Online education portals like Udacity and Coursera are really changing the world of remote learning in significant ways. By making free and high quality education accessible to a global audience, these platforms are opening up undreamt of possibilities for communities around the world to improve, grow, and prosper in the digital economy of the 21st century. Education at top tier colleges and universities has traditionally been a social and economic privilege, but now anyone can join in the learning revolution by sitting in virtual classrooms with the world’s best and brightest educators. Whether this involves learning how to code and build smart phone apps, or starting up a new business, or learning about public health literacy, the sky is the limit of what’s now possible.

Everything about Web and Network Monitoring

When Your Site Goes Down, You Need to Know NOW

Lots of unpredictable things can happen to your web site. Traffic can spike – causing slowdowns. Networks can get overloaded. Servers can fail. Worst of all, customers can’t get on.

That’s why it’s wise to use a monitoring service that not only monitors your site, but keeps you regularly informed about what’s gone wrong, how many times and where. Failures can mean anything – from inability to gain access to the site, to an application glitch that affects end-users.

If you’re going to sign up for monitoring of web sites, apps, networks and servers, you’ll want online access to statistics that show real-time performance – from any web browser, anywhere in the world. Plus, the monitoring service you use should provide analysis tools to give you a dashboard view of what’s happening, and they should offer instant text messaging (SMS) that informs you of instances of failure.

As an example, below is a “failure” chart from Paid Monitor that reflects SMS messages sent to one client during the month of October. With this real-time information, IT managers are able to quickly make decisions to restore computing functionality.

When shopping around for a monitoring service, don’t forget about the need for real-time reporting. After all, what good does it do you to know two days after the fact that your site was down for 30 minutes? Your customer has already moved on.

Hovhannes Avoyan

About Hovhannes Avoyan

Paid Monitor CEO – Hovhannes is an international entrepreneur with a recognized and respected reputation in the high tech industry. His technical expertise, combined with his drive to build the best business/product, has positioned him as a visionary international extension of Silicon Valley.

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