published by Mike on October 29, 2013 @ 10:21 in Innovation Europe
Earlier this month, Stonebranch customers, partners and prospects gathered in Amsterdam for Innovation Europe 2013. The early feedback has been great.
Here are some scenes from IE13 if you missed it.
Sold! World Famous Cookies for $840. RETS supports A Cure!
Published by Mike on October 24, 2013 @ 14:12 in Stonebranch News
RETS employees joined with Stonebranch, a business partner who was onsite, to bid $840 for a plate of "World Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies" baked by Vanessa Brook, wife of RETS employee Bill Brook, in the October 22 Cakes for a Cure event on the Dayton campus. Their generous bid is the highest amount ever contributed in the annual fundraiser.
Cakes for a Cure partners with the Dayton chapter of the American Cancer Society (ACS) to raise awareness of local services for cancer patients, survivors and families. Donations are raised through a silent auction, where volunteer bakers bring cakes, pies, cookies and other assorted sweets for sale in the building lobbies and bids are made throughout the day. At the end of the event the highest bidder for each entry gets to take home the treat or share with office buddies.
RETS employees contributing to the record-breaking $840 bid included Doug Perseghetti, Andrew Lloyd, Doug Hull, Brad Jerman, Larry Babb, Tim Trick, Kevin Lavat and Dan Hogg. Other generous donations were made by Mike Affourtit, Bill Brook and Leesa Seaman. Mary Howard along with Beth Abney, Jill Carter, Trena Dotson, Lisa Bridwell, and Brenda Gable volunteered their time to handle the bidding tables and the roaming cart.
Since its inception in 2007 this event has raised more than $75,000 for cancer research, reaffirming strong support for the ACS organization and the generosity of Dayton campus employees, contractors and vendors.
"Stonebranch provides workload automation tools, and they've been a RETS partner for seven years," said Doug Perseghetti. "They were on-site for a proof-of-concept with their Opswise Automation Center product, and they really had a passion for this event. When we realized we were all bidding on the same item, we decided to combine our bids and really show our support for the ACS."
New Opswise Webinar Dates Added
Published by Mike on September 27, 2013 @ 10:10 in Webinars
Join us for a live Opswise in 45 webinar in October, November or December. Heck, join us for all three if you'd like!
All live webinar dates and registration links can be found at http://www.stonebranch.com/resources/webinars/.