As 2015 comes to an end, I am going to look back at some of vendors and new technologies that I have reviewed over the past 12-18 months and provide an update on their current status, any new developments and market trends. One of the software vendors that I reviewed […]
As a long time vocal advocate and user of Agile Development Methodologies, I have been very excited about the emergence of DevOps as a discipline that seems to have “some legs” to provide real ROI for IT and the enterprise. According to the Agile Admin, DevOps has been emerging over the […]
As a followup to my February 2015 Survey of Global 1000 CIOs on ITOA and IT Automation Produces Surprising Results, I spent the last 90 days interviewing CIOs and other “C level” IT management executives from the Global 1000 with a focus on the Global 200. The purpose of this latest […]
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. […]
The results are in for the eDiscoveryTimes poll that ran the past two weeks asking “Which IT Automation Software are you currently running or planning to run in the next 12 months?”. Finishing first with 28% of the vote was IBM’s Tivoli Workload Scheduler. Finishing second with 23% of the […]
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 […]
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.
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.