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SAP Basis, Let's Automate IT (Topic 4: Cross-platform Process Flows)

Posted by Linh Nguyen on Nov 18, 2015 10:38:29 AM


Have you seen this BBC article in September 2015 "Will a Robot take over your Job?"? The first thing I did when I read it was I immediately checked if SAP Basis was in the list, or at least IT Analyst / Architect.  Phew! Luckily I think we're still pretty safe.  But that doesn't mean we should stop finding ways to make our daily repetitive tasks more efficient, and if possible automate them.  This is where IT Operations process automation can help.  Yes SAP Basis and IT Operations folks can be just as cool applying DevOps to automate a lean enterprise IT.  Not sure what DevOps is?  I like this non-conforming take on DevOps by Stephen McKay "What (I think) Enterprise IT really needs to learn from the DevOps movement" especially his challenge at the end 'So go prove it - go make a difference in your IT department, and make IT a different experience in your Enterprise'.

Back to the meat of this publication, we're going in depth to reveal how IT-Conductor can help SAP Basis and IT Operations compose and schedule a process which automates a set of cross-platform activities involving administrative scripts, and jobs such as Basis housekeeping tasks, database scripts such as HANA Mini-Checks, and OS-level scripts.  

The fundamental building blocks for this process automation are the various activities which we automated in previous article SAP Basis, Let's Automate IT (Topic 3: Automated Operations)



Posted by Linh Nguyen on Nov 11, 2015 2:31:27 PM


SAP on Cloud and Transformation IT

Start an SAP on Cloud Proof of Concept

Only a few years ago when a couple of IT-Conductor founders approached SAP customers about our cloud-based SAP monitoring and performance management solution, it was widely rejected primarily because enterprises were not ready to adopt cloud computing, especially in infrastructure and systems management.  Fast forward to 2014 when we were at Sapphire and Teched/d-Code, if your solution wasn't cloud-ready, it was not transformative enough.  SAP on cloud has definitely taken off with SAP's own offerings of SAP BusinessOne, HANA Enterprise Cloud (HEC) and HANA Cloud Platform (HCP), as well as many aquisitions of cloud solutions such as SuccessFactors in 2011, Ariba in 2012, Hybris in 2013, Fieldglass and Concur in 2014.  If you're in the SAP ecosystem, cloud is a neccessary strategy and no longer just a buzz word.

SAP on AWS: Implementation, Migration & Operations Automation

See our latest blog The Easiest Migration to SAP on AWS

IT-Conductor is a born-in-the-cloud service company and in the past 18 months we have worked hard with our service partner OZSOFT who has been in the SAP implementation, upgrade and performance business including SAP system management software since 1996, to create a joint partnership in delivering SAP on AWS services.  Why SAP on AWS?  Our depth of solutions, expertise and partnership with SAP is clear, while our strategic partnerships (both Consulting and Technology partner) with AWS (leading Platform as a Service (PaaS) public cloud according to Gartner Magic Quadrant, Oct 12, 2015 report) provide both specialized SAP technical consulting services and technology platform to the forefront of SAP on AWS cloud solution.

With our SAP on AWS service announcement, we're immediately offering qualified customers a special 50% discount on Proof of Concept (POC) Implementation or Migration if started before 2016.



Waiting for SAP Solution Manager 7.2?

Posted by Linh Nguyen on Nov 11, 2015 1:23:33 PM

A pulse check with our SAP subscribers to see if they have implemented SAP Solution Manager 7.1 technical monitoring or are folks still waiting for the promised SAP Solution Manager 7.2?  Well if you're waiting, then maybe you shouldn't because according to this SCN blog Whats new in SAP Solution Manager 7.2? it's been delayed until at least Q2 2016, and it doesn't look like there's much in the roadmap that greatly enhances technical monitoring or automation.


SAP Basis, Let's Automate IT (Topic 3: Automated Operations)

Posted by Linh Nguyen on Nov 4, 2015 2:02:15 PM


Why do something manually if it can be automated?  Nowadays almost everyone has a smart phone, some have started to use smart watches, a few lucky early testers have gotten the chance to try smart driver-less cars (especially here in Silicon Valley near Google), while smart homes are also on the rise.  Why not Smart IT?  We previously provided a high-level overview of 10 Ways to Smart Automation.  In this publication, we're going in depth to reveal how IT-Conductor can help SAP Basis and IT Operations automate administrative scripts, and jobs such as Basis housekeeping tasks, database scripts such as HANA Mini-Checks, and OS-level scripts.

Topic 3: Centralized Scripts & Automated Operations

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