Published By: Clearswift
Published Date: Jun 09, 2008
This short guide summarizes ten steps to web security. Do them all, and you'll be better protected than 98% of enterprises out there. But the target never stands still. More than the steps listed here, it's important to focus on the principles behind the steps, including: policy, vigilance, simplification, automation and transparency.
Challenges like competitive pressures, compliance activities and higher operational costs make service management more critical than ever. To keep up, IT operations must constantly improve visibility, control and automation while bridging the gaps among business, development and daily operations.
Although typically thought of as an artifact of legacy computing, batch processes remain vital to today’s real-time enterprises. Behind the real time systems that power the real time enterprise, such as customer order fulfillment, account management, supply chain scheduling and optimization, or financial trading systems, are regularly-updated back office business systems. Over the years, batch technology has evolved from script-based automation to rules or policy-driven workload automation.
This IDC White Paper presents an overview of key concerns driving IT management and how they translate into needs that can be addressed through modern approaches to job scheduling and workload automation. The paper traces evolutionary trends in job scheduling software, which is growing from traditional batch job schedulers to cross-platform and event-driven capabilities. It also explores the role of job schedulers in providing automation capabilities.
Enterprise Job Scheduling, once the back office function of Operations in the mainframe world, has evolved to become a critical factor in the real time enterprise (RTE). Think you know all there is to know about job scheduling? Take another look and learn how the next generation of job scheduling is evolving into IT Workload Automation, and how CA can help your company realize the real time enterprise.
Emerging information technologies like composite and multi-tier applications, service oriented architectures (SOA), virtualization, grid and cluster computing, and Web Service-based application delivery create an extraordinary opportunity for IT managers. With these dynamic technologies, they can provide business owners with IT services that are extremely flexible and agile, driving a more dynamic and competitive business.
All things that can be automated will be automated. Beyond the careful choreography of sophisticated workflow, managing myriad simultaneous requests puts unprecedented demand on the software that must schedule and perpetually deliver against well-defined service levels, in real time. Gone are the days of simple batch processing. Welcome to the oh-so-very-flat world that is embracing service-oriented architectures, grid architectures, expansive ecosystems, and end-to-end processing. Workload scheduling has got to grow up.
The recent economic downturn and corporate scandals compounded concerns of corporate accountability and confidence in U.S businesses. To improve shareholder confidence in management’s ability to self-govern, the Federal Government implemented strict regulatory protocols to help restore accountability and improve public as well as shareholder confidence. The primary example of course is the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act of 2002 which sought lasting eradication of corporate corruption by implementing specific controls across key financial business processes.
While companies cope with increasing demands for speed from their customers, shareholders and customers alike demand that they make these changes cheaply, with minimal risk and with as few people resources as possible. Is there any way to meet these challenges? Take another look at modern enterprise job scheduling to see how it enables the real-time environment (RTE).
CA services can help you realize the value of your CA Workload Automation solution more quickly while reducing the overall costs of ownership. We can help you architect, deploy and establish a CA Workload Automation solution that meets your automation needs and business objectives. CA also provides training to improve the productivity of your staff and ongoing support to maximize the value of your software product investment.
CA Workload Automation brings a central point of control and visibility to help assure efficient, reliable and secure business process management. It enables business workload design across platforms and operating systems, offering advanced monitoring and automated responses to changes and exceptions.
As service execution becomes increasingly important and complex, traditional job management tools aren't cutting it. With IBM Tivoli workload automation products, you can easily automate and manage simultaneous workloads across heterogeneous environments.
Discover why traditional software and custom coding solutions are obsolete when solving integration problems in a SaaS environment and how they’re rapidly being replaced by Integration Appliances that use “configuration, not coding” to quickly integrate your SaaS applications with your business-critical data.
Marketing executives, face a constant stream of business pressure. At the same time, customer expectations are increasing and customer satisfaction is becoming increasingly difficult This report provides a blueprint of what best-in-class CMO's (Chief Marketing Officers) do differently to improve marketing effectiveness through marketing automation.
Customer relationship management (CRM) systems are being implemented by a variety of companies looking for a competitive advantage in the global marketplace. Without customer loyalty, many companies won’t be able to thrive and grow. Today’s consumers are more demanding because they have a greater variety of choices, including doing business on the Internet and via automated phone systems. Many expect access to customer service 24 hours a day.
Most businesses today are under increasing pressure to respond to change expeditiously—to adapt to the ongoing needs and demands of their customers, the changing competitive landscape, and the evolution of the marketplace. An organization’s CRM system can either effectively support or hinder their business agility and capacity to respond to change, affecting overall corporate performance and customer satisfaction.
Published By: Stratavia
Published Date: Nov 20, 2007
This whitepaper is directed to technology executives and team members who are looking to increase the efficiency and operational maturity of their IT operations. It will discuss in detail the following five steps, each required to fully realize the potential of your technology investments.
Published By: Stratavia
Published Date: Oct 03, 2007
IT organizations are looking to leverage automation to improve the delivery of business services across the enterprise, while reducing costs. Automation can be implemented in many ways; however, today’s enterprise demands a higher level of sophistication than simple scripts. This whitepaper from Stratavia discusses the key aspects of automated server provisioning that every CIO should know.
Published By: Ultimus
Published Date: Aug 16, 2007
By making process discovery easier and on-demand, Adaptive Discovery overcomes a major hurdle to success with BPM and shortens the time it takes organizations to capture the competitive advantages of BPM.
Published By: Ultimus
Published Date: Aug 16, 2007
By enabling Adaptive SOA, Ultimus Adaptive Discovery takes SOA to the highest level of rapid deployment and agility. It accomplishes this by enabling business processes to be developed rapidly, and to embrace change in real-time. More importantly, it empowers business professionals and analysts who own processes to discover and change processes with IT playing the supporting role to manage the infrastructure.