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Self-Service IT Automation: Create Citizen Automators
Workload automation solutions have successfully expanded their capabilities by harnessing the power of integrations. As organizations look to increase productivity and efficiency, enabling business users with self-service IT automation via upstream integrations is becoming central to their IT strategy.
Workflow Automation vs Workload Automation: Differences, Overlap and Synergies
IT Automation comes in many flavors. Workflow and Workload automation look, and even sound, very much the same. However, each of them has a unique purpose. Learn how they are different, where they overlap and where there are potential synergies.
What is a Service Orchestration and Automation Platform (SOAP): Six Key Components
This article deep dives into Gartner’s new SOAP category, with the goal of understanding key differentiating capabilities, a little history, and how it helps enterprises achieve IT orchestration and automation across their business.
Key Features of Job Scheduling Software and What’s New
Job scheduling may not be a new technology. However, scheduling software has dramatically changed along with the evolution of IT. Modern updates include supporting organizations by proactively reducing errors, offering a single point of visibility and control, improving ease-of-use for all kinds of end users, and expanding into the cloud.
Introducing Stonebranch Online – Overview of this Must-See Virtual Event Series
Registration is now open for Stonebranch Online, a virtual education series featuring presentations from prominent customers and Stonebranch executives. Read on to learn about sessions that cover several exciting new Stonebranch features including infrastructure-as-code, jobs-as-code, and how to manage automation across your hybrid IT environment.
Workload Automation Integrations and What To Look For
Being able to centrally manage automation via integrations is an important way for enterprises to manage disparate and often siloed IT systems. This article defines workload automation integrations, and gives tips around how to future proof your next investment.
Workload Automation Case Study: European Bank Migrates off the Mainframe with Workload Automation
Learn how a Dutch Bank automates workloads as part of their mainframe modernization project by replacing IBM TWS/IWS with Stonebranch Universal Automation Center, reducing costs and improving the transparency of their IT processes.
Static vs. Dynamic IT Automation, and How They Work Together
Although some organizations have completely evolved their IT operations using dynamic, event-based workload automation, others utilize both static and dynamic IT Automation to fulfill their enterprise-wide automation needs. Here we explain how traditional static job scheduling and dynamic workload automation concepts can come together to automate processes across the entire enterprise, regardless of environment.
What is DevOps, Why Does it Exist, and How Does it Help?
Organizations following the curve of modernization require the adoption of DevOps automation in order to remain competitive and offer the kind of seamless digital business landscape expected. In this blog article, learn how organizations leverage a DevOps model, and how modern workload automation solutions can support a Jobs-as-Code model.
Cloud Orchestration and Automation Explained
When combined with Workload Automation (WLA), Cloud Orchestration is a powerful approach to breaking down platform and application silos. Learn to create real-time data pipelines, run workloads across hybrid environments, and gain management and control of your entire IT operation.