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Isn’t it time your job scheduling environment (and your IBM i) got the modern look it deserves? Give Schedule Activity Monitor a try for graphically monitoring your jobs on the go.
If you’re using EnterpriseOne or SAP, it may be to take a closer look at the security and business process automation that Robot SCHEDULE can offer these key applications on IBM i. We don’t talk enough about the integration we’ve done between Robot SCHEDULE and EnterpriseOne (formerly JD Edwards, now owned by Oracle) and SAP.
With several solutions for enterprise job scheduling, HelpSystems offers central control, no matter how complex your environment. So the question is: Which scheduling tool will fit your needs?
Did you know that you can run several Robot/SAVE backup jobs concurrently? This is a great option, especially if you are also struggling with the demands of the "ever-shrinking backup window." The approach does require some thought and planning, but it is achievable. What is required to get there?
Believe it or not, auditors are your friends, but audit reporting might be your worst enemy. Gathering all that data can take ages, unless you’ve already keeping automated audit trails across your operations.
Just when you were getting used to the GUI, Robot NETWORK gives its web interface a boost that makes managing your performance and Robot product metrics even easier.
Have you recently adopted an IBM server running IBM i and don’t know where to begin with system operations? You are not alone.
A Robot Schedule forecast shows you the run activity scheduled for all Robot Schedule jobs over a time period that you specify. Robot Schedule uses the job schedule, job completion history, and any information you add for user jobs, remote prerequisites, and members of remote groups to make its forecast.
IBM i is one of the most secure systems in the world. Don’t take that security for granted by leaving Robot Schedule vulnerable when it could be easily remediated.
The Robot product line has been continuously improving for over 30 years now. Four recently shipped enhancements highlight this fact. Read on to learn more about Robot/SCHEDULE Enterprise, Robot/SCHEDULE and Robot/NETWORK.
The latest password and agent security enhancements to Robot Schedule Enterprise bring ease-of-use and flexibility to cross-platform administration. With the new enhancements, administrators can define authorized users on a per-agent basis and no longer need to update agent environments every time a username or password changes.
Automated job scheduling means your batch jobs run smoothly and your stress level goes down, but that’s only half the battle if you’re using labor-intensive, interactive applications that require you to fill out screens to submit a job.
Many ERP packages have built-in schedulers. However, these schedulers are typically not flexible or robust enough to meet the needs of even the smallest data center.
Let’s say you have a bank transmission or FTP process that occurs randomly throughout the day. How do you monitor that activity? OPAL? CLP scripts? Not anymore!
A powerful feature of Robot Schedule file monitoring is the ability to capture the file name and path information, and use it in a file transfer, copy or delete operation, or combination of commands.
There are two sides to every Robot Network. It offers centralized control of the Robot software running on your IBM i partitions as well as performance monitoring and exception-based management across your environment.
Robot Console has some exciting features for resource monitoring. You can automate the verification of your system resources and more!
Making your business applications modern goes way beyond the GUI. It’s about providing a superior user experience from front to back, IT to end user. Trevor Perry tells all in this article.
Everyone loves a good scary story by the campfire, so gather around your servers for warmth and take a lesson from these true tales of monitoring misfortunes.
Several months ago, I was visiting customers and reviewing their computer operations. A question that comes up more than I can believe is, "What do we do with all of the reports that are sitting on output queues?"...
It’s one thing for an IT team to develop a strategy and quite another to justify the investment by proving that strategy is well-executed and working as intended. Automated monitoring is the answer.