Gandys Flip Flops optimises its online presence with Aurora365 Web Performance Monitoring

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Aurora365 is supporting the retail and social enterprise brand Gandys with a comprehensive web performance monitoring service.

Gandys Flip Flops optimises online presence with Aurora365 Web Performance Monitoring

Gandys founder Rob Forkan; "it’s reassuring to know that, while we’re busy growing our business, our Aurora365 Web Performance Monitoring service is busy making sure our online properties are working optimally".

Online infrastructure management specialist Aurora365 has announced that it is supporting the Gandys social enterprise brand with a comprehensive web performance monitoring service based on the innovative cloud-based Aurora365 Infrastructure Monitoring service.

Gandys is a unique and stylish flip flop brand that gives back to underprivileged children around the world. It was set up seven years after its founders – Rob and Paul Forkan - tragically lost their parents in the 2004 Tsunami when it hit Sri Lanka. Gandys’ mission is to donate 10% of its profits to the ‘Orphans for Orphans’ programme in order to help build childrens’ homes across the world. To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Tsunami this year, the brothers are on target to open their first children’s home in India.

“At Gandys we’re committed to changing the world step by step; however, if we’re going to do that it’s essential that we have a premium online infrastructure in place to support our high traffic online shopping site, as well as our extensive web and social media presence,” commented Gandys founder, Rob Forkan. “We’re fortunate that our flip flops attract lots of online interest, but our website can quickly take a hammering whenever events – such as Jessica Alba being pictured wearing a pair of our LA Purples, or our flip flops being listed as 2014’s Festival Footwear must haves. Given that, it’s reassuring to know that, while we’re busy growing our business, our Aurora365 Web Performance Monitoring service is busy making sure our online properties are working optimally.”

The Aurora365 Web Performance Monitoring service proved its worth when the Gandys site received over a million hits following links from Facebook posts about the Forkan brothers’ return to Sri Lanka for the first time since the Tsunami. During this trip Gandys announced details of its scheme to help educate over a 1,000 local children, launched its collaboration with Monsoon Accessorize, and met with UK Prime Minister David Cameron who fully supported the brothers’ Orphans for Orphans initiative.

“At Aurora365 we’re proud to support Gandys online infrastructure, and know that with our Aurora365 Web Performance Monitoring they can be confident that http://www.gandysflipflops.com will always be open for business,” added Jeff Curley, Aurora365’s Solutions Director. “Gandys is going from strength to strength, with over 150,000 pairs of flip flops already shipped, a growing presence on the high street through major retailers such as Accessorize, Asos and Selfridges, and a major collaboration with Liberty. Having a cloud-based infrastructure monitoring solution such as Aurora365 in place makes particular sense for a business such as Gandys as it can scale to protect their business as it grows to support more and more international markets.”

Aurora365’s Web Performance Monitoring tracks response times for all of Gandys’ internal, customer facing, SaaS, and cloud-based online properties. Aurora365 is very easy to license, setup, and use, with Web-based dashboards that allow online teams to quickly identify website load times by location, page or transaction, and alerts to identify the heaviest page elements or images that are not displaying as intended. With Aurora365 organisations benefit from the real-time detection, diagnosis and resolution of any network performance problems and outages before they start getting calls from customers.

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About Gandys
Gandys is a unique and stylish flip flop brand that gives back to underprivileged children around the world. 10% of all Gandys profits go directly into the Gandys Foundation and its ‘Orphans for Orphans’ mission whose sole purpose is to support children in need of basic essentials such as shelter, nutrition, medication and education. The 'Orphans for Orphans' mission has already started to make an impact by funding children's homes in India & Sri Lanka, and the vision is to open them all around the world. The opening of the first children’s home will be built in memory of Rob and Paul’s parents, Kevin and Sandra Forkan, and will mark the 10th anniversary of the Tsunami. For more information, visit http://www.gandysflipflops.com

About Aurora365
Established in 2010, Aurora365 was developed by IT specialists with first-hand experience of the challenges faced by IT professionals. Dependable IT is critical to the success of your organisation. Our ethos is to take away the worry of uptime and user experience so that you can focus on growing your business. We understand that to properly manage your entire IT Infrastructure 24/7/365 you need the right fully skilled team. Changes happen by the minute in IT and represent a challenge for organisations to keep their IT teams up-to-date and knowledgeable to best support their customers. This is where Aurora365 comes in. Through our flexible service models, our customers gain competitive advantage by having access to IT monitoring experts at the heart of their Infrastructure, allowing them to deliver the customer experience which previously they would have been unlikely to budget for or achieve.

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