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Secure mobile Authentication with Azure Active Directory

Enterprise Alert is the premier solution for reliable, targeted, and accountable Alerting. At Derdack, we have always aimed to provide the best possible security combined with an easy to use User interface. Part of this UI is the Enterprise Alert mobile App which supports secure 2-factor authentication by integrating with ADFS.

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Automating Incident Callouts for Canadian Pacific's Engineering Team

Canadian Pacific (CP) is a historic Canadian Class I railroad incorporated in 1881. It was CP that connected the country and became Canada’s first transcontinental railway. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, it owns approximately 13,000 miles of track across Canada and the United States. Canadian Pacific initially introduced Enterprise Alert in 2016 to increase speed and effectiveness of incident callouts to information workers, and staff in various departments.

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Alerts out of your database (SQL, Powershell, REST API)

Whether it be on the administrative side of the house or in a production environment, the digital world is not slowing down. In fact, it is increasing by the second. Data is collected from a thousand different sources and often stored in the same number of places. Automating the collection, analyzing and augmentation of this data can be quite a cumbersome task and very time-consuming. Not to mention the loss in revenue when this is not done.

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Any PLC alarm on your mobile device

Maintenance of machines is an incredibly important task. And it is important to fix a machine before it completely fails. In reactive maintenance scenarios, speed of response is key. Once an issue is detected is important to communicate as reliably and quickly as possible to the right engineer. Ideally, the machine is connected directly to team of mobile engineers in charge and can let them know what exactly happened and what needs to be fixed.

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How Enterprise Alert solves typical problems in network monitoring

A new article in the September issue of LANLine (“Automation creates productivity”) summarizes typical challenges and problems in network monitoring very well and is really worth reading. I would like to briefly discuss some of the issues raised and how our product Enterprise Alert® was developed to solve them. Of course, it is important that especially critical alarms are processed promptly. Even small problems can quickly lead to major failures.

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Customize your Enterprise Alert dashboard

There is nothing more frustrating for IT Professionals than having to go to multiple places and sometimes into multiple systems to track down an issue. Yes, it is the job, but with Enterprise Alert, we provide a single pane of glass that contains all events, policies, and alert notifications in one place. The next question we asked is, “Is all of the relevant data easily accessible, and can it be viewed from one central screen”?

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Alarming and Incident Reaction on Azure - An architecture Guide for Enterprise Alert on Azure by Patrick Fontana

More and more companies move business critical communication instruments into a cloud based environment. This could be established in a partner datacenter or in a public cloud environment. The main deciding factors between these two options are the trust to the provider and the costs of the solution.

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Ready to move on and pick up speed again

We are going through an incredibly difficult time of uncertainty, lockdowns, cutbacks, and even fear. Taking this time to optimize and rethink the way we do business is essential in ensuring we get back on track and return even stronger than before. Most of us have been working from home for months now and, in some cases, there is no end in sight. How are you and your operations holding up? Are you able to work, maintain, and control your infrastructure?