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SOC 2 Type 2: A Company-Wide Commitment to Security

From open-sourcing our employee security training to sharing security best practices, PagerDuty is committed to contributing to the security community as a whole and considers security as a company-wide commitment. Our customers trust us to keep their data safe and secure. And on December 13, 2019, we took another step in embracing that trust by completing our SOC 2 Type 2 examination.

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Lessons in Building Well-Formed Scrum and Kanban Teams

In the early days of Amazon, Jeff Bezos set a rule: teams shouldn’t be larger than what two pizzas can feed, no matter how large a company gets. Setting this rule of small teams meant individuals spent less time providing status updates to each other and more time actually getting stuff done. It also allowed team members more time to focus on continuous improvement. PagerDuty, like Amazon, has a strong culture of continuous improvement.

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See Your PagerDuty Account Clearly in 2020

What better way to start off the new year than reflecting on the past 12 months and conducting a retrospective of your systems, processes, and culture at your organization? For instance, what did your overall incident response look like in 2019? Was it a smooth and streamlined process or did chaos reign during incident conference calls? But when burning sage and holding magic crystals don’t refresh your office vibes or your incident response process, PagerDuty University has got you covered.

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A Day at Sea as a CSM on the S.S. PagerDuty

Tuesday isn’t exactly the most exciting day of the week—unless you’re a taco devotee—but we Customer Success Managers (CSM) at PagerDuty always have something exciting going on, whether it’s helping our customers get the most out of their PD instance or preparing behind the scenes to help them achieve their desired results. But that’s just skimming the surface of what CSMs do. Jump aboard and I’ll share some tips on how to work best with our CSM team!

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Learn Your Organization's Potential ROI With PagerDuty by Using IDC's Snapshot Tool

Recently, I wrote about an IDC business value study PagerDuty commissioned and shared some of the results from the research. In summary, after in-depth interviews with eight enterprise customers, IDC applied its proven business value methodology to the aggregated results of those interviews and found that enterprise customers were averaging a three-year return-on-investment (ROI) of 731% and a payback period (break-even point) on their investment in just 4.3 months.

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IDC Finds Substantial ROI for Enterprises Using PagerDuty for Digital Operations Management

In order to keep digital services running around the clock, teams need to be able to solve problems faster—or, ideally, in real time. Many vendors claim to provide value and help organizations bolster their digital operations management.

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Cherwell & PagerDuty: Getting Real (Time) About Digital Transformation

Digital transformation may be the largest shift the IT industry will experience in a lifetime. It’s a term used throughout the tech industry and in various contexts. Gartner defines it as “…anything from IT modernization (for example, cloud computing), to digital optimization, to the invention of new digital business models,” which has massive implications for almost every organization.

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Birth of the Angry Bear Ringtone

Did you know ringtones in the PagerDuty mobile app are one of the most-requested features customers contact us about? And have you ever wondered what makes a good ringtone and how we come up with them? Imagine the following: You’re on an on-call rotation with no end in sight. There might be a trusted responder you can page in for help, but they’re already burnt out. The Incident Commander won’t be any assistance, because you are the Incident Commander.

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Postmortems vs. Retrospectives: When (and How) to Use Each Effectively

When we announced the launch of our Retrospectives Guide, we wrote about the value of scaling the continuous improvement mindset to beyond Product Development at PagerDuty by establishing the RetroDuty community. In this installment of our blog post series on retrospectives, I highlight the differences between postmortems and retrospectives. You might have heard of postmortems and/or retrospectives before reading our guides.

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Smart SLO Alerting With Wavefront

Back in the good old days of monolithic applications, most developers and application owners relied on tribal knowledge for what performance to expect. Although applications could be incredibly complex, the understanding of their inner workings usually resided within a relative few in the organization. Application performance was managed informally and measured casually. However, this model falls apart in a microservices world.