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Lessons Learned from IBM's Native Scheduler

The systems that businesses rely on today are increasingly complex and challenging to manage without sophisticated job scheduling tools. According to the annual IBM i Marketplace Survey Results, only 22 percent of IBM i shops are running the IBM i operating system exclusively. 68 percent are also running the Windows OS, another 56 percent are running Linux, and 26 percent are running AIX. That...
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Job Scheduling Options from Fortra

You’ve known for years that you need a more sophisticated scheduling tool for automating the applications and administrative tasks running on the servers in your data center. Cron, Windows Task Scheduler, and the built-in, native IBM i job schedule entries don’t allow dependencies, have no reporting or notification options, and allow no flexibility around dynamically calculating parameter values...
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Realize ROI with Robot

Robot has a reputation for providing high-quality systems management software and backing it up with great support. These additional benefits can help you justify the cost of automation at your company.
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Why Should I Automate My IBM i?

Automation means more than efficiency, accuracy, and ROI. It has a real impact on the people who love and work with the platform every day, as well as those who will fill their shoes in days to come.
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7 Misconceptions About Automation

Don’t let fear of the unknown decide your fate. Familiarize yourself with the facts about automation before you spend another minute on manual AS400 operations.
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Common Excuses for Not Automating

Whether it’s staffing, budget, or complexity, we’ve heard all the excuses to forgo automation. The next time you hear—or find yourself making—an excuse, have the response ready.
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The 10 Principles of Automation

Our experts developed the following best practices for easing automation implementation and advancing automated operations over the course of 30 years of working to help businesses make their processes more efficient. Let the countdown begin!
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Is the AS/400 Dead?

Many IT professionals still use the term AS/400. But can a platform that was introduced in 1988 still be relevant today? The answers typically surprise people.
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How DR Compliance Requirements Impact HA Decisions

Disaster recovery requirements are part of the geographic and industry regulations that affect our organizations. Having the right solutions in place can help to avoid penalties and make audits go smoothly. Read on to create a complete compliance toolkit.