The Shortcut Guide to IT Workload Automation and Job Scheduling

The IT landscape has grown into a complex system of servers, networks, locations, products, and processes. Making all these systems work efficiently and securely has become an enormous task. This four-chapter e-book can help you identify the issues surrounding the design, control, and management of jobs, and give you insight into best practices for an efficient, maintainable job scheduling and workload automation system.

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Three Types of Field Service Scheduling Software

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There are three distinctly different approaches to solving the puzzle of getting the right people to the right place at the right time. This white paper describes the three strategies for better field service scheduling plans--manual processes, traditional scheduling automation, and real-time scheduling automation--and explains why each approach matches different needs. Which strategy is right for you? Read More

How to Protect Your Employer Brand: Your Guide to Planning and Conducting an Organizational Workforce Reduction

Delivering news that a position is being eliminated may be one of the most difficult responsibilities a human resources professional will face. Conducting an event that impacts a handful, hundreds, or even thousands of employees can take an emotional toll. In any situation, having an unusually high level of stress can make simple projects seem difficult, and difficult projects seem insurmountable.

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Decentralize Your Business Operations with Hosted VoIP Phone Systems

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