Boost Agility of Shop Floor Teams for Industry 4.0 with Mobile Alerting

Boost Agility of Shop Floor Teams for Industry 4.0 with Mobile Alerting

*This article was first published on Microsoft’s Manufacturing Industry Blog on July 17, 2018. The fourth industrial revolution, Industry 4.0, is happening today. Recent progress in manufacturing automation requires fewer individuals on a shop floor to do manual work with and at machines. However, those people are now required to respond faster and more effectively

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July 24, 2018 0

Mobile Apps, and the Future of Field Service Management and Dispatching

Mobile Apps, and the Future of Field Service Management and Dispatching

Field service management (FSM) is the business-official way of mentioning all the operational and administrative work that goes into on-location service delivery. In other words, FSM is the juggling act that involves everything from accounting and customer relationship management (CRM) to service dispatching and enterprise resource planning (ERP). One can find FSM in many industries like IT,

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July 9, 2018 0

May 2018 Update: Text and Voice Calls, Geo Location, Flood Protection, AppConfig enhancements

May 2018 Update: Text and Voice Calls, Geo Location, Flood Protection, AppConfig enhancements

We are incredibly proud to announce the May 2018 update, which adds the following new features to SIGNL4: Persistent alert notifications via text and voice call In-app triggered alerts transmit current geographic location Alerts can be enriched with maps and geolocation Intelligent notification flood protection algorithm (notification suppression) Extended MDM support (MobileIron) for App Config

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May 25, 2018 0

Trigger SIGNL4 alarms manually from Slack

Trigger SIGNL4 alarms manually from Slack

Alarms in your SIGNL4 team can also be created manually from a Slack conversation. This is basically quite simple and consists of the following digital assets: a custom Slack App for SIGNL4, which you create in your own Slack-Team the Slack EventsAPI (https://api.slack.com/events-api). This API forwards desired messages/information from Slack to a remote HTTP endpoint

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January 23, 2018 0

Mobile Business Notifications with Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM

Mobile Business Notifications with Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM

Managers and executives are always interested in current company data and KPIs (“key performance indicators”). This includes information about the current monthly and annual turnover. But also promising customer requests (A leads) that may require the collaboration of several departments. And of course also critical technical incidents at customers who need a quick solution to ensure

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December 8, 2017 0

Emergency Notifications for Patient Bedside Monitoring using mobile Apps

Emergency Notifications for Patient Bedside Monitoring using mobile Apps

Modern alerting systems based on mobile apps can achieve significant efficiency gains in  healthcare and reduce the working pressure on nursing staff. Here we describe how such a solution is used for patient and bedside monitoring. Challenges in patient bedside monitoring in hospitals In a hospital, there is an existing patient monitoring system (bedside monitoring system,

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November 20, 2017 0

Mobile Alerting complements SCADA systems in the Utilities Sector

Mobile Alerting complements SCADA systems in the Utilities Sector

Utilities companies represent a particular challenge for modern alarm solutions complementing SCADA systems. Due to the decentralised distribution of installations and plants in rural and urban areas, operation, maintenance and repair are already associated with considerable technical, logistical and personnel expenditure. Several factors that are negligible in centralized scenarios must be taken into account. Location, accessibility,

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November 17, 2017 0

Machine Breakdown Maintenance Call using the AWS IoT Button

Machine Breakdown Maintenance Call using the AWS IoT Button

Urgent breakdown maintenance calls are a common scenario on a shop floor, e.g. in manufacturing or logistics. Response is a critical matter as equipment breakdowns bring your operations to a grinding halt. When a machine breaks down or malfunctions, a maintenance engineer on duty or on call needs to be notified, usually through the machine showing blinking red light or manually

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November 15, 2017 0

AWS CloudWatch Alarms to your mobile phone during after-business hours

AWS CloudWatch Alarms to your mobile phone during after-business hours

If you are using AWS CloudWatch for monitoring your AWS assets 24/7, an effective routing of alarms to IT personnel during after-business-hours is essential for a swift handling of any problems and incidents occurring any given time of the day. This post explains how to route AWS CloudWatch alarms with SIGNL4 to improve your after hour incident response while using

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October 25, 2017 0

Microsoft Flow – send mobile Alert Notifications to your Team

Microsoft Flow – send mobile Alert Notifications to your Team

Microsoft Flow is a great intuitive workflow and process automation app. It provides a simplified graphic workflow orchestration approach. One of the most used actions in flows is sending or forwarding notifications upon events in your business process. Common notification channels email and mobile push through the Microsoft’ Notification connector. If you need to notify your team and

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September 26, 2017 0

ServiceNow – make your ITSM Team respond faster with mobile Alert Notifications

ServiceNow – make your ITSM Team respond faster with mobile Alert Notifications

With SIGNL4, ServiceNow is complemented with intelligent mobile alert notifications for IT ops teams. Alerts will be routed to the right person who is on call/on duty. Team members will be notified persistently until acknowledgement. Incident ownership can be seen and tracked throughout the team. This significantly accelerates the response to critical incidents that need swift attention

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September 15, 2017 0

Mobile alerts for Cumulocity-managed IoT devices

Mobile alerts for Cumulocity-managed IoT devices

IoT platforms such as Cumulocity by Software AG are a crucial part in a proper “Industry 4.0” implementation. The Deutsche Telekom AG is using Cumulocity for their new IoT products like “Predictive Maintenance” and the “Cloud der Dinge Starterkit”. They are used to connect and organize shop floor machines via the Internet for capturing their data

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September 8, 2017 0

DevOps – Boost Responsiveness with Alerts

DevOps – Boost Responsiveness with Alerts

The key to efficient devops procedures lies in responsiveness, clear responsibility and incident ownership. Alerts and notifications are effective tools to increase these key factors. In today’s agile environments with a demanding customer landscape, a rapid response is essential. Alert notifications, ideally of mobile nature, represent a great tool for continuous attention and swift response. Communication

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September 5, 2017 0

Mobile Push for B2B Communication

Mobile Push for B2B Communication

SIGNL4 provides a simple way to use mobile push notification to effectively communicate with closed client and customer communities. It opens an excellent channel in B2B communication. Generally, mobile push is an effective mean of communication. Attention level is high and the message-open rate is significantly great than what email yields. For particularly important B2B-related information, this

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September 4, 2017 0

Azure Monitor

Azure Monitor

SIGNL4 provides persistent and real-time alert notifications to your admin team. Sending alert notifications exclusively to members on duty reduces response times, notification noise and fatigue. Ownership of alerts improves accountability and ensures real-time transparency. Sample Use Case We will setup an operational alert for an Azure Database. The alert condition will be based on the total

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September 1, 2017 0

Splunk

Splunk

There is no easier way to receive mobile alert notifications from Splunk than using SIGNL4, a lightweight notification app for powerful mobile alerting and alert management. Update: There is now a Splunkbase SIGNL4 app available. Here is video how it works. Splunk custom alerts go mobile SIGNL4 offers a webhook that makes integrations extremely simple. Any search alert you create

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September 1, 2017 0

Custom Weather Alerts on your Mobile

Custom Weather Alerts on your Mobile

Accessing generic weather information on your smartphone is common these days. But what about custom, condition-based alerts? For instance to Inform your employees automatically about severe weather conditions hampering their morning travel to your office Dispatch snow removal teams Set sails if there are high winds Custom mobile alerts can easily be set up with an automation

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August 31, 2017 0

IT Monitoring and Operations

IT Monitoring and Operations

Situation Knowing about IT incidents as fast as possible is key in IT Operations Management to ensure maximum IT uptime. Critical incidents or IT problems are often communicated by email only, typically as a broadcast to the complete team. This leads to confusion about who task responsibility (“broadcast dilemma”) and creates “alert fatigue”. Solution SIGNL4 allows

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August 28, 2017 0