It has been fifteen months since Cogneto announced the acquisition of StillAlive. During the intervening period StillAlive has embarked on a program of improvement and investment. Winston Churchill- once wrote "To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often". Although we know we have yet to reach perfection, the changes we are implementing in the business are designed to bring us closer to this lofty goal.
New FutureCogneto acquired StillAlive as we felt it was a strong established business, in a growth market with an Industry leading product. Fifteen months in, we believe that these initial suppositions are proved to be correct. As part of this evolution of change we felt that StillAlive needed a proper direction. Today we are very proud to launch the new roadmap for the service.
New Features/Our Roadmap
Over the last number of months, most of you will have noticed some performance improvements and we now able to provide you with our public roadmap for StillAlive. As a management team our commitment to you is to continuously innovate and improve our app, our goal here is to make your work life less complex and more productive. StillAlive will, over the next 12 months, be launching integrations for services like Slack, HipChat, JIRA, Assembla, Pivotal Tracker, along with new features such as test failure re-checks, geographic checks and integrations for tools such as OpsGenie, DataDog, PagerDuty as well as an overhaul of our UI/UX and much more. Our request to you is simple: talk to us- let us know what you want. Our roadmap is here, let us know what you would like to see on it.
New Leadership and New InvestmentsTo make this road map a reality, the first change we needed to make was to the structure the personnel inside StillAlive. Today Cogneto’s leadership team is firmly rooted in Dublin, Ireland- we work in close quarters and have a strong philosophy around collaboration as a means to success. We have invested heavily in our engineering and design capability opening up offices alongside our Dublin HQ in Krakow in Poland. The biggest asset a business has is its team and this is where we’ve made our most significant investments to date. As far as our roadmap is concerned we are now is a position to walk the walk and realize our roadmap- not just talk the talk !!!!
To fund these investments and bring us in line with prevailing competitive market rates StillAlive will be announcing price increases over the coming weeks across our plans. Although nobody likes getting a price increase, it does come hand in hand with the investment we’ve made in the current roadmap development and its ongoing development, and the investment in infrastructure to improve quality of life, and to support the features coming. Cost wise, StillAlive remains highly competitive against our competitors- this new price point however allows us the flexibility to innovate and improve our application thus bringing additional value to our clients in tandem.