Submitted by Tom Huntington on Wed, 06/01/2011 - 12:00am
In Robot/SCHEDULE 11, managing group jobs is easier because the Job Schedule List lets you use a sort that includes the group control job with the members of the groups. This got me thinking about group jobs vs. reactive jobs.
Robot/SCHEDULE had group jobs even back on the System/38; reactive jobs were developed later. Many customers only use group jobs because they’ve never explored reactive jobs. I like to start with group jobs and add reactive jobs to build a schedule that’s logical and easy to report on.
Submitted by Tom Huntington on Wed, 05/25/2011 - 10:09am
Many of you have been working with our products and various High Availability (HA) products over the years with great success.
You can replicate the Robot Automated Operations Solution, and it also can be the main tool to automate your HA solutions. Many customers use Robot/SCHEDULE to automate the switchover. They use Robot/SCHEDULE on the target system to execute the necessary commands to ensure a consistent approach to the switching.
Submitted by Tom Huntington on Wed, 05/11/2011 - 1:52pm
What is the cloud? Are you planning on running your IBM i application in the cloud? Is Robot/SCHEDULE ready for the cloud?
Among other things, cloud computing means that you can access your application from anywhere in the world. But, when I think of the cloud, I don’t think of someone walking down the street with a cell phone and a cloud image trailing behind them. I see the person in the data center who has to make sure that the servers supporting the cloud and all of its resources are available 24/7. Some things don’t change...
Submitted by Tom Huntington on Wed, 05/04/2011 - 12:00am
It’s COMMON week in IBM-land—the week of education for IBM i technologies. You’ll see professionals wearing buttons that say “i Can Do It” or “i Can Do That!” These people are passionate about the IBM i platform. Here’s why…