Nobody likes to be 404’d #mondaymetrics

There’s probably no better way of determining what optimal application performance is than by monitoring your users’ satisfaction. Complaints about slow service and non-responsive applications are your biggest giveaway at the moment of monitoring your performance management. Keeping a close eye on performance management metrics is the road to chalking errors up to experience and…
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How important are your +1 metrics? #mondaymetrics

Google and Facebook are two eternal rivals, and if they were ever to feature in a spaghetti western movie, a time would come when the town wouldn’t be big enough for the both of them. Google thought of making this social networking town a whole lot smaller, when launching Google+, back in June 2011. So…
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Social Marketing gives Email Marketing a helping hand #mondaymetrics

Email marketing is here to stay. No social network will prove this wrong, because social marketing holds no replacement for email marketing engagement. Social media kicks in, and there’s suddenly a question frenzy about whether or not Social Media is replacing Email. Email and Social Media are two incomparable environments, where users behave in completely…
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Ducksboard among the first partners of New Relic Connect

New Relic have announced the launch of their New Relic Connect program, and Ducksboard is among their partners! For those who don’t quite know what New Relic do, they provide a SaaS-based application and performance management tool for Ruby, PHP, Python, Java and .NET web apps. Connect enables partners with complimentary technologies to easily combine…
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Zendesk response time: first steps to keeping a customer happy #mondaymetrics

I´m sure I speak for most of us when I say how frustrating it can be as a customer to send a message to any company and not receive a response in the same day. Surely 24 hours is enough to have received and at least acknowledged what I had to say, if not resolved…
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How Zapier made us support a hundred new services in half an hour

Hi, we’re Ducksboard and we’re addicted to APIs. We’re making online real-time dashboards for business metrics. This is a tale of how Zapier made our job a hundred times easier. As dashboardwrights, we thrive on data, it’s the lifeblood of our service. Each new service we integrate with is like digging out a small rill that connects our pond…
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When duty calls, literally: making Twilio calls from Zabbix

To paraphrase a quote from Cecil DeMille, the way to make a blog post is to begin with an earthquake and work up to a climax. Let’s start with a video of me stopping a process on one of Ducksboard‘s production servers and promptly getting an angry call on my cell from a robot. The…
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Ducksboard: Proud sponsor of TwilioCon 2012 Hackathon

Ducksboard will be proudly sponsoring the second annual TwilioCon 2012 which takes place from the 16th to the 18th of October, at San Francisco´s Concourse Exhibition Center. Not only will we be sponsoring the conference, we will be sponsoring the TwilioCon 2012 Hackathon! Twilio is calling on all DOers to hack away and plunge into newly released Twilio products for…
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