Tag Archives: workload automation
Companies are more cost-focused than ever before. While some industries have always had narrow margins, every company is looking for cost-savings wherever possible. Soft-capping can be scary, but you still need to save money. So what do you do? The solution is LPAR sets.
Isn’t it best when project management is proactive, looks carefully at the data, and notifies people early when a complex project may have issues? Even better if the manager can notify corporate leadership that things like scope creep mean that the project won’t complete on time. That way, dates can be changed, more people added to the team, or more money provided?
Performance is both art and science. The science governs how chips function, how disks spin and how networks operate. We have to know how these things work, but we can rely on this knowledge. It’s static until the architecture changes. But what makes us performance experts lies in the ‘art’ of performance management. We don’t often think of ourselves as artists, but in fact, the best work done by performance analysts tends to be more an art than a science. We have intuitive understandings of how systems work.
In our busy lives, we’ve all had to learn how to set priorities. If we only had an assistant that would help maximize our time, we might find more bandwidth for fun. As the Master Controller of our lives, we choose how to manage our personal time. When it comes to work, however, things are different. A good part of our job is managing priorities given to us and delivering on expectations.
The cure for the summer blues is to have batch managed automatically, so that in most cases, problems will be resolved without your intervention. You will have the luxury of coming in and reading the notes on what was done for you, instead of driving into work (or better, but not great), holing up in your house or hotel and managing the problem remotely. Summer is the perfect time to consider automation. Isn’t there somewhere you’d rather be right now? ThruPut Manager has to be in your summer game plan.
It’s 7 a.m. You sit down at your desk and, despite managing your email account until late last night, you open an inbox so full that you can’t send out anything until you bring your storage down a few MB. Messages start popping up—previously-configured alerts designed to notify you of looming application issues—indicating that simply working through the backlog is going to take up a significant portion of your day. And after a quick glance at your calendar, it’s evident that you’ll have at least five hours of meetings rounding out the rest of it.
Once again, lunch and a planned run to the gym are out. Your manager stops by to tell you that the scheduler is having some issues with batch—the recent merger dumped a huge load of new accounts. In the weeks before the increase in demand, you were having trouble making the SLAs. Even without asking, you know that batch isn’t priority one, but you can’t ignore it.