Renovate Your Organization with Self-Service Automation

By Caroline Boyland on Tue, Sep 27, 2016 @ 11:09 AM

Self-service automation has become a major buzzword in the IT community; it is changing the way organizations work and the way people do their jobs. Taking a self-service approach to automation offers countless benefits to individuals and to the organization as a whole, for example:

  1. IT departments and end-users will both experience time savings and increased efficiency.
  2. Non-IT users will be able to resolve problems and get up-to-date information without the ongoing help of IT, improving time to insight and facilitating a better partnership between IT and the end-user.
  3. Organizations will see an overall improvement in productivity.
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Five IT Automation Predictions for 2014

By Colin Beasty on Tue, Dec 03, 2013 @ 08:12 AM

In the past twelve months we continue to witness the evolution of IT into something bigger, faster and more adaptable than we could have ever imagined. IT automation is no exception to this rule and will continue to become more nimble in order to satisfy the accelerating pace of business and the resulting demands of IT. Workload automation vendors will continue to respond to these demands in 2014. Here are the top 5 trends we see reshaping our marketplace:

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Why IT Organizations Need To Take an Architectural Approach to IT Automation

By Colin Beasty on Fri, Feb 22, 2013 @ 10:02 AM

Recent discussions with customers and industry analysts uncovered a common theme or notion pertaining to the approach organizations are taking, or failing to take, when it comes to implementing an IT automation strategy.

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The Real-Time Enterprise and Intelligent Automation: 2013 Workload Automation Predictions

By Colin Beasty on Mon, Dec 10, 2012 @ 11:12 AM

Fluidity is the new mantra in workload automation. Management demands, data sources, SLA requirements, computing infrastructure—everything attached to IT is turning more flexible, more diverse and more nimble in order to satisfy the accelerating pace of business. At the center of it all, job scheduling and workload automation is becoming more important than at any time in the last 30 years.  In the past twelve months we’ve witnessed the continued evolution of business IT into something faster, bigger, and more adaptable than we could have imagined even a few short years ago. Workload automation technology is responding with new solutions that will be increasingly visible in 2013 and beyond. These are the key trends we’ve identified that are re-shaping the segment:  

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Automation Self-Service?

By Colin Beasty on Mon, Jul 16, 2012 @ 16:07 PM

It’s always nice to see a customer who’s putting what the Forrester and Gartner’s of the world are touting into practice. Admittedly, vendors like ourselves can enhance our offerings with new capabilities faster than customers can sometimes digest, and workload automation is no exception.

But that’s not the case with one ActiveBatch customer I spoke with this afternoon, a large cellular infrastructure provider that builds and rents space on cell phone towers across North and Central America. This company is using workload automation to automate a myriad of accounting and banking processes for nearly 2,000 vendors that support its cellular towers. This can include customers who rent space on individual towers to power companies that provide the electricity to those same towers.

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