Coding: How Long Should It Really Take?

By Caroline Boyland on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 @ 11:01 AM

How many hours of the day do you spend coding? Most IT programmers or developers will say that it varies. For someone in this type of role, the days become unpredictable—the amount of time needed to research, write, test, and document new code is difficult to predict. While the writing part isn’t always extremely time consuming, the researching, testing, and documentation phases of coding can extend the lifetime of the task at hand tenfold. It’s no secret that there’s a skills gap facing IT, so when these time-consuming processes occupy limited IT resources, there is no one available to perform the other repetitive, but necessary, IT tasks. What many IT teams are beginning to learn is that an IT Automation solution can eliminate, almost completely, the time-consuming elements come along with coding.

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2017 Roundup: Top 5 IT Automation Resources You May Have Missed

By Caroline Boyland on Thu, Dec 28, 2017 @ 15:12 PM

In 2017, IT teams everywhere were looking to automation tools to keep pace with the rapid rate of industry change. From increasing IT agility, to driving digital business success, IT automation can help you reach your goals. In honor of the new year, we've rounded up our top 5 automation resources of 2017, guaranteed to help you understand how an IT automation solution will bring value to your organization.

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Shift Left! Don't Fall Victim to This Common Mistake

By Caroline Boyland on Fri, Dec 15, 2017 @ 12:12 PM

IT is constantly facing barriers that are slowing them down and hindering them from achieving their goals. Traditional IT methods and processes are no longer able to keep pace with industry and organizational changes. Many IT teams are searching for new methods and solutions to combat potential pitfalls that may accompany such changes, but there is one common mistake IT needs to be aware of.

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Redefining IT Automation for Digital Business Success

By Dan Twing on Thu, Dec 07, 2017 @ 10:12 AM

Most businesses today are impacted by digitalization. Customers, trading partners, and employees want easy electronic communications, fast response, flexibility, and real-time information. However, to be truly positioned for digital business success, an organization must transform not only its business processes, but its underlying IT infrastructure as well. Digital business requires speed, agility, and strategy. Teams burdened with disconnected legacy tools and pockets of uncoordinated automation struggle to achieve speed and agility, and they lack the time for strategizing. 

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Unlock Digital Business Success With These 3 Keys

By Caroline Boyland on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 @ 11:11 AM

Dan Twing, President & COO of leading analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) and Ben Rosenberg, President of Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc. (ASCI), are set to sit down December 5th for a live webinar that will change how you think about digital business and automation. For most organizations, successful digitalization is a critical priority. If a smooth digital transformation and digital business success are goals for your organization, 3 Essential Keys to Redefining IT Automation for Digital Business Success is one webinar you can’t afford to miss.

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Leading Analyst Firm Reveals Best Tools for Managing File Transfers & Data Movements–Hint: It May Not Be What You’re Thinking…

By Frank Melchiorre on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 @ 10:11 AM

In our information-based economy, organizations depend on the effective flow of information from both within and to the outside of the company. The qualification of effectiveness involves and includes success in key areas such as security, reliability, and timeliness of such processes.

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Gartner Reveals 2018 Predictions: Technology Procurement Must Transform

By Caroline Boyland on Fri, Nov 10, 2017 @ 10:11 AM

With 2017 coming to a close, Gartner has begun releasing predictions for 2018. This month, they published new research focusing on the role of technology procurement teams. CEOs, CIOs, CMOs, CTOs, and other CxOs must transform their approach to technology procurement to stay competitive in the age of digitalization.

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Optimize Your SQL Server Scheduling

By Caroline Boyland on Wed, Oct 25, 2017 @ 09:10 AM

Boundaries posed within Microsoft SQL Server may be decreasing your IT agility. Here is our list of the top 3 SQL Server automation issues that are slowing DBAs down:

  1. Scheduling capabilities within SQL Server Agent are limiting.
  2. There is no way to chain jobs and execute workflows across multiple SQL machines.
  3. SQL process need to communicate with the other applications and technologies within the IT environment.

If any of these issues sound like something that you or your IT team have commented on in the past, it may be time for you to learn how to both increase the power of SQL Server, and extend that power throughout your entire IT environment.

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