When Servers Absolutely Cannot Go Down, Cloud-based Businesses Rely on OnPage™

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Vocus, a cloud-based PR and marketing firm, utilizes OnPage™ priority messaging for immediate response to server alerts.

Onset Technology, creators of OnPage, a smartphone-based priority messaging application, today announced a collaboration with Maryland based Vocus, Inc., to provide server status alert notifications to the company’s IT personnel. Vocus (NASDAQ: VOCS) is a leading provider of cloud-based marketing and PR software that helps over 40,000 organizations reach and influence buyers across social networks, online and through the media.

Cloud-based businesses live and die by the reliability of their servers. Server downtime means company downtime—an event Vocus, like most other companies, cannot afford. Downtime can mean loss of revenues, reputation damage, and potential customer defections. To avoid downtime, server status monitoring alerts that were previously sent via email or SMS will now be sent via OnPage to IT personnel’s smartphone devices.

“As a cloud-based business with multiple server monitoring solutions, we chose OnPage because it works globally and is much more reliable than traditional paging services,” says Michael Kipp, Principal Engineer, Site Operations at Vocus. “Unlike traditional paging services, it offers persistent alerting in order to ensure that we maintain our high levels of uptime. My entire operations team gets an alert on their smartphone that will continue until our on call engineers attend to it.”

The OnPage smartphone priority messaging application seamlessly integrates with the existing Vocus server monitoring solutions. The servers send status alerts via cellular data channel or WiFi to smartphone devices anywhere in the world, ensuring that they are immediately received and viewed by the designated people.

“We see an increasing demand for OnPage among IT personnel, as it is becoming the application of choice for companies that must keep their servers running 100 percent of the time,” says Judit Sharon, CEO of Onset Technology, Inc. “Unlike email or SMS, our OnPage solution sends a persistent alert to your smartphone device that will even wake you up from the deepest sleep. It is robust enterprise system equipped with redundant backups and encrypted for secure communication.”

Regardless of the industry, whether for data storage, customer management, application management, online transactions, or email exchange, servers have become the lifeline of virtually all companies. OnPage ensures that server problems are immediately addressed, maximizing uptime for companies, like Vocus, that must provide their customers continuous access to their software services.

OnPage is available as a free download for the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and BlackBerry. It supports Apple iOS 5 and BlackBerry 7 OS, with support for Android smartphones coming in March. OnPage comes with a 14-day risk-free trial, after which users can take advantage of several flexible pricing plans for both personal and business use. For more information about OnPage, visit the OnPage website at http://www.OnPage.com or contact Jaime Kenworthy at (610) 228-2114 or write to Jaime(at)GregoryFCA(dot)com.

Onset Technology is a leading vendor of mobile messaging solutions to organizations with mission-critical emergency communications requirements. The company’s OnPage mobile app turns iOS and BlackBerry smartphones into secure digital pagers supported by an enterprise-grade messaging and paging platform. Onset Technology’s OnPage is now used by over 1,000 organizations, including those in healthcare, emergency services, information technology, financial institutions, the legal profession, and government agencies. For more information about OnPage, visit the Onset Technology website at http://OnsetTechnology.com/.

Vocus (NASDAQ: VOCS) is a leading provider of cloud-based marketing and PR software that helps organizations reach and influence buyers across social networks, online and through the media. Vocus provides a suite of software for online marketing, social media and PR that makes it easy for organizations to generate online visibility, build their social networks and attract new customers. Vocus was a pioneer of the cloud-based business model and is used by 40,000 organizations worldwide. The company is headquartered in Beltsville, MD. For more information, please call (800) 345-5572.


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