SCI Engineering Inc, costly damages avoided

SCI Engineering Inc, costly damages avoided

SCI Engineering Inc., a premier provider of consulting engineering services recently sent us a testimonial. They are using our OutagesIO hardware agent with environment-sensing capabilities. According to their testimonial, the OutagesIO agent alerted them of a temperature issue in the server room that could have caused significant damage to their equipment. Here's an excerpt from their email: "I...

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Internet outages independently observed

Internet outages independently observed

Adding independently observed Internet outage monitoring could greatly improve a company's ability to not only prevent extended downtime but even pre-empt potential problems. Monitoring Internet problems from each location can provide a number of benefits over centralized monitoring. One key advantage is that it can allow for a more granular and localized view of Internet outages and problems....

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Internet delivery accountability, how to obtain it

Internet delivery accountability, how to obtain it

Internet delivery accountability becomes critical as more traditional infrastructure gets moved to the Internet. Consumers and businesses find themselves not only dependent on their ISP but even at risk if the provider is not highly reliable. Remote employees can get into trouble if they miss critical deadlines or suffer too much Internet downtime. VoIP phones, media devices, and other...

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Smart outlets for data center and server room

Smart outlets for data center and server room

Smart outlets and relay remote controls to power cycle devices in a small data center or server room typically cost between hundreds and thousands of dollars. There are often situations that require remotely controlling devices but it's hard to justify spending that kind of money. With this in mind, OutagesIO recently added smart outlets and relays with the ability to control each from the same...

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Why Internet fails to reach advertised “up to” speeds

Why Internet fails to reach advertised “up to” speeds

Why does our Internet fail to reach advertised “up to” speeds? Actual Internet speed vs advertised can definitely vary prompting the question 'Why is my Internet so slow".  This is a common question we will demystify. We pick our Internet speed plans based on what we think our usage might be. There are few things that can help us to decide on the plan.One might be your work.  You might move huge...

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Smart Home Automation Without Invasive Apps

Smart Home Automation Without Invasive Apps

Smart home automation is a hot trend that includes home security systems, remote cameras and automatic control of IoT devices like plugs, lights, relays and other hardware. The conveniences can come at a cost as nearly every brand requires the installation of one or more apps on your phone or tablet. Some of those could have hidden vulnerabilities, invasive functions or are highly insecure....

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Trust Issues: Third Party Companies Damaging Your SaaS

Trust Issues: Third Party Companies Damaging Your SaaS

Maybe It’s A Virus, Maybe It’s Not Are third parties damaging your saas? Maybe. The AVG virus scanner recently flagged our software as containing a heuristic virus. We panicked. Our coder spent hours looking but found nothing. I reached out to AVG on their site--no reply, no concern that they are hurting our business. I decided to try contacting them on social media to ask what was happening,...

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Summary: About OutagesIO

Do you know if your ISP provides what they promise? OutagesIO makes Internet providers accountable for their services while providing analytics on how they are performing, no matter what they report or don't report. Pitch Many of us take high-speed Internet access for granted – it keeps us connected at work and entertained at home. If we’re lucky, it’s reliable, but when it’s not, we feel...

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Learn how to monitor your Internet and provider live

Learn how to monitor your Internet and provider live

Take advantage of a one hour online meeting with an OutagesIO developer and quickly learn how you can use the service to monitor your Internet and provider. The meeting will be a hands on demonstration and explanation on how the service and related tools work. Sometimes, being able to speak with someone rather than reading a lot of text goes a long way. If you have an agent installed using our...

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OutagesIO Managed Internet Outage Monitor

OutagesIO Managed Internet Outage Monitor

Our managed Internet outage monitor service can alert the right IT people in your company when specific locations are no longer communicating. Who better to dig through connectivity data then report problems than the ones actively developing it. No learning curve, no training needed, we'll handle all of the monitoring for you. Set each location as needed As your IT people install agents, they...

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Community Internet monitoring and consulting for free

Community Internet monitoring and consulting for free

Is your area suffering unreliable Internet services? As a community service and at no cost, OutagesIO.com can help your community get more reliable Internet services. The most challenging aspect of ongoing Internet problems is trying to gather enough facts, proof and collaborative data when the provider won't fix or doesn't see the problems.  Individual complaints can be dismissed but a...

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