SoftwareAdvice.com on Remote Teams

Insights on creating more efficient remote teams mentions Flux Software Advice, a firm helping businesses simplify the selection process of online project management software, just published new research that includes quotes from Ron Schultz, CEO of Flux regarding Flux’s approach to remote employees / teams. Flux’s file orchestration software is used in enterprises spanning the globe. Time to market, enterprise …

10 Things Workflow Can Do For You

Planning for Success with Automation As a manager, you’re considering replacing an existing system with an automated workflow platform. Perhaps you’ve found that too much of your time is spent allocating and managing resources for day-to-day tasks, and you aren’t able to spend as much time as you’d prefer focusing on larger business issues. Maybe a legacy system has begun …

Scheduling Reports: More than Fire and Forget

Moving beyond Scheduling Reports to Orchestrating Them Scheduling reports is a common use case for job schedulers. Often such scheduling is initially envisioned as a simple matter of setting a timer to fire off a report at a given time. In such cases available open source projects and even Windows Task Scheduler is used. But this simplistic approach is often …

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, complex, and highly intricate. Often it’s difficult to determine where to even start when developing …

Getting Control over Multiple File Transfer Solutions

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 your enterprise did also. …

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 scheduling jobs. Delays. Errors. …

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 …

3 Common Mistakes IT Managers Make that Cost Them Dearly

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 solutions. Communication Issues …

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 …

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 as FTP and SSH-based …