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September 15, 2016 | by OnPage

OnPage app helps prevent HIPAA violations and ransomware attacks

OnPage helps thwarts HIPAA violations Avoiding HIPAA violations and combating potential ransomware attacks are top of mind for many healthcare institutions. In theory, avoiding HIPAA violations should be straight forward as HIPAA requirements are very specific in what they do and don’t allow hospitals to do during communications with their staff physicians. HIPAA legislation clearly prohibits the use … Continued

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September 13, 2016 | by OnPage

How well do you know MTTR? Are you a MTTR black belt?

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September 12, 2016 | by OnPage

What you need to know about MTTR and why IT MaTTeRs

What all engineering teams should know about MTTR In the IT world, performance is everything. So when technology fails, your first thought is how to utilize incident management knowledge to repair the situation and minimize downtime. As both a manager and an engineer, you need to minimize your MTTR –Mean Time To Resolution- in order … Continued

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September 7, 2016 | by OnPage

The secret to blameless post mortems

How your engineering teams can move past finger-pointing to effectively managing mistakes Sidney Dekker’s theory on ‘bad apples’ holds that complex systems think they would be fine if it were not for the erratic behavior of some unreliable people. According to this theory, when unexpected events are seen in an otherwise safe system, they are … Continued

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September 7, 2016 | by OnPage

OnPage uses Tropo to create bilingual office

Spanish-language phone tree facilitates after-hours at doctor’s office OnPage and Cisco Tropo bilingual capabilities Back in February of this year, OnPage announced its integration with Cisco’s Tropo technology.  Tropo’s cloud-based API platform enables OnPage to embed real-time communications within the OnPage critical alerting application through the use of voice commands.  Tropo makes it simple for OnPage’s … Continued

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September 6, 2016 | by OnPage

Feel the burnout

Eleven practical ways for DevOps engineers to better manage their work environment At OnPage, we know the importance of DevOps burnout and have explored in other formats such as our e-book and video. The seriousness of the issue is highlighted by the following components: Decreased employee happiness. Employees become less satisfied and content with their … Continued

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August 30, 2016 | by OnPage

Bringing Dev and Ops together with on-call groups

Make Dev and Ops better together by building empathy with on-call groups Create Effective Schedules Much has been written on the tension that often exists between Dev and Ops teams in an organization. All too frequently, Devs are focused on rapid prototyping and creating code while Ops are focused on keeping the ship stable and making as few … Continued

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August 24, 2016 | by OnPage

Why Pagers Suck!

HIPAA Violations are only the beginning If you’re a healthcare professional you probably use pagers to communicate with your office and with others in your practice. But did you know that using a pager could cost your office $650K for a HIPAA violation? That seems like a lot of money to spend for the liberty … Continued

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August 23, 2016 | by OnPage

7 Ways DevOps Can Avoid Alert Fatigue

Being on-call doesn’t have to mean you’re always tired The introduction of monitoring into the DevOps world means alerts will occur 24/7. As such, there will be alert fatigue in DevOps. Monitoring needs alerts in order to be effective but the issue is that while our technology is 24/7, humans cannot work in a similar … Continued

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August 22, 2016 | by OnPage

Critical Alerts Without a Data Package

When the Wi-Fi magical garden is gone and the message must get through Most of us don’t even think twice about internet connectivity. We get it at work or Starbucks or at home. It’s one of those low-cost goods in our society which can be produced in vast quantities as needed with minimal effort. And … Continued

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