AuthorColin Bartlett

Colin Bartlett is co-founder of Nimble Industries, creators of StatusGator and Washtub. He has been building web applications, managing software development projects, and leading engineering teams for 22 years.

The Top K12 Software and Tools for IT System Administrators in 2024

K12 software for IT system administrators

K-12 school districts may use 40+ different K-12 software and platforms – from communication tools like Zoom to learning management systems (LMS) such as Instructure or Clever. K-12 software is designed to alleviate a strain on typically small IT departments. Thus, some software was even built by ex-K12 system administrators, such as One To One Plus, to help schools deal with their unique...

The Best 40+ Resources, Tools, Websites, Forums, and Communities for K-12 System Administrators

Specialized resources for K-12 sysadmins can provide targeted solutions and insights tailored to the unique challenges of educational IT environments. These resources, ranging from K-12 forums and blogs to specific management tools, offer knowledge on best practices, emerging technologies, and troubleshooting strategies directly applicable to schools. Firstly, there are software and platforms...

70 Facts and Stats on AWS in 2024

AWS facts and stats

Amazon Web Services is one of the most popular services that StatusGator users subscribe to so they can be among the first to learn if AWS or any of its components or regions experience downtime. Previously, we already explored the least reliable AWS Region, and we continue to explore the most popular cloud computing platform. Here are facts on Amazon Web Services as of 2024 split into categories...

K-12 Status Pages – How to Reduce Ticket Burden for K-12 Schools

K-12 schools ticket burden

In 2024, the average K-12 school or educational institution relies on many cloud providers, hosted services, and websites. Quite often, the services these K-12 schools rely on exceed over 40 different platforms – from communication tools like Zoom to learning management systems (LMS) such as Canvas or Blackboard. With this many services, the ticket burden on K-12 system admins and IT teams can be...

5 Cloud Outages Tracker Tools To Monitor Vendors in 2024

cloud outage tracker StatusGator

Whether you’re a business owner, a tech enthusiast, or simply a user who relies on cloud services for daily tasks, the cloud outage tracker can be a useful tool. It informs you of downtime, degraded performance, and maintenance of services that modern businesses rely on. Here’s the list of cloud outage tracker tools that can help you prepare for and mitigate the effects of inevitable...

StatusGator Alternatives in 2024

statusGator alternatives in 2024

In this realm of cloud and SaaS service uptime, StatusGator offers unparalleled monitoring of nearly 3,000 services. This article delves into the alternatives to StatusGator in 2024, but first, let’s understand what sets StatusGator apart. Unlike typical status page aggregators, StatusGator offers advanced status aggregation with unique capabilities. StatusGator collects the status of...

20 Best Cloud Monitoring Tools

When it comes to the best cloud monitoring tools, there are various services you can rely on or choose to support your IT infrastructure. After all, cloud monitoring is critical to ensure the performance, uptime, and overall health of cloud services.  Numerous teams in modern IT, SaaS, and app development companies, including DevOps, SREs, and security analysts depend on cloud monitoring...

10 Best StatusHub Alternatives For Incident Communication and Monitoring in 2023

best alternatives to statushub

Before we dive into the best StatusHub alternatives, let’s quickly recap the tool’s capabilities. In short, StatusHub is an IT incident communication tool. As indicated by its name, StatusHub is focused on creating and managing status pages. Users get to leverage their connected hub of status pages to communicate system statuses, incidents, and maintenance updates to different audiences...

10 Top Help Desk and IT Asset Management Software for K-12

top help desk and IT asset management for k12

In 2023, K-12 schools are becoming more dependent on technology than ever before to enhance students’ learning experiences. The use of devices in teaching has seen a significant rise. For example, 42% of teachers used technology daily in 2016, but in 2019 this number rose to 67%. Given this surge in tech usage, IT administrators in K-12 schools face the challenge of managing these assets...

11 Best Help Desk Software for Schools and K12 in 2023

Helpdesk and ticketing software for schools and k12

In the world of K-12 education, IT teams often face a flood of daily support requests. Without proper organization, this can overwhelm them. That’s where help desk software for schools comes in.  Designed for K-12, these IT solutions streamline support and ticketing for schools. Whether it’s a student, teacher, parent, or administrator reaching out, everything is neatly organized...