Popular Slack Alternatives

Slack has been one of the driving forces changing workplace messaging over the last several years, bringing engagement and productivity to professionals across all industries. In January 2019, the company announced it had more than 10 million daily active users, which is quite an accomplishment. But, for a number of reasons, not every organization can use Slack. For starters, Slack is expensive for many organizations that outgrow the company’s free offering.


Environmental Monitoring and Alerting via Text Message

We are proud to announce that is now also hosting integrations of hardware for monitoring environmental sensors and alerting via text message. The devices from the manufacturers listed on Icinga Integrations can easily be implemented into your Icinga monitoring by using plugins provided on Icinga Exchange.

Matrix Android SDK security issue affecting Riot/Android

Our development team identified a security issue affecting all previous versions of the Matrix Android SDK and, by extension, any Android clients which use the Matrix Android SDK. This includes Riot Android (Google Play and F-Droid) and mini Vector. The issue has been fixed in version 0.9.27 of the Matrix Android SDK and Riot Android 0.9.4. RiotX is not affected, nor are any Matrix clients on any other platform.


Connecting Remote DevOps Teams with Mattermost

Over the last decade, remote work has entered the mainstream. Not only does remote work improve work-life balance and increase productivity, it also saves money and lets companies hire from a much wider talent pool. Due to this confluence of factors, it’s probably not too surprising that the majority of engineers now embrace working remotely.


Powering Jira Workflows with Real-Time Messaging

Tens of thousands of developers and product teams around the world use Jira for issue tracking and project management. While Jira helps software development teams increase productivity, streamline collaboration, and improve issue prioritization, it does come with its fair share of pain points—just like virtually every other piece of technology.