Flux - File Workflow Integration

Agile Workflow Modeling Simplifies Workflow Development

Utilizing the concepts of agile development can provide direction and organization to your workflow development, making it more productive, yielding faster delivery, creating more flexible and reusable workflows, and increasing stakeholder satisfaction.

Developing solutions involving workflows is by no means trivial. Workflows can be large, . . .

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April 10, 2015

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