OnPage

OnPage is a secure messaging solution that eliminates the need to carry a Traditional Pager. Separate the critical messages from the clutter while maintaining HIPAA compliance . OnPage has a stellar history of ensuring Critical, Time-sensitive messages always get to the right person right away!

Our cloud based solution supports the need for a high-availability, scalable messaging system. We elevate the level of awareness to critical alerts on all leading mobile devices.

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The top devops trends for 2017 are focused on improved deployment frequency, decreased lead time for change and decreased MTTR.
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Tutorial: Introduction to Managing a Linux Server
Tutorial: Introduction to Managing a Linux Server

In this tutorial on systemd, we will explore:
-OS/Distro Adoption
-chkconfig and Other Legacy Commands
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OnPage enhanced its integration with ConnectWise Manage to offer incident responders more control over the ticket and Incident Resolution Lifecycle.
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Enhancing A Ticketing System With Critical Alerting - We look into improving workflows, team collaboration and automation.
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We take a look at some of the most common obstacles that IT teams run into as they work relentlessly to keep all the alarms and sirens from going off at once.
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See the findings.
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We asked our MSP customer base what their favorite tools were and how they help them serve clients. We focused our questions on favorite tools in the following categories: >PSA tools >RMM tools >Alert management tools >Communication tools and Mobile Device Management tools.
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The goal of this blog is: - To define the incident management process - To go over the key elements of an incident management system - To look into incident alert management tools that integrate with ConnectWise.
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Equip yourself with The ConnectWise Incident Response Guide
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5 Ways to automate alert management in ConnectWise // The art of alerting is in automation. When humans are removed from the alerting process, errors are fewer and action is almost immediate. But how do you automate the alerting process and what are the factors you need to consider when doing so?
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ConnectWise and their customers need to ensure critical alerts automatically reach the right person at the right time. MSP superheros efficiently respond to these alerts key is providing automatic, intelligent alerting that generates a complete audit trial, while at the same doing it all seamlessly.
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ConnectWise and their customers need to ensure all critical alerts not only reach the right person at the right time, but are also acted upon in a timely manner. The key is providing automatic, intelligent alerting that generates a complete audit trial, while at the same time doing it all seamlessly
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OnPage: Incident management and secure messaging on your smartphone
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LAND OF THE WALKING DEAD ZONE

Why pager replacement is still an issue


OnPage has what some might call a “hate/hate” relationship with pagers. Not much room for love. As we see it, pagers are an antiquated bit of technology. Pagers are dinosaurs which, like most dinosaurs, should be extinct by now.

You might be wondering why we’re at it again with our anti-dinosaur campaign? Haven’t we made our point in previous articles and thought pieces? Well, to be frank, the answer is NO. You see, last week we came across a great article in Computer World discussing the “dead zone” issue.  A dead zone is an area where you cannot receive pages due to outside interference from technology or the environment you’re in.

Reading this article, we just couldn’t contain ourselves. See, the article reiterated all that we’ve rallied against in using pagers; why they are unreliable, why they can’t be trusted in an emergency, why they are obsolete. That kind of talk made us realize that the fight is still ongoing and that we need to bring the issue up once again.


What part of dead zone did you not understand?


This great Computer World article retold the told the tale of how a new hire is handed a pager on his first day of work at an IT company and told he will be on-call. The notion that pagers have problems and dead zones doesn’t seem to penetrate the consciousness of his manager:

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WHY THE CONVERSATION CAN’T STOP AT DEVOPS MONITORING TOOLS

On Beyond Tools



A conversation I recently had with the DevOps manager of a major online retailer really made me think about DevOps monitoring tools. The manager and I discussed how several DevOps shops seem to define themselves based on the number of tools they have monitoring their build and IT stack. The point he went on to make is:


You can go up and down the isles at a conference with the corporate credit card and buy every tool in sight but all those purchases don’t make you a DevOps. All it makes you is the owner of many tools.


The point of the manager’s comment is that being an effective DevOps shop or IT service provider means you go beyond just owning tools. You have to incorporate those tools into a meaningful DevOps philosophy and an understanding of proper tool management and proper team integration. And, importantly from my humble perspective, proper alerting.

DevOps, as a philosophy, encourages shifting left and putting testing earlier into the process so that teams can be proactive in their support rather than reactive to problems. So, how does a DevOps enable this shift in thinking from reactive to proactive? Read on to find out.

Devops monitoring tools – a love affair

Devops is about bringing development and operational teams together. And to some extent, tools can be a way to improve this relationship. A recent whitepaper from Puppet describes how:


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6 STEPS TO IT ALERTING BEST PRACTICES

Not all alerts are created equal


Even though most IT teams have adopted IT alerting practices, they are often far from alerting best practices. It’s not enough to just have an alerting tool. Like a monitoring tool, if left uncalibrated, alerts will simply produce a sea of noisy data. Instead, teams should calibrate alerts so that they are meaningful.

For example, a meaningful alert might be something along the line of web requests are taking more than x seconds to process and respond or new servers are failing to spin up as expected. And these are great examples of what could be high priority alerts for a company.

Alternatively, alerts that are less high priority, such as server is 90% full can be a low priority alert that can be forwarded to the on call engineer but don’t rise to the level of a 2am wakeup call. In OnPage, you can send this low priority alert to go to the engineer’s account but ensure the account notifies the engineer during normal business hours.


6 steps to IT alerting best practices


It’s an important realization that not all alerting needs to wake up an engineer. The trick to successful alerting is to provide meaningful alerts when issues do occur. To this end, OnPage has the following alerting best practices which have been vetted by our numerous end users:

  • Make sure your alerts are calibrated. Establish a baseline so you know how your systems are supposed to work
  • Ensure alerts are tied to a schedule.
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ONPAGE: ESCALATION POLICY AND FAILOVER
OnPage has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to undelivered messages and alerts, which is why we added Failover Redundancy to our critical alerting platform. Failover Redundancy is, simply put, a part of our Escalation Policy.
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OnPage

OnPage is a secure messaging solution that eliminates the need to carry a Traditional Pager. Separate the critical messages from the clutter while maintaining HIPAA compliance . OnPage has a stellar history of ensuring Critical, Time-sensitive messages always get to the right person right away!

Our cloud based solution supports the need for a high-availability, scalable messaging system. We elevate the level of awareness to critical alerts on all leading mobile devices.

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