Published By: Appcito
Published Date: Apr 09, 2015
Traditionally, rollout of a new software version has been a critical and painful process. In the past, new versions were implemented along with a maintenance period (i.e., service downtime),
resulting in loss of business for that period. This downtime was generally acceptable when there were only a few releases a year. But now—in a more fast-paced world of hosted software-as-aservice (SaaS) solutions, increased responsiveness and daily or even more frequent releases—down times are no longer acceptable or a?ordable.
Continuous Delivery is a practice used in the software industry to automate and improve the process of software delivery. It is all about adopting practices to release high-quality software fast through automation of the build, test and deployment processes.
Automation is already pervasive in our lives—from tried-and-true mechanized assembly lines to the dawn of self-driving cars. But how can you use advanced forms of automation to improve your business processes?
Download this starter guide for a detailed look at robotic process automation (RPA), a type of automation that can help you:
Also explore the definition and features of RPA, as well as the types of automation software.
Published By: BlackLine
Published Date: Dec 06, 2016
Despite advances in technology, many management accountants continue to spend long hours on manual and redundant month-end activities. Freeing them from this labor enables them to focus on strategic initiatives that can help grow the business. Download this white paper now to learn more about process automation.
Published By: BMC ESM
Published Date: Aug 20, 2009
BMC Service Automation automates repetitive, manual tasks (such as provisioning, patching and compliance) to reduce the margin for error, allowing IT to get things done more quickly, and across organizational silos. Software Consultant Ron Coleman provides a demonstration and discusses the key points of Service Automation from BMC Software.
Published By: BMC ESM
Published Date: Aug 20, 2009
Lorsque vous déménagez, en particulier dans un espace plus petit, vous devez déterminer ce que vous possédez, ce que vous gardez et ce que vous stockez. Vous avez toutes les chances de découvrir une multitude d'objets dont vous n'avez pas vraiment besoin.
Is your IT Automation strategy saving you money or just becoming more complex and costly? With the right unified strategy, IT Automation can pay for itself and deliver far more business value.
Watch this on-demand webinar, “New Strategies to Manage IT Automation Complexity” and learn how to:
• Reduce costs by integrating automatio
n for servers, middleware, networks and databases
• Eliminate manual and tedious IT Operations tasks with both new and existing technology
• Save time and money by consolidating configuration management processes across your IT infrastructure
• Transform compliance, audit that and remediation from a stressful event to a standard practice
Become part of the Automation revival is serving as a catalyst for IT Operations. Watch this on-demand webinar and learn how to integrate your IT automation strategy.
Published By: CA ITAM
Published Date: Sep 09, 2008
Robin Bloor addresses the business value to be derived by evaluating key client management processes such as asset management, service management, change management, security and integration/automation against four maturity levels. Read this white paper to learn how to align your people, processes and technology to elevate the maturity of your client management.
In today’s application economy, everyone is in the software business. Auto makers are putting Wi-Fi hotspots in their cars. Watches are trading gears for motherboards. Even
soda fountains have evolved from dumb machines into instrumented devices with touch-screen user interfaces.
This digital transformation is changing the way applications are developed, tested, moved through environments and released into production—and it’s putting new demands on IT teams with which they’re struggling to keep up.
At a high level, this is because the application delivery systems and processes at many enterprises were put in place when IT only had to push out an annual or semi-annual release. But as market pressures and executive mandates have forced teams to deliver innovations faster and more frequently, a new set of development, testing, automation and customer challenges have appeared—acting as obstacles that stand between you and your digital transformation goals.
You’ve made a major investment in Oracle E-Business Suite applications to run your critical enterprise processes. But these processes stretch beyond Oracle E-Business Suite and rely on a mix of custom and packaged applications.
Management of your critical enterprise processes has become a pressing challenge. Too many staff are tied up in managing the process, as well as finding and diagnosing process errors. SLAs are frequently missed, and customers perceive poor quality of service due to the recurring errors and delays, which are now impacting your critical processes, such as financial period end close, invoicing, payroll and materials requirements planning (MRP) processing. You’ve decided it’s time to consider automation.
Automating Oracle E-Business Suite processes end-to-end can eliminate 90% of business process errors. Download this whitepaper to find out how.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re new to Oracle Retail, have an active implementation project that is running or have an existing deployment in production. The same issue applies: You are making a significant investment in the technology and need to develop a reliable and efficient batch schedule.
If you’re new to Oracle Retail, you are no doubt embarking on a major project to improve your competitive position in the retail market. With that in mind, your goals will be to shrink the time-to-market for your retail implementation, lower the reliability risks associated with in-house developed solutions and improve the visibility and control of retail business processes.
In this eBook you will discover a series of recommendations for operating a fail-safe and efficient Oracle Retail operational environment. You will also understand how automation enables you to streamline the execution of your Oracle Retail batch operations and increase the day-to-day efficiency of your operations teams.
Enterprises today face the major challenge of how to fully orchestrate the apps that define their business and automate the IT processes underpinning them when much of the infrastructure used to run them is outsourced to cloud providers.
Some cloud service providers offer their own orchestration tools, and each on-premises tool has automation capabilities. But while we own our apps, providers are interchangeable depending on what they can offer and for what price. We should be able to switch between cloud providers and between cloud, on-premises and hybrid infrastructure as and when the business requires, with minimal effort and without losing any control. Sometimes we might want to use more than one provider at the same time, leveraging the advantages of each provider simultaneously.
What is needed is an orchestration layer that remains constant while cloud services come and go; one that enterprises own along with their core apps.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Despite increasingly complex data center environments, IT is expected to provide business owners with faster service, higher reliability, and greater agility than ever before – all within a tight budget. It is impossible to meet these goals with manual IT processes. However, EMA research shows that IT Process Automation (ITPA) helps achieve these goals, delivering annual savings of $500,000 on staff costs alone, and 64 hours of additional uptime per year – plus improved resource utilization, security and compliance, problem response times, and agility.
Published By: CA WA 2
Published Date: Oct 01, 2008
Featuring an expert from Enterprise Management Associates, this webcast discusses some tactical steps towards automation of various IT processes, showing how even in processes with interdependent tasks, IT Process Automation can start IT groups down the path of reducing complexity and error rates, two of the leading drivers of cost and chaos.
Published By: CA WA 2
Published Date: Oct 01, 2008
Data Center Automation enables you to manage change processes, ensure configuration compliance and dynamically provision servers and applications based on business need. By controlling complexity and automating processes in the data center, your data center becomes more adaptive and agile. Effective Data Center Automation lets you leverage virtualization, manage capacity, and reduce costs and also helps reduce energy usage and waste.