“What To Do When IT Alerts Fail” Webinar: Opsview & OnPage

OnPage Announces Priority Alerting as a Service for MSPs

Webinar Airs: Dec 10 2015, 0200 EST Presented by Opsview & OnPage – December 10, 2015 Amazing solutions exist today for IT monitoring. These tools empower IT teams with unprecedented and timely knowledge of what is happening across their IT environments. And yet, when it comes time to ACT on that information most companies today rely on archaic, failure-prone technologies like email and SMS. Outbound only, these notifications lack the round-trip feedback that assures timely response to critical alerts, which can cause critical application outages. And at an average of $74,000 an hour for the cost of downtime, outages can be very costly to the business. Opsview and OnPage have partnered to provide the industry’s most advanced combination of IT Monitoring and Priority IT Alerting. You’ll hear directly from two of the leaders in IT Monitoring & Management and see how to minimize the impact of issues and exceed your SLAs. Topics of […] Read more »

SMS Is NOT Secure


Many pediatric hospital physicians are communicating with their staff through various text messages instead of using a secure HIPAA compliant messaging system. According to a University of Kansas study presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference in New Orleans, 90% of respondents said they regularly use a smartphone and 96% are using text messaging as their priority form of communication. It’s great to hear that the use of advanced technology is growing in hospitals and in the healthcare environment. However, with the use of smartphones comes the responsibility to adhere to certain compliance issues such as HIPAA. Text messaging is a convenient and favored form of communication nowadays but is not appropriate in healthcare environments because it does not adhere to these healthcare guidelines. SMS or Text messaging is also not appropriate for physicians because it is a personal form of communication that should not be used for […] Read more »

Network Monitoring: Is Email & SMS Good Enough?

email & Sms

Are you an IT Administrator staring at your phone’s screen all day waiting for an email or text?  Have you ever missed a CRITICAL email or text because it didn’t grab your attention? Using email and SMS for network alerts has been a widely used practice since the early 90’s, but is not an effective and efficient way of receiving these kinds of CRITICAL alerts.  Alert notifications are a crucial part of your system monitoring. Missing even one single email or text can result in downtime which can also result in revenue loss, reputation damage, and potential customer defections. System monitoring without a noticeable alert is like getting a Pizza delivered to your building but not knowing when, so unless you sit there by the lobby waiting for that Pizza, by the time you find the Pizza it’s stale and cold. OnPage helps to eliminate this process so that you can receive your […] Read more »