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5 Reasons Developers Love Robot Schedule

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Your HostsChuck LosinskiDirector of Automation TechnologyHelpSystemsBroadcasting live from Eden Prairie, Minnesota USATom HuntingtonExecutive Vice President of Technical SolutionsHelpSystems

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What We Are Seeing in the Marketplace5 Reasons RevealedRobot Schedule APIs and CommandsLive DemoPlan for Today

HelpSystems Corporate Overview. All rights reserved.ChuckWhat We Are Seeing in the Marketplace 9 min10 Principles of AutomationInterview with Trident: 9 How Automation Is Accomplished Using Robot 5 minLive Demo 2 minRecap/shiftIT/Advertise 3 minutes

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Small staffSupporting multiple platformsProgrammers doing ops and admin tasksChecking the system on evenings and weekendsor getting a call in the middle of the nightor firefighting the next dayMultiple schedulers that dont coordinateTimer jobsCompliance and SLA reporting requirementsTime spent writing queries and downloading to spreadsheets

What are we seeing on IBM i?

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Unattended operations on IBM i can be realized.

Is Automation a Big Focus

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IBM i has become a mf and we need to practice these same techniques.

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A Critical Platform Across the Board

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#5 It provides a database of rules and history for easy audits.5 Reasons Developers Love Robot Schedule

HelpSystems Corporate Overview. All rights reserved.Chuck & Tom tag team10. Manage by ExceptionMore than 95 percent of the events operators see are not importantthey have nothing to do with Service Level Agreements; theyre simply nice to know. Emphasize console consolidation and rely on rules to filter out normal information and events to free up time for more productive work.9. Eliminate Run Books and Manual ProceduresAutomation lets you replace manual procedures with online rules. When there are critical dates, business cutoffs, or numbers of copies that someone must input interactively, use variables to enter dynamic dates in a call statement or interactive panel. If night processing is too complicated, use custom scripting language to check for object locks, active jobs, or active subsystems to ensure you can run night processes without interfering with end users.8. More Rules, More AutomationKeep your automation efforts granular for more flexibility. To satisfy demands from their user community, even fully automated shops make changes to their automation software, often daily. They are constantly creating automation rules to keep up with their business. You can modify your rules interactively, without worrying about whether each shift has seen your latest changes.7. Build Exception-Based NotificationNotify the right people, and only when theres a problem, escalating broadcast list. With a network monitoring solution, you can monitor remote systems from a central location and send notification automatically by email, SNMP, text, and voice. By implementing a message management product on each system, you can screen messages and send only the most important ones to the central host.6. Automate SLAsUse automation to place rules for monitoring critical SLAs. Eliminate manual checks, increase system availability, and consistently deliver on SLAs. Once the data center is automated, you can look outside your department for more opportunities.5. Put Automation in Your Job TitleIf automation is part of your job description, youll think more about how it can improve operations. IT today is about deploying applications and making things as efficient as possible. Automating computer systems allows your company to move talented staff to other areas. Technically, youre all automation managers. 4. Empower Your OperatorsWork with your operators to build automation rules. Operators are resources that should not be ignored. You trust them at night when no one is around, and youll find that they know exactly what needs to be done. They can save their companies thousands of dollars by deploying automation applications. This is motivation!3. Keep It SimpleIf it sounds difficult, it probably is. To get a simpler solution, step back and talk to others who have done it before. Automation happens with small steps, not big leaps (automation is a jouney). Start by automating your mundane tasks, the low-hanging fruit. Get the simple things out of the way to show your management team success early on and make yourself more valuable to your company.2. Keep an Automation ListMake a running list of tasks that need to be automated. Human error sets in when we leave it to memory. Theres no need to take the all-or-nothing approach to automation. Break down the process into manageable parts and set aside the impossible. Something new may come along later that helps you automate the really messy processes, provided you remember to check your list.1. Train Developers on AutomationSome development and network teams dont worry about who is going to run or execute new tasks; they just give it to Operations. In an ideal world, Operations would be involved in all new development projects, asking the question, How can we run this unattended? Automating IT is everyones business. If your developers know how automation tools work, they can help write scripts to automate processes.

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#4 It controls processes and the system resources they require.

5 Reasons Developers Love Robot Schedule

HelpSystems Corporate Overview. All rights reserved.Chuck & Tom tag team10. Manage by ExceptionMore than 95 percent of the events operators see are not importantthey have nothing to do with Service Level Agreements; theyre simply nice to know. Emphasize console consolidation and rely on rules to filter out normal information and events to free up time for more productive work.9. Eliminate Run Books and Manual ProceduresAutomation lets you replace manual procedures with online rules. When there are critical dates, business cutoffs, or numbers of copies that someone must input interactively, use variables to enter dynamic dates in a call statement or interactive panel. If night processing is too complicated, use custom scripting language to check for object locks, active jobs, or active subsystems to ensure you can run night processes without interfering with end users.8. More Rules, More AutomationKeep your automation efforts granular for more flexibility. To satisfy demands from their user community, even fully automated shops make changes to their automation software, often daily. They are constantly creating automation rules to keep up with their business. You can modify your rules interactively, without worrying about whether each shift has seen your latest changes.7. Build Exception-Based NotificationNotify the right people, and only when theres a problem, escalating broadcast list. With a network monitoring solution, you can monitor remote systems from a central location and send notification automatically by email, SNMP, text, and voice. By implementing a message management product on each system, you can screen messages and send only the most important ones to the central host.6. Automate SLAsUse automation to place rules for monitoring critical SLAs. Eliminate manual checks, increase system availability, and consistently deliver on SLAs. Once the data center is automated, you can look outside your department for more opportunities.5. Put Automation in Your Job TitleIf automation is part of your job description, youll think more about how it can improve operations. IT today is about deploying applications and making things as efficient as possible. Automating computer systems allows your company to move talented staff to other areas. Technically, youre all automation managers. 4. Empower Your OperatorsWork with your operators to build automation rules. Operators are resources that should not be ignored. You trust them at night when no one is around, and youll find that they know exactly what needs to be done. They can save their companies thousands of dollars by deploying automation applications. This is motivation!3. Keep It SimpleIf it sounds difficult, it probably is. To get a simpler solution, step back and talk to others who have done it before. Automation happens with small steps, not big leaps (automation is a jouney). Start by automating your mundane tasks, the low-hanging fruit. Get the simple things out of the way to show your management team success early on and make yourself more valuable to your company.2. Keep an Automation ListMake a running list of tasks that need to be automated. Human error sets in when we leave it to memory. Theres no need to take the all-or-nothing approach to automation. Break down the process into manageable parts and set aside the impossible. Something new may come along later that helps you automate the really messy processes, provided you remember to check your list.1. Train Developers on AutomationSome development and network teams dont worry about who is going to run or execute new tasks; they just give it to Operations. In an ideal world, Operations would be involved in all new development projects, asking the question, How can we run this unattended? Automating IT is everyones business. If your developers know how automation tools work, they can help write scripts to automate processes.

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#3 It passes dynamically calculated parameters into the job.

5 Reasons Developers Love Robot Schedule

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