Workload Automation

Where is Stonebranch Workload Automation Now?

August 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

Back in 2012 Gartner  named Stonebranch, one of the industries leading Workload Automation Specialists as a Visionary in their Magic Quadrant for Workload Automation, 2012.  It is well known that vendors in the Visionary quadrant are innovators that excel with highly differentiated solutions, introducing a radical new approach to the market. […]

Michael Taylor Sees Big Opportunities for SMA Solutions to Expand Support for Automating The Enterprise

September 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

In my continuing efforts to expand the coverage of eDiscoveryTimes, I have expanded my executive interview series to include executives from the IT Automation market.  My first interview is with Michael Taylor, CEO of SMA Solutions.  Founded in 1980 in Houston, Texas by experts from NASA, SMA Solutions is a pioneer in […]

Inforum 2014 Update and Final Wrap

September 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

Infor is one of the most exciting software vendors emerging onto the global IT market in years. As part of my analysis of the IT Automation market, I have decided to start following and reporting on Infor. This initial post includes an overview of their global user conference from 2013 and a wrap video from their 2014 user conference. I would recommend that you take a look and see what they are up to. It’s very impressive.

Baylor College of Medicine Automates Cross Platform IT Operations and Goes “Lights Out” with OpCon

September 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

Automating migration from a legacy mainframe to current server platforms and then automating the new environment may seem a bit dry and boring. However, even though automating IT operations at Baylor College of Medicine may not be glitzy and glamorous, it is fundamental to ensure 99.99% up-time and provide the most efficient and cost effective “lights out” computing environment available for doctors that are relying on these systems to save lives. Although I haven’t yet investigated what other hospitals and associated health organizations are utilizing, I would be surprised it they weren’t using products or a variety of product that are very similar. In the end, I think the “take away” with OpCon is that it enables large organizations to control all of their systems from a single platform. This is impressive and the inefficiencies and cost savings to clients is obvious.