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Control-M Workbench is a complete, standalone development environment that allows developers to code, debug, and test workflows without requiring any additional services. Control-M Workbench provides developers with a Control-M sandbox as a virtual appliance that runs on MAC, Windows and Linux environments.

 

Since its inception in 1962 as a regional investment and financial planning services provider, Raymond James Financial, Inc. (RJF) has become a leading international financial services firm with over $500 billion of assets under administration.

 

IT decision makers are embracing automation, and 73% say those who do not will fail within 10 years, according to a survey from BMC Software.

 

When you hear the name Hershey, most likely you think kisses, bars, or syrup. You can buy Hershey products almost anywhere, from the biggest box stores to the smallest mom-and-pop shops. It involves having the right ingredients on hand, producing the right quantities each day, and shipping products to the right locations.  That’s why digital business automation is a vital part of Hershey’s IT strategy.

 

Digital disruption is impacting virtually every industry. Companies are under threat from new ‘digital native’ companies and from 100+ year old household names that have jumped onto the digital business wave. If you are a company in-between these competitors, look out

 

Digital tenacity is coming of age for CEOs. Traditional stalwart industries like manufacturing, banking, retail and automotive have already become significantly, or indeed completely, transformed by digital, with many sectors increasingly likely to follow suit.

 

Delivering digital transformation requires a new and comprehensive automation platform approach—Digital Business Automation. This next wave of IT automation builds upon and bridges existing infrastructure, data, and application technology platforms with new, emerging digital-first technologies and processes. By automating in comprehensive new ways, development and operations teams can deliver innovation at the speed that business requires.

This white paper focuses on how IT automation needs to change for infrastructure, data, and applications to support digital transformation and achieve true Digital Business Automation.

 

When regulation increases so does the need for automation. Otherwise, the cost of compliance and risk of violations become unsustainable. The upcoming Fundamental Review of Trading Book (FRTB) requirements provide an excellent example of how enterprises can bring together Big Data and workload automation to effectively meet compliance requirements while minimizing the burden on staff. BMC is currently working with several leading international financial institutions to meet the FRTB challenge and we’ll share some perspective here.

 

Getting started with Big Data is like preparing for a cross country drive. You’re not going to get it done in a day. You have to consider different routes – in the Big Data world, this means ‘What platform will you use?’; ‘How will you set up the IT architecture?’

 

Create automated integration with Control-M Workload Automation for any application

 

Automation is already reshaping industries beyond all measure as we move deeper into the machine age, and not just in manufacturing. One area of automation gathering pace is AI, with Europe leading the way. The replacement of human workers by robots, however, has been a contentious subject across a broad range of industries and service sectors, as artificial intelligence (AI) breakthroughs continue to gather pace. While many take a “doom and gloom” approach to these advances, my view is that new technology such as AI, robotics and processes such as automation should be embraced, not feared.

 

I wouldn’t think of leaving the house without my smart phone – it’s just as important as my keys or my wallet. That’s because, like so many people, I rely on my phone to stay connected with nearly every part of my daily life – from where I am supposed to be when, to ordering dinner, to reviewing bank transactions and paying my bills. I use it to buy gifts online, check in for my flights, get a ride with Uber, watch videos, share on social media – you name it. I have increasing expectations for how it can help me – like what new apps will make my life easier. Each year I depend on my phone more and more and I’m not really sure how I got along without it before.

 

Automation is already reshaping industries beyond all measure as we move deeper into the machine age, and not just in manufacturing. One area of automation gathering pace is AI, with Europe leading the way. The replacement of human workers by robots, however, has been a contentious subject across a broad range of industries and service sectors, as artificial intelligence (AI) breakthroughs continue to gather pace. While many take a “doom and gloom” approach to these advances, my view is that new technology such as AI, robotics and processes such as automation should be embraced, not feared.

 

 

I wouldn’t think of leaving the house without my smart phone – it’s just as important as my keys or my wallet. That’s because, like so many people, I rely on my phone to stay connected with nearly every part of my daily life – from where I am supposed to be when, to ordering dinner, to reviewing bank transactions and paying my bills. I use it to buy gifts online, check in for my flights, get a ride with Uber, watch videos, share on social media – you name it. I have increasing expectations for how it can help me – like what new apps will make my life easier. Each year I depend on my phone more and more and I’m not really sure how I got along without it before.

 

 

If you want to investigate a new restaurant, check out a car repair service, or find a plumber, there’s a good chance that you might visit a third party consumer review site to see what their customers are saying. If you’re not familiar with a restaurant, you might look at Open Table to read about the food, service, and ambience before making a reservation. If you need a car repair, you might check out Yelp to get a sense for how they treat their customers. Or if you need a plumber, you might check out homeadvisor.com to see recent comments before getting a quote. The same concept applies to business software too. Whether you’re already using Control-M or considering moving to Control-M to get more value than what your current solution provides – it’s helpful to gain insight into what customers are saying.

 

Batch processing, job scheduling, and workload automation (WLA) are activities that every organization must support regardless of size or industry. This is because batch processing is largely responsible for synchronizing, updating, and maintaining back office production, distribution, management, and financial systems. In order to remain competitive, every organization is striving to implement more complex systems of engagement, decision making, business processing, integration, and analytics. This increasing complexity of IT systems makes it imperative for organizations to approach IT workload management in a way that addresses existing and new workloads efficiently, automatically, and flexibly.

 

If you’ve ever watched the classic comedy-drama sports movie Jerry Maguire, you’re familiar with the phrase, “Show me the money.” And that’s exactly what Forrester does in a new study that provides an in-depth look at the business benefits and total economic impact (TEI) of Control-M software from BMC. The commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of BMC describes how large financial organizations can increase reliability and productivity of digital business services while saving an average of more than $6 million over a three-year period with Control-M.

 

BMC commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic ImpactTM (TEI) study to examine the business benefits that financial services organizations may realize by deploying Control-M. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial benefit of using Control-M within their organizations.

To better understand these benefits, Forrester interviewed several existing financial services industry customers with multiple years of experience using Control-M to automate, schedule, monitor, and manage their enterprise workloads….

 

“Scheduling and workflow automation is absolutely critical to the successes of big data projects,” said Faruqui. “And this is not something new. Hadoop is only 10 years old, but other technologies that have come before Hadoop have relied on this foundation for driving success.”

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