How to Set up an Integration with Slack

In this week’s tech tip, we are going to show you how to set up an integration with the instant messaging and collaboration app, Slack. These days, collaboration tools like Slack and Microsoft Teams are indispensable to the distributed workforce. In addition to being an instant messaging system that lets you bypass email, Slack has lots of add-ins for other workplace tools. These include the ability to deliver alerts (with any necessary supporting information) to the right team members, allowing…

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Digital Experience Monitoring 101 – Know Your Node

One of the areas highlighted in end-user reviews from Catchpoint’s Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice Distinction was the depth and breadth of visibility our global node network provides.  “Any time we have had a question about an element of our environment we have been able to create a Catchpoint test to measure it. The data collected by Catchpoint tests is in-depth and…

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Scripting with Catchpoint Recorder

Today’s tech tip is focused on one of Catchpoint’s web tools that deserves attention: the Catchpoint Recorder.   What is the Catchpoint Recorder? It’s a Selenium-based Chrome extension that allows you to capture, automate, and replay multi-step transactions. Monitoring multi-step transactions as well as single pages is essential to identifying problems and detecting site-wide outages.   The Catchpoint Recorder helps anyone interested in monitoring multi-step transactions. Developers, SREs, and ITOps will all benefit from the ability…

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Enhance DEM with Real User Monitoring

Today’s Tip focuses on one of Catchpoint’s core functionalities: our real user monitoring or RUM solution. While recording and replaying transactions with Catchpoint’s synthetic monitoring offering is undeniably robust and powerful thanks to our 830+ worldwide monitoring locations, it doesn’t change the inherent value of live data when it comes to analyzing real user experience.  Who Needs Real User Monitoring?  Before we get into who needs real user…

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BGP Monitoring with Network Insights

In this week’s tip, we are looking at a use case unique to our popular Network Insights solution. Network Insights lets our users view their network path from end to end, providing detailed granular telemetry from four primary sources:  Traceroute Monitoring  BGP Monitoring  DNS Monitoring  Enterprise and Endpoint Monitoring  We could go into depth on any of…

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Wi-Fi and Application Health with Endpoint Monitoring

For today’s tech tip, we’re going to focus on our Endpoint Monitoring Client and two specific use cases: Wi-Fi and application health.   With so much of the workforce working remotely, Endpoint Monitoring is an essential tool to help smooth the transition. According to recent research from Gartner, nearly half of US employees will continue to work remotely for at least some of…

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