Job Definition Growth Drives Demand for Digital Transformations

November 14, 2019 7:16 am Published by

In Enterprise Management Associates’ (EMA) newest research, The Great Scheduler Migration: Disruption to IT Infrastructure Tools in the Wake of Digital Transformation and Application Modernization, 68% of organizations reported a growing number of job definitions. According to the report, both non-workload automation (WLA) schedulers and enterprise-class WLA solutions are seeing growth in the number of job definitions within their environments, indicating an increasing need for scheduling expansion. This rapid rate of growth is stressing scheduling and automation tools to the point that many organizations are looking for better solutions. Respondents to this new report named application modernization and digital transformation as the top two reasons for discontinuing the use of their current product as well as the criteria for selecting a new one, confirming the need for overall expansion of WLA solutions and capabilities.

Digital transformation is the integration of digital technology into all areas of a business, fundamentally changing how enterprises operate and deliver value to customers. For many businesses, it’s also a cultural change that requires organizations to frequently and continuously evolve digital technology to solve emerging problems. EMA’s newest research not only asserts that application modernization and digital transformation are driving many organizations to consider migrating to new solutions, but that this migration phenomenon is, in large part, due to the demand for automation tools to meet this new growth across enterprises. EMA research has been monitoring the trend in migrating to new WLA software since 2013, where it was first uncovered that 30% of organizations were considering migrating to a new WLA software. 

On average, WLA software currently controls around 40-45% of IT workloads, tasks, and activities, with some adopters using WLA to control 80% or more. Modern WLA already includes a variety of ways to automate far more than scheduling of jobs. Many WLA software vendors are working to further expand the reach and possibilities for automation provided by their software, including Terma. Application modernization has already been a strong indicator of which solutions enterprises are selecting to meet the demands of their growing workload environments.

Terma Software is a pioneer in new emerging technologies in the workload automation industry, and WLA analytics products like ours can help manage ever-growing workload environments with our unique single-pane-of-glass visibility, and predictive analytics. We were the first organization to bring predictive analytics and visualization to workload automation and continue to offer reliable, comprehensive visualization, prediction, reporting, and alerting technology.

Interested in learning more? Read the full report to find out how we are modernizing Workload Automation.

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This post was written by Chris Deardorf

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