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IT Solutions Series #8: How to Communicate with Groups Outside of the IT Team

Welcome to our blog series about the 8 Solutions to Resolve IT Incidents Faster. For the eighth IT incident in this series we will be looking at how to effectively communicate with internal and external groups outside of the IT team, ensuring that these communications occur as efficiently as possible.

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IT Solutions Series #7: How to Prioritize Alerts to Prevent Missing the Important Ones

Welcome to our blog series about the 8 Solutions to Resolve IT Incidents Faster. For our seventh IT incident in this series we will be looking at how to prioritize alerts to prevent you from missing the most important ones.

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IT Solutions Series #6: How to Easily Escalate Issues to the Right Team

Welcome back to our series “8 Solutions to Resolve IT Incidents Faster”. This time, we’re looking at how to easily escalate issues to the right team so the right people are responding to each incident.

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IT Solutions Series #5: How to Prevent Overlapping Communication Systems

Welcome back to our series, 8 Solutions to Resolve IT Incidents Faster. For our fifth strategy, we’re looking at how to prevent unnecessary redundancy in an organization’s communication systems.

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IT Solution Series #2: How to Resolve After-action Reporting that is Not Sufficient to Improve Future Response

Welcome to our blog series about the 8 Solutions to Resolve IT Incidents Faster. For our second IT incident in this series we will be looking at how to resolve after-action reporting that is not sufficient enough to improve future response.

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IT Solutions Series #4: How to Streamline the Coordination & Communication of Tasks

Welcome to our blog series about the 8 Solutions to Resolve IT Incidents Faster. For our fourth IT incident in this series we will be looking at how to streamline the coordination and communication of tasks, so you can better know who is and who is not doing which things.

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IT Solutions Series #1: How to Resolve Inefficient Workflows between Disparate Systems and Point Solutions

Welcome to our blog series about the 8 Solutions to Resolve IT Incidents Faster. For our first IT incident in this series we will be looking at how to resolve inefficient workflows between disparate systems and point solutions. 

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IT Solutions Series #3: How to Enhance Communications that are limited to Email and SMS

Welcome to our blog series about the 8 Solutions to Resolve IT Incidents Faster. For our third IT incident in this series we will be looking at how to enhance communications that are limited to email and SMS.

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Mitigating the Costs of IT Downtime by Being Prepared

This is a series of posts on ways to mitigate the costs of IT downtime by improving communication. As the proverb goes, “the best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The next best time is now.” Ask PG&E if an ounce of prevention might have prevented a ton of heartache.

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Secure, Reliable Messaging and Ransomware

How do you keep your communication flow during a cyber attack? The recent cyber attacks in hospitals are raising many questions about safety and security within many organizations.

CNN just recently reported that Ransomware is growing and that the FBI received 2,453 complaints about Ransomware hold-ups last year, costing the victims more than $24 million dollars”. CSO Online reported that incident response teams are dealing with 3-4 Ransomware incidents weekly. They also report that ransom requests have increased considerably and that in many cases the cost of recovery is so extreme that the only valid option is to consider payment.

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Ensure Effective IT Alerting During Outages

In the business world of today, IT infrastructure downtime is unacceptable and bad for business. Worldwide communication must happen in seconds. Even when aspects of network infrastructure are unavailable the rest of the world continues to work. 

One of the issues facing companies today is IT alerting. Many systems have appropriate support to alert the right IT personnel in the occasion of an outage. However, what happens when the communication method for your alert structure is the part of the system that is down?

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Streamline Your Wireless Communication Infrastructure

Safelite’s infrastructure is comprised of hundreds of applications, monitored constantly by a network monitoring system. Previously this system did not have a useful way to notify technicians wirelessly of any sudden network anomalies. The company’s main messaging protocol was email, which is unreliable for the notification of network service outages. 

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3 Things You Must Know About Automated Alarm Management

How do you stay on top of your alarms? You get the information that you need and filter out anything unnecessary. A good alarm management system will help you do just that. It will give the information that you need, as you need it.

HipLink Software has a configuration specializing in alarm notification that can be integrated with countless systems and applications.

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Improve Alert Response Time and Employee Productivity

 Imagine you are the CEO of a large financial institution and your organization is losing approximately $1,000 per minute in revenue opportunities and employee productivity.  Your organization has a complex IT infrastructure and must monitor several critical business systems utilizing CRM, network monitoring tools, and custom in-house solutions. You have a room fully staffed with numerous dispatchers to respond to every alert – whether it is from the help desk or there is an emergency that needs handled immediately.  Yet your organization is still losing money in network downtime.  Why?  What is the solution? 

 

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Advanced Technology That Improves Communication

Loblaw Companies Limited shaped and in many aspects created the modern supermarket. Self-serve style supermarkets were an innovation, and the chain had over 1,000 locations with a new set of headaches to handle. Communication was top priority. That’s where HipLink joined Loblaw Companies Limited and had to make sure Canada’s largest food distributor kept up with the demand. 

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