Flux - Job Scheduling and File Workflow

Getting Control over Multiple File Transfer Solutions

File Orchestration and MFT

File Orchestration vs. Managed File Transfer

Ok, so you've figured out managed file transfer. You bought an out-of-the-box solution and – voila! – you're up and running.

It's now 'later', maybe a few months or even years later. You come to realize that not only did you figure out managed file transfer, but other teams within . . .

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October 20, 2014

10 Things You Should Know to Integrate, Orchestrate, then Celebrate

Enterprise Scheduling and File Transfer

Need to Integrate, Orchestrate, and Celebrate Your File Processes? Here's 10 Things You Should Know.

It’s work …whatever industry or environment you work with… sooner or later…. IT WILL CATCH UP TO YOU…

Short cuts. Mistakes rushing to meet deadlines. Manual interventions. Struggles maintaining custom code. Late SLAs. No prioritization of . . .

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August 20, 2014

Enterprise Scheduling

The IT Manager's Quest for Sleep

This is not a story of vagaries and euphemisms. Unfortunately, this story is also often-told. This is a story starting with anguish and suffering. It may end with a happy ending, it may not. But it’s all about you – The IT Manager.

You know the story. For all we know, you may be in the midst of this story. As a development manager or IT . . .

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August 12, 2014

3 Common Mistakes IT Managers Make that Cost Them Dearly

And Why They're Avoidable

There are several mistakes IT managers make that create major issues that can kill reaching the benefits of enterprise workflows. However, as damaging as these mistakes can be, they’re actually fairly easy to fix – all it takes is a little effort to improve design processes. Here are some of the more common problems along with their . . .

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July 29, 2014

It's Just a Simple Matter of Programming

The buy vs. build dilemma

How did I get into this mess?

Sometimes customers come to us when they realize they are being held hostage to internally developed software or processes that address job scheduling and managed file transfers. Over the years they see these turn into a Frankenstein of code and manual interventions. How can this happen?

Say you're a . . .

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July 07, 2014

Automation for Changing Workloads

Flux and ETL

One of the Use Cases for Flux

Flux is used to create and execute automated workflows that involve a combination of steps and tasks across servers. Flux can initiate time-based schedules, batch jobs through scripting, interface with databases through SQL, and MFT (managed file transfer) activities through support of file transfer protocols such . . .

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July 06, 2014

Trigger Files - A Common Model to Initiate File Transfers

Simple workflow to initiate adhoc or on-demand file transfers

Oftentimes we are asked what is the most effective way to initiate a file transfer. Our answer - it depends!

But a common means of initiation is to have some executable process or customer software application prepare a file for transfer - and when that process or application is complete - have that process or application place a file that . . .

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July 04, 2014

Monitor Updates (Aug. - Sep. 2014)

New features and bulk workflow operations coming in restyled monitor interface.

The Flux Operations Console has served Flux users reasonably well over the years, but as users have scaled their operations to many hundreds and sometimes thousands of workflows, the Operations Console has shown its age. As illustrated below, the existing console does not provide bulk operations, and usability is a bit - shall we go there? - . . .

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June 24, 2014

Getting to Done Quickly

Data collection made easy for global healthcare provider using Flux

With Growth Comes Added Workflow Complexity

As businesses grow, what were once simple tasks often become unmanageable. Handling such growth effectively is a competitive advantage. Data collection tasks that were once simple, straightforward, and easy to manage often spiral in complexity as the business's customers and data centers begin to . . .

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June 22, 2014

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January 01, 2014