Many of the powerful automation features
in HelpLINE are provided by the run-time version of our ActivitySCHEDULER
product. For example:
- Dashboard reporting to a web page
- Emailing regular management
reports - and not just HelpLINE reports
- Service level management
- Scheduling regular ITIL-based processes
- Database backups
- Archiving historical data
- and many housekeeping activities
is also available as a full job scheduling product, providing comprehensive IT workload
There are many job schedulers on the market today. Some come
embedded within applications and others are free standing. But
can they really handle the complex demands of true automation?
Computer jobs are frequently dependent not only on 'whether'
the previous job or jobs terminated, but on 'how' they terminated.
When a job fails to start or fails while running, people need
to be notified and where possible, corrective action needs to
be taken automatically.
As a result of today's distributed computing environment, jobs
need to be coordinated across multiple platforms in multiple locations.
It is no longer enough just to put a job in a queue at a point
in time, and trust that it will run.
is a Windows-centric product (server or workstation)
that allows the most complex of interdependent activities to be
scheduled so that they can run unattended. Activities can be started
anywhere on the network, and job dependencies can be across the
network in any combination.
ActivitySCHEDULER allows you to 'set and forget' your IT workload
schedules, notifying you only as intervention becomes necessary.
In most cases, all you will see is the confirmation report as
jobs or groups of jobs are completed.