Creating Actionable Alerts is a continuous process that can enhance your workflows so that not only are the correct people notified at the right time, but they can take immediate action to reduce potential business-impact. This post is the first in a three-part series about alert enrichment. Without actionable alerts, your responders may be alerted to an issue, but cannot necessarily take immediate action, which has the potential to increase downtime and slow down the remediation process. Actionable alerts set your responders up for success from the start of an Incident, and empowers them to immediately start repairing damaged services. There are many ways to create Actionable Alerts, so as an introduction to our newest White Paper, Creating Actionable Alerts to Maximize Resolution Speed, we want to share our first method.
There’s no shortage of reasons why an organization decides to move part, or all, of its operations to the cloud. Generally speaking, these reasons fall into three categories: improving competitiveness, reducing cost, and offsetting risk. These reasons often overlap as well. For example, a company looking to move application development into cloud environments could be targeting this as a way to accelerate deployment, reduce overhead IT costs, improve team collaboration, and more rapidly scale operations (operationally or geographically).
In 1970, a series of devastating wildfires swept across Southern California, destroying over 700 homes across 775 square miles in 13 days, resulting in more than $233 million in losses (over $1 billion in today’s dollars, adjusted for inflation). Thousands of firefighters from around the state and beyond responded, but found it very difficult to work together. They certainly knew how to fight fires, but lacked a common management framework that could scale up or down based on the needs of the incident. They also lacked a standardized approach for incident leadership, which extended beyond each individual fire department. Shortly thereafter, fire service leaders came together and created a new, and at that time, revolutionary system for managing incidents, capable of managing everyday fire and medical incidents to large scale incidents that make the national news. A new way of managing incidents was born that day!
In 1970, a series of devastating wildfires swept across California, destroying more than 700 homes over 775 square miles in 13 days with 13 fatalities, and resulting in more than $233 million in losses (over $1 billion in today’s dollars, adjusted for inflation). Thousands of firefighters from around the state and beyond responded, but found it very difficult to work together. They certainly knew how to fight fires, but lacked a common management framework that could scale up and down with the incident. They also lacked a standardized approach for incident leadership. Shortly thereafter, several fire service leaders created a revolutionary system for managing emergencies that range from the everyday fire and medical emergency to large-scale emergency events that make the national news. The Incident Command System (ICS) was born, which has since evolved into the Incident Management System (IMS).
This is that moment of the year when we try to wrap-up everything that has happened, reflect on the expectations we had in the beginning of 2017, the facts we are facing today, and the great challenges we are going to overcome in the year of 2018.
Technology Solutions Providers all around the world rely on ConnectWise technology stack to manage their business, sell more efficiently, automate service delivery, and remotely control technology to deliver amazing customer experiences.
OpsGenie provides unique incident response orchestration capabilities that complement ConnectWise products to prepare for incidents that have the potential to impact business. With OpsGenie’s ConnectWise certified app, you have all the data you need to analyze and resolve problems as well as the tools to develop incident response plans, collaborate and coordinate the response actions, and analyze response effectiveness.
ServiceNow is a service management platform that allows users to submit requests for technical support for hardware, software, applications, and more. Organizations around the world leverage its capabilities to consolidate systems and automate service management processes.
OpsGenie provides unique incident response orchestration and alert management capabilities that complement ServiceNow, enabling teams to prepare for and address incidents that have the potential to impact business. With OpsGenie’s ServiceNow certified app, users have all the data and tools to design actionable alerts and incidents, manage on-call schedules and escalations, and orchestrate communication and collaboration during incident resolution process.
We’re thrilled to announce the release of our advanced reporting and analytics capabilities which let you analyze your incident response with a variety of granular reports! Powered by Looker’s data visualization and exploration features, our new platform unlocks your Operations data and enables self-service analytics through unique features such as:
- Powerful visualizations: Our new platform provides many different visualizations you can use to make sense of your data. From cartesian charts to pie and donut charts to timelines and tables, your data is visualized in various ways to help you gain fast insights.
Let’s face it, if you’re reading this article, you’re probably a part of an IT team or familiar with the concept of an Incident. They define the “uncertainty” dimension in your company, and its reputation is determined by how you manage those times of uncertainty. Incidents are the nightmare of the DevOps crew who manages them, and just a state of disappointment for the customer who’s on the receiving end of your service. During a major incident, communicating the misfortune between security experts and corporate stakeholders gains further significance. To manage these times of uncertainty, you must rely upon fail-proof systems which are able to effectively deliver communication between multiple stakeholders. Thus, while the experts are working to resolve the issue, your corporate communication teams must deliver the correct message so that the public opinion is shaped by the disaster response efforts. It’s the difference between letting the public know that the flight is in turbulence instead of a nosedive. A company’s response to a crisis is not a mere coincidence, but a reflection of the efforts taken to mitigate the possibility of a collapse.
Splunk makes it simple to collect, analyze, and act upon the untapped value of the big data generated by technology infrastructures, security systems, and business applications. Organizations around the world leverage Splunk’s capabilities to gain better visibility across large infrastructures and to analyze and troubleshoot problems more quickly.
OpsGenie provides unique incident response orchestration capabilities that complement Splunk to prepare for incidents that have the potential to impact business. With OpsGenie’s Splunk certified app, you have all the data you need to analyze and resolve problems as well as the tools to develop incident response plans, collaborate and coordinate the response actions, and analyze response effectiveness.