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January 17, 2018 | by OnPage Corporation
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The State of Alerting in the IT Ops world

OnPage Corp. just finished a survey of more than 100 ITOps professionals from across the United States. Our goal was to acquire a greater understanding of how well engineers in the industry are performing when it comes to critical alerting and alert management of their IT teams. We wanted to understand the antecedents of alert … Continued

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January 5, 2018 | by OnPage Corporation
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Giving critical messages a voice

OnPage releases new voicemail features In an era where voice mail is ubiquitous, our customers have been asking for the ability to receive voicemail attachments on their OnPage messages. You know, there are times when you need to send a critical message to your physician or IT professional with a voice mail attachment.  And so … Continued

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December 5, 2017 | by OnPage Corporation
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OnPage’s plan to hack IT post mortem reporting

Blameless post-mortems allow us to examine mistakes in a way that focuses on the situational aspects of a failure’s mechanism and the decision-making process of individuals proximate to the failure. – The DevOps Handbook  The engineers at Google describe post-mortem reporting as a “written record of an incident, its impact, the actions taken to mitigate … Continued

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November 21, 2017 | by Shawn Lazarus
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The Sleuth Journal reports on the importance of scheduling and alert management for on-call IT teams

  The following is an excerpt form the thesleuthjournal.com  Having an IT team on-call is very important to ensuring your company’s end product retains its high level of quality. Without this component, it would be considerably harder for the IT team to get the information they need when issues do arise. Additionally, it would also be … Continued

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November 10, 2017 | by OnPage Corporation
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Incident Response Management Plan Best Practices

An actionable incident response management plan for your IT teams An incident response management plan defines the posture and actions IT operations teams take in order to effectively respond to incidents impacting customer experience. Given that 90 percent of large businesses say they experience major IT incidents and IT downtime several times a year, one … Continued

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November 6, 2017 | by Shawn Lazarus
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Overcoming Alert Fatigue within IT Teams

How to Win the Alert Fatigue Battle IT engineers and DevOps teams cannot help but experience alert fatigue when they receive after-hour alerts lacking context or relevance. Messages come in, for example, telling the engineer on-call that disk space is used up. Does this mean 60% used up or 100% used up? Or an after-hours … Continued

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November 2, 2017 | by OnPage Corporation
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Improving Incident Response Management

How to ensure proactive communications during an IT outage In the world of IT outages and IT operations, incident response management plays significantly into how quickly the issue is resolved. The cause of the outage could be the result of a network configuration change, software upgrade, scheduled maintenance, surge capacity failure or simply a code … Continued

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October 11, 2017 | by OnPage Corporation
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Empower your NOC team

Three Ways to Empower NOC Team According to some sources, up to 80% of IT issues can be resolved by your NOC team. Your NOC is the company’s first line of defense against outages and IT irregularities. For most IT teams, the Network Operations Centers (NOC) support the computer network and infrastructure with the goal of maintaining … Continued

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September 20, 2017 | by OnPage Corporation
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The OnPage Guide to Mastering Escalation Management

Escalation management for better communication While effective communication can be challenging in the best of circumstances, it can be especially trying when an internal or external customer is facing an issue. The first goal of the incident management process is to restore a normal service operation as quickly as possible and to minimize the impact … Continued

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September 14, 2017 | by OnPage Corporation
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IT outage communications

Are you prepared for an IT Outage? In the past 4 weeks, the southern United States has experienced significant damage from the ravages of hurricane Harvey and Irma. These natural disasters are freakish and unexpected but unfortunately they are not uncommon. Even at less intensity such as a tropical storm, the results can take the … Continued

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