Feel the burnout

Eleven practical ways for DevOps engineers to better manage their work environment At last month’s DevOpsDays Boston, many hallway sessions and Open Spaces discussions were devoted to talking about engineer burnout. The artifacts of engineer burnout are many but the main ones identified by the conference attendees were: Decreased employee happiness. Employees become less satisfied and content with their work Decreased productivity. Because employees are fatigued, they are less productive Frequent job shifts. Throughout the industry, it has become standard for engineers to switch jobs every 2 to 3 years in hopes of finding employment that won’t burn them out. How to recognize burnout How do you realize that you are suffering from burnout? It’s like the famous description of a frog in boiling water. The frog only knows he’s going to die when it’s too late. Similarly, the engineer only knows they are suffering burnout when they have either […] Read more »

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 of using a $5 device. HIPAA Requirements According to the HIPAA regulations, healthcare organizations using pagers must Ensure that all communications are encrypted Ensure that a system of message accountability is implemented Enable remote removal of messages from a pager to protect the integrity of PHI in the event of a pager being lost or stolen Enable a process for user identification on each device Enable an automatic log-out facility to prevent unauthorized access to PHI when a pager is left unattended Unless you have borrowed a pager from the future, your pager doesn’t meet […] Read more »

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 while $30 per month might seem pretty close to free, many consumers and business individuals outside the United States don’t live in our magical wi-fi garden. Got tech support in India? So, imagine instead that you are a company with tech support in India where nearly 900 million people do not have access to the internet. Or perhaps you have support in the Philippines which has the third lowest average connection speed in the region. Further, imagine that you have a critical alert you need to get out to your engineers about a downed server […] Read more »

Cygnus Decreases Costs and Improves Response Time

OnPage facilitates Cygnus’ growth of 25% per year through efficiency, cost reduction and improved response to critical alerts OnPage, a leading provider of incident management technology, has helped Cygnus Systems Inc., reduce the time it takes to respond to critical alerts. In a case study released today, OnPage details how through Cygnus System’s integration of OnPage’s technology and ConnectWise, Cygnus has been able to spend less on its answering service, reduce waiting time for its customers and improve the quality of response by its engineers. The sum of these efforts has allowed the company to grow by 25% over the past year. Slashing response time to critical alerts and getting IT to work as quickly as possible to resolve incidents was key for Cygnus. Inefficient issue resolution, limited visibility of issues and fragmented communications can plague MSPs if not handled efficiently and quickly. Cygnus had to assure its clients of end-to-end service […] Read more »

50 Ways to leave your pager: Why it’s time to think pager replacement.

Why is it time to think about pager replacement? Perhaps the need for finding a pager alternative is clear to many realize the inefficency and time waste caused by using the device. These facts are highlighted in an article from 2014 entitled Why Are Hospitals Still Using Pagers?, Cliff McClintick writes “If you read the marketing copy of nearly any large hospital or health system, you’ll see references to “state-of-the art equipment” and “cutting-edge technology…. [C]onsumers have a right to expect the claim to be true. But if they or their family members experience delays in care because a doctor hasn’t returned a page, their faith may be shaken.” Moreover, the beep on a pager doesn’t rise above the constant alarms and sounds of other machines in hospitals or data centers. And often pager holders can sleep through their alarms. At OnPage, we have thought long and hard about how […] Read more »

Why proper incident management is key to proper IT management

Proper IT management requires proper incident management. Otherwise, you court Murphy’s law at your peril. In the IT world, if a server can fail, a cache overload or traffic overload the network – it will. And the consequences are significant. Many IT organizations face database, hardware, and software downtime, lasting short periods to shutting down the business for days. According to a January 2016 article in Network Computing on the high price of IT downtime, organizations face: “an average of five downtime events each month, with each downtime event being expensive indeed: from $1 million a year for a typical midsize company to more than $60 million for a large enterprise.” The major cause of this downtime is equipment failures which account for almost 40% of downtime. The second most frequent cause of downtime is human error which accounts for 25% of downtime. Cybersecurity accounts for only about 10% of […] Read more »

OnPage / Yahoo Stock Alerts

OnPage / Yahoo Stock Price Alerts

   OnPage is Compatible with Yahoo Stock Price Alerts! Follow the stocks you care about most and get personalized news and alerts. Access real-time stock information and investment updates. OnPage can integrate with any sensor or application that sends a notification. The OnPage system is an ideal deployment for IoT (Internet of Things) devices. When you cannot afford to miss time-sensitive notifications, simply route them via OnPage. The service is NOT free, but if priority messaging is mission critical for your business, it will pay for itself quickly. YAHOO Stock Price Alerts via OnPage An OnPage for Android Creative Use Story. Also Works on iPhone & Blackberry. “Here’s my step by step “How to get Yahoo stock alerts with OnPage”: OnPage works great! I just got a Real-Time stock price alert with OnPage + Yahoo. Once in the Yahoo Stock Portfolio, there is a tab called “Set Alerts” just above […] Read more »

OnPage Leverages Cisco VOIP to Improve Paging-Over-Telephone

Cisco / Tropo

OnPage Corporation, a pioneer in cloud-based pager replacement and IT alerting, brings its signature message-sent validation to paging via telephone.   OnPage announces the release of an enhanced version of its paging via telephone service that ensures pages are sent to the intended recipients, and informs the caller whether the message is sent or the intended recipient is not accepting pages. This feature overcomes the long-standing problem associated with telephone paging of not knowing the fate of a sent page.  By borrowing from its award-winning priority round-trip alerting technology, and leveraging Cisco’s voice-over-IP technology, OnPage telephone paging service now confirms via voice commands that the caller entered the correct number/USERID before sending the page. It also checks to make sure that the intended recipient is accepting pages, and informs the caller whether the message was sent or the recipient is unavailable. In March 2016, OnPage will further enhance its paging-over-telephone […] Read more »

OnPage News: Cybersecurity & Network Monitoring

Augmented Reality - OnPage Cybersecurity

Augmented Reality Innovator Chooses OnPage to Provide Priority Alerting as Part of its Proprietary Cybersecurity System   OnPage, the leader in Priority Round-Trip IT Alerting announced today that a pioneering augmented reality company has chosen OnPage to provide mobile-based priority alerting to its layered, proprietary network monitoring system. The OnPage critical alert system, was selected over the competition due to its superior ease of use and its ability to integrate easily with its internally developed infrastructure monitoring systems. “Our infrastructure is unique and requires specialized monitoring to protect us from cyber-attacks of all kinds,” said a senior systems engineer at the company. “The standard commercial remote monitoring tools cannot handle our requirements, and so we built our own. OnPage provided a simple but very effective integration capability that worked with our systems out of the box.” This innovative company has gained a reputation for pushing the technology frontier. “We are […] Read more »

OnPage News: Healthcare Security

Healthcare Security - Anthem Data Breach

Cyber security: Attack of the Health Hackers Targeting Medical Records Breach of Anthem database, probably from China, is part of a 2015 wave of 100m hacked medical records.  Eight out of ten of the biggest hacks in the US last year were of healthcare providers caused by failed healthcare security. Last January an administrator at health insurer Anthem noticed an unusually complex query running on the computer network. It looked like a colleague was responsible, but a quick check revealed that it was coming from somewhere else.  Minutes later, Anthem was in crisis mode. Investigators believe the hackers were from China and had been operating undetected inside the company’s network for months. They gained access by tricking the employee to click on a phishing email that was disguised to look like an internal message. Using the administrator’s credentials, hackers combed through Anthem’s database containing names, social security numbers and birth […] Read more »

OnPage News: Incident Response

OnPage Secure Messaging - Incident Response

The Growing Role of Incident Response for Improved Cybersecurity Article Courtesy of:  InfoRisk Today Awareness is up, But Asian Approach Still Young. Asia is evolving into a huge and complex market for technology. Following the trend where technology follows the route from the Americas, to Europe and then to Asia, the practice of incident response is just taking root in Asian countries. “An incident response team by definition says that an organizations recognizes it is going to be breached, and needs a team to respond to any incident,” says Jeff Buhl, VP & GM APAC for Arbor Networks. “That’s a big step in security and the acceptance of the need for that is only just starting in Asia.” But organizations are slowly starting to accept they are vulnerable and at least beginning to educate themselves about it, he says. There is a demand for education and awareness, yet maturity is still […] Read more »

OnPage: Smartphone Pager Replacement

Priority Messaging Healthcare - OnPage

Why Do Doctors Still Carry Pagers? Article Courtesy of: Mental Floss Seeing a pager in today’s technologically evolved world is like spotting a hand-cranked car engine. In an era where the cell phone has replaced virtually every item in an old Radio Shack catalog, what’s the point of sticking with a device that hasn’t evolved in 20-odd years? For physicians, the answer is that an anachronistic messaging system may still be best. Even though pager use has dropped from 61 million users in 1994 to less than six million today, hospital employees are helping to keep this seemingly redundant device from obsolescence for two reasons. In an urgent-care situation, they may be more reliable than cell phone reception. Second, hospitals are in no hurry to upgrade telecommunications. “The feeling has been that in hospitals where the walls are shielded due to MRIs, cells phone aren’t universal,” says Fred Pelzman, M.D., an […] Read more »

OnPage: Managed Service Providers 2016

Managed Services Provider - OnPage

2016 Predictions: The Year of Managed Service Providers Article Via:  ITProPortal ITS believes that there are three areas where MSPs (Managed Service Provider) will start to grow and become more popular. These predictions reflect trends that are already becoming apparent in the industry. ITS’s three predictions for 2016 are: Prediction #1: Managed service providers will become more popular amongst small to midsized businesses. Outsourcing IT support services to a MSP will be important for SMEs whose internal staff don’t have the time or skills to manage complicated office technology — especially considering the rate at which technology changes. The service provider will not only oversee your day-to-day technology maintenance needs but also look for recurring problems and ways to strengthen your IT infrastructure. Plus, you’ll benefit from the provider’s knowledge of industry trends and experience with new technologies. A high level of expertise is required to fully understand the implementation […] Read more »

“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 »

OnPage Academic Security & Critical Messaging

OnPage - Colleges & Universities

What do UVA, Yale, Ohio State, Tufts, & Georgia State Have in Common? They are just a sample of the Colleges and Universities who use OnPage for critical messaging, priority alerts and academic security. As opposed to mass texting “fire and forget” solutions, OnPage’s award winning technology  provides intelligent roundtrip “Alert until Read” messaging that assures your most critical messages are always received – and acted upon by the intended recipient.       These institutions leverage the mobile devices of their faculty, students, administration and operations to: Provide IT alerts to support staff round the clock Help patients reach University medical staff securely and confidentially Outfit all Resident Life Directors in times of emergency OnPage integrates easily and seamlessly with your existing IT monitoring, campus email systems, and SMS messaging.   Used by thousands of customers worldwide the cloud-based OnPage solution is simple to use, completely secure, and scales to […] Read more »

Midwives Rely on OnPage!

Midwives

The OnPage Priority Messaging System has been Universally Adopted by Midwives throughout the Northeast and Canada. OnPage is Proud to be a Priority Alert Leader in the Midwifery Community! OnPage Corporation announced today the continued widespread acceptance and implementation of its industry leading priority alerts system by Midwife professionals. Real-time, secure communications between Midwives and their clients play a crucial role in pre-natal care, a mother’s peace of mind and the critical alerts leading up to child birth. What is a Midwife? Midwives introduce women to the healthcare system and ensure that women and their babies receive ongoing skilled care during pregnancy, childbirth, and in the important days and weeks after birth. Midwives provide advice, care and support for women and their babies during pregnancy, labor and the early postnatal period. They work in multidisciplinary teams in both hospital and, increasingly, community healthcare settings, while participating in improving maternal and neonatal […] Read more »

Amazon SNS + OnPage

Amazon SNS with OnPage

OnPage Tech Tips: Several of our subscribers have been using Amazon SNS with OnPage. Amazon SNS is a great way to send notifications based on a topic. Utilizing OnPage in tandem with AWS SNS will provide added benefits. Subscribing to important topics with your OnPage email address will provide alerts with redundancy, a full audit trail, and escalation. You can easily prioritize each topic by specifying if the notification is low or high priority. Such as:  ([email protected] for low priority or [email protected] for high priority) In order to receive the subscription link you must specify the delivery method as “Email – JSON” instead of “Email”. Once the subscription is confirmed the user can start receiving messages from their OnPage address email address. The following use case is an example of a simple setup using OnPage and Amazon SNS: An alert is sent to an escalation group that has a schedule […] Read more »

New! Dynamic Scheduler Software Update

Dynamic Scheduler by OnPage

OnPage Announces the Introduction of the Dynamic Scheduler Update to its Critical Messaging Software System. Enterprise users now have an intuitive, flexible and easy to use scheduling system that that is able to handle the most complex employee, team and group calendar configurations. OnPage announced today the release of an improved version of the application and its alert management software. The latest enhancement to the OnPage secure priority messaging tools, addresses the enterprise users’ requirements for a robust on-call scheduling calendar. Additionally, companies of all sizes can take advantage of this scheduling feature which has been proven to be essential to efficient, worry-free, personnel management. Escalation Groups continue to be one of OnPage’s most useful enterprise features. This indispensable scheduling tool provides customers with the ability to prioritize recipients and supply redundancy to their urgent messages. The current software update significantly improves group messaging with the addition of on-call escalation […] Read more »

Emergency Responders Enhance 911 Communications with OnPage!

Brighton Ambulance Launches OnPage Secure Messaging to Enhance 911 Communications.

Brighton Ambulance Launches OnPage Secure Messaging to Enhance 911 Communications. o “We know the OnPage system has the ability to save lives and I’d like to see other people in my industry benefit from it too. Brighton Ambulance relies on the system every day and it’s doing a phenomenal job”  – Brad Sentfleben, EMS Captain, Brighton Ambulance, New York. The EMS Captain for Brighton Ambulance, chooses OnPage for its ease of use, uncomplicated deployment, cost effectiveness, and for best meeting the needs of his emergency responders. OnPage, the industry standard in alert management software, announced today that a busy New York ambulance service has chosen OnPage for emergency messaging and special operations communications. By providing secure, HIPAA compliant critical alerts, with predefined escalation protocols, audit trails, receipt and read notifications, emergency responders can be deployed quicker, more reliably and more efficiently. “We are very pleased and honored to have Brighton […] Read more »

OnPage® Enables Compatibility with SolarWinds® Orion® Technology Backbone for Critical IT Alerts

SolarWinds

OnPage IT Alerts Management Software teams up with SolarWinds to elevate Critical Alerts before impact. WALTHAM, Massachusetts: Onset Technology creator of OnPage, the leading provider of critical enterprise messaging and alert management services, is pleased to announce compatibility with SolarWinds Orion technology backbone. SolarWinds is a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT performance management software. The suite of SolarWinds Orion-based IT monitoring and management products includes a powerful web-based intelligent alerting engine that allows users to quickly configure alerts to respond to hundreds of different network scenarios including multiple condition checks. OnPage is a cross platform, prioritized messaging system for smartphones that elevates the ‘High Priority’ messages above the clutter. With a prominent alert-until-read and dedicated inbox, it eliminates the need to carry a traditional pager in order to separate critical messages from the clutter of casual SMS and email. “Businesses live or die on the reliability of their […] Read more »

Interns! OnPage is working with Newton South High School

OnPage Interns - Sam & Kristen

OnPage® Just Hired Two New Interns. And Guess What? They’re in High School. OnPage has just teamed up with Newton South High School’s “Wise Individualized Senior Experience” (WISE) program. This program allows seniors to work outside of school on a six-week project or internship of their choosing, for school credit. The WISE program focuses primarily on mentorship and real-world experience. This year, two Newton South seniors, Sam Sharon 17, and Kristen Magliozzi 17, have joined the OnPage team as part-time interns. Sam is currently working as a marketing intern. He has been updating the company Facebook page and Twitter feed on a daily basis. He also reported live from the Boston Marathon on the relevance of the OnPage Critical Messaging System in planning large events. He designed the “Team OnPage” Boston Strong T-Shirts, and helped create the various marketing campaigns. “I came in knowing nothing about marketing,” Sam explains, “But […] Read more »

How Smartphones and Digital Screens Transform Minds

Baby reading a tablet

Are You Hard-Wired? Neuroscientists warn that people who use smartphones and digital devices for reading seem to be developing “digital brains”. These online readers are developing new circuits designed for skimming through a flood of information online and skipping around through hyperlinked pages. This new alternative way of reading appears to be at odds with the traditional linear print reading circuitry developed over the past several thousands of years — from the birth of Egyptian hieroglyphics to the emergence of the Gutenberg press. Many believe that online reading is not only transforming how we read, but our minds as well. Online readers skim, pick out key words, and organizing their eye movements to generate the most information at the highest speed. And, they do this at a rate too fast to ingest real meaning. The question is, “Are we developing Twitter brains?” If cable TV news gave the world the sound […] Read more »

What to Expect: Health Care & The Internet Of Things – IoT

OnPage - Internet of Things

Health Care & the Internet of Things – IoT. What’s next? Many believe that the “Internet or Things” or IoT is just on the cusp of exploding in our homes – garage-door openers that open when your car is nearby, refrigerators that use the Internet to place an order when the milk gets low, heating systems that turn on from our smartphone, etc. But what about healthcare & the Internet of Things? Will we soon be seeing “smart” beds that react to patients needs and free up nurses to take care of more urgent needs? Will your runaway glucose level be reported to your doctor’s smartphone via a secure messaging alert? Or maybe it’s something else we haven’t even imagined yet? Predicting the health care technology future, even 3-5 years down the road, is a difficult task. Dr. Carl Sagan,  once said, “Prognosticating about the future is lost art.” Perhaps 150 years ago […] Read more »

11 Technologies Obsolesced by Smartphones

OnPage - Smartphone Pager Replacement

The Smartphone Revolution is Here! Gone are Camcorders, Pagers and Remotes. Mpeg players, Pagers, and calculators have all been swept into the dustbin of technology and replaced by your smartphone. Today, smartphones can do just about everything these icons from yesteryear could, and much, much more. So, lighten your load. There’s no need to carry around all your old devices anymore — they all can be consolodated into one device, your smartphone. (Violins and Trumpets) Let’s spend a minute reminiscing and shedding a tear for technology devices gone bye, and herald in “The Age of the Smartphone”. The Top-11 Technology Devices Obsolesced By Smartphones Rating Scale: **** (extremley obsolete) *** (very obsolete) ** (quite obsolete) * (obsolete) . Pagers These buzzing-vibrating little devils — I found them annoying — were state of the art in their day, but are now vintage technology. The issue with Pagers is that once you sent […] Read more »

Mass. Tech & Health Care Firms’ Trade Mission to Israel

Technology Israel

Mass. technology and health care leaders will be heading to Israel, along with Gov. Deval Patrick, on an innovation partnership and trade mission. Gov. Patrick and members of the delegation are scheduled to visit companies and business organizations in the innovation economy sectors from May 27  to June 4, 2014. The group will make stops in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, then Dubai, and finally Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.    The list of those attending the mission reads like a who’s who of the Bay State tech world. It includes: Barry Cohen, EVP Strategy, PTC Tim Healy, CEO,  Chairman and Co-Founder, EnerNOC Avner Halperin, CEO of EarlySense Robert Kraft, CEO & President of Kraft Industries Fred Lawrence, president of Brandeis University Nicholas Negroponte, Co-Founder & Chairman, MIT Media Lab Tim Rowe, CEO of Cambridge Innovation Center Ido Schoenberg, CEO of American Well Joel Schwartz, senior V.P. for global new business […] Read more »

OnPage Priority Messaging & Pager App Now Available for Android!

The OnPage application is paving the future for pager replacements in the marketplace, and is now available for Android Devices at Google Play! WALTHAM, Mass. June 07, 2012 “In any critical situation, whether relating to human-life or a company’s IT life-line to its customers, the key to a fast recovery relies on secure and immediate communication.” Says Judit Sharon, CEO of Onset Technology. “With traditional pager coverage shrinking by the day, and SMS communication not being secure or reliable, OnPage leverages expanding cellular and WiFi coverage, to provide reliable and secure, HIPAA-compliant communication in critical situations with no room for uncertainty.” OnPage now supports all of the major smartphone platforms. IT shops, hospitals, emergency services, media, and other organizations can consolidate all communications in a single Android, iPhone or Blackberry device. Users will be confident that their priority and mission-critical messaging will be transmitted using SSL encryption. Messages will be received, and […] Read more »

OnPage Secure Pager App Now Free to Emergency Workers in Tornado-Ravaged Midwest

Emergency responders and volunteers helping with recovery efforts can now communicate instantly and confidentially using their iPhone or BlackBerry, at no charge WALTHAM, Mass. (Business – Business Wire) – March 12, 2012 Onset Technology is giving away its OnPage smartphone pager app to emergency workers helping with recovery efforts in the Midwest. The free app turns any iPhone or Blackberry into a pager that provides reliable encrypted emergency communications for rescue workers and volunteers. Text pages can be generated app to app or email to app, and numeric pages can be broadcast using any telephone. No matter what communications technology a first responder, rescue worker, or volunteer is using, their emergency pager message will get through. The free OnPage app is available immediately to all emergency workers helping with the recovery of the tornado-affected areas. OnPage services will remain free of charge for two years. There are no restrictions, costs, or obligations to […] Read more »

Waltham Co. debuts iPhone pager for doctors and paramedics

Posted by Boston Business Journal – by Julie M Donnelly Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 10:05am EDT Onset Technology, an emergency communications company, has launched a paging system for Apple Inc.‘s (Nasdaq: AAPL) iPhones and other smart phones. The mobile app may eliminate the need for doctors, paramedics and other emergency personnel to carry around two devices. The privately held Waltham, Mass.-based company’s product, called OnPage, is a hosted, two-way paging service with global coverage on cellular and Wi-Fi networks Onset executives said the service an be downloaded directly to smart phones and can be used without servers or infrastructure maintenance. “Whether you are an ‘on-call’ healthcare professional or a busy parent in need of a direct line to your children, paging and priority messaging continues to serve a critical communications need. However—by forcing individuals to carry an additional and bulky device with limited functionality—there are inherent limitations in this aging technology,” Onset […] Read more »

The 21st Century Pager: OnPage

As posted by Jennifer Allen on 148Apps on July 19th, 2011 Be contactable in an emergency no matter what with OnPage. Belt clip not included. Released today is an app that combines modern technology with some pretty dated 1980s and 1990s technology. The humble pager was crucial back in the day when important people needed contacting at a time when the mobile phone wasn’t in mainstream use. These days they’re only really used by doctors and other medical professionals, and for a very important reason. Pagers ensure that important information such as a heads up to report in quickly can be done without being blocked by SMS messages, phone calls or internet usage. OnPage, a new app for iOS devices aims to create that kind of effect without the need for a separate device. It’s an app that, much like the pager before it, prioritizes emergency messages sent through the OnPage system, even […] Read more »

Paging Enters the 21st Century: OnPage™ Priority Messaging Service Launches for the iPhone, iPad and BlackBerry Devices

For Hospitals, Physicians, First Responders and Business Professionals, New Service Eliminates the Need for Stand-Alone Pagers WALTHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Onset Technology today officially launched OnPage, a first of its kind smartphone pager and Priority Messaging Application for mobile devices from Apple and RIM. With pagers still in use by physicians, first responders and other business professionals, and with over 450 million smart phones on the market, OnPage eliminates the archaic need to carry two devices for these individuals that require the ability to prioritize messaging beyond email, SMS and phone calls. In addition, the new service enhances traditional paging with a more intuitive user interface that mimics the collaborative and confirmatory functionality of email, with group messaging, text response and message delivery and read notification. A reliable, hosted service with global coverage on cellular and Wi-Fi networks, users can easily download OnPage directly to their device and start using it immediately […] Read more »

When Servers Absolutely Cannot Go Down, Cloud-based Businesses Rely on OnPage™

Vocus, a cloud-based PR and marketing firm, utilizes OnPage™ priority messaging for immediate response to server alerts.   Waltham, Mass. (PRWEB) February 08, 2012 Onset Technology, creators of OnPage, a smartphone-based priority messaging application, today announced a collaboration with Maryland based Vocus, Inc., to provide server status alert notifications to the company’s IT personnel. Vocus (NASDAQ: VOCS) is a leading provider of cloud-based marketing and PR software that helps over 40,000 organizations reach and influence buyers across social networks, online and through the media. Cloud-based businesses live and die by the reliability of their servers. Server downtime means company downtime—an event Vocus, like most other companies, cannot afford. Downtime can mean loss of revenues, reputation damage, and potential customer defections. To avoid downtime, server status monitoring alerts that were previously sent via email or SMS will now be sent via OnPage to IT personnel’s smartphone devices. “As a cloud-based business with multiple server monitoring […] Read more »

New OnPage App Succeeds Where Email and Texting Fail

OnPage for iPhone and BlackBerry is an essential app for IT pros, doctors, nurses—anyone who needs to ensure mission-critical messages are received fast WALTHAM, Mass.—January 23, 2012—With all the ways people have to communicate today, you‘d think it would be easy to get important messages through. But for many people, crucial and even lifesaving messages can be lost in a flood of emails, texts, instant messages, status updates, and chat windows. The era of lost messages ends today, thanks to the latest release of OnPage from Onset Technology. The OnPage app instantly transforms an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or BlackBerry into a secure, global digital pager that makes sure urgent messages always get through, and confirms they get read. “For people who depend on paging to get critical messages, the stand-alone pager is now officially obsolete,” says Judit Sharon, President and CEO of Onset Technology. “The new OnPage for iOS and BlackBerry completely […] Read more »