We’re excited to welcome Jorge Rusiel to the team as a Senior Software Developer! Join us in learning more about the newest member of our growing BrightGauge family… In the beginning While so many members of our BrightGauge family hail from these South Florida parts, Jorge was born a bit further south. In Cuba, to be exact! He comes from Santiago de Cuba, which is the second largest city in the country. Jorge earned his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Central University Marta Abreu de Las Villas in Cuba before jumping on the opportunity to move to Spain and obtain his Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence at the University of the Basque Country. His Ph.D. research included the application of advanced image processing and statistical methods to computer-generated 3D models of the brain. Taking this research, Jorge moved to Boston, Massachusetts to work as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Radiology at Mass General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. His work included the development of an open source library used in longitudinal data analysis. Most recently, he worked as a Software Engineer - his true passion - at the Department of Radiology at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, where he was the lead engineer in the design and development of an important scientific software platform. Fortunately for us, Jorge has brought his incredible wealth of knowledge to BrightGauge. Joining BrightGauge Jorge feels that BrightGauge will have a number of exciting technical challenges in the years to come and looking forward to being on the forefront of it all, whether this means integrating AI into the product or simply improving the software platform architecture. Our BrightGauge culture is just the cherry on top. “I’m excited to use my broad background to scale BrightGauge’s SaaS platform,” says Jorge. “This includes designing and implementing new REST APIs, writing high quality software that improves the existing platform, and implementing optimized workflows.” We’re confident that with Jorge on our team, the future of our product is very bright (pun intended). Out of office When Jorge isn’t living out his passion as an engineer, he’s spending time with family and friends by going running, salsa dancing, hitting the beach, and playing brain-intensive card games. Welcome to the fam, Jorge!
As an Account Executive at BrightGauge, I speak with dozens of potential and current customers each month. Each MSP comes from a different background, with varying goals and needs, but one universal struggle I hear is the need to show better value to customers. One of the paradoxes of the MSP world is that customers rarely need to see you when systems are running smoothly. When clients don’t hear much from you because things are working correctly, they might assume you aren’t delivering value. How can you solve this? One obvious way is through regular, automated reports, which is one of the main reasons companies hire BrightGauge. This may satisfy most customers, but there are still those for whom this will not provide enough insight into why they’re paying thousands of dollars each month for your services. For the clients that crave more up to the minute information, our Customer Facing Dashboards are a great solution. There are two main ways you can create live Dashboards for your customers - Add your client to your BrightGauge instance as a Viewer or utilize our new Public Dashboards. The first thing I would do in either circumstance is determine what metrics or KPIs you’d like your client to be able to access at any given time. Add the metrics you choose to a new dashboard Use the dashboard filtering option to filter down to that client. Clone the dashboard and title it accordingly. One good option is to create a master client dashboard, then filter and clone to each client that will have access to a dashboard. If you use ConnectWise Manage, AutoTask, Kaseya BMS, or TigerPaw as your PSA, you should have a default dashboard called ‘Client Dashboard Template’ that you can modify to your needs. Add Client as a Viewer The first way you can give your client access to the dashboard you’ve created for them is by adding them to your BrightGauge instance as a viewer. Every BrightGauge plan includes unlimited Viewer licenses. To create a new viewer, click on the admin button at the top right corner of your BrightGauge account, then select ‘Viewers’ from the dropdown. You simply need to provide their name and email address, then select the Dashboard you’d like to give them access to. They will then have a login to your BrightGauge instance, but the only thing they will be able to see is the dashboard you’ve given them access to. As a viewer, they won’t have any permissions on the dashboards or gauges except to drill down, and of course you’ll determine what, if anything, they’ll see on the drill-down. Provide Your Client with Public Dashboard Your other option is to utilize our new Public Dashboards feature, available on our Enterprise plan. To enable this, click on the ‘More’ button at the top right corner of the dashboard, and select ‘Public URL’ from the dropdown. This will provide you with a URL link you can copy and send to your client. Your client can bookmark the URL and will not need to log in to your BrightGauge instance. The Public Dashboards do not allow for drilldown. Again, your client will not have any permissions on this dashboard or on any of the gauges. There are a few great benefits to Customer Facing Dashboards: Customers receiving real time data on their tickets, machines, or projects will have less need to open tickets or call for status updates This shows a level of transparency most MSPs aren’t providing to their clients For your larger clients, this will show the extra benefits they gain by using your services rather than moving their IT operations in house Want help determining what metrics to share with your client, or how to build a great Customer Facing Dashboard? Contact BrightGauge for help with selecting relevant data that will show value to your customers!
We’re excited to welcome Natalie Dinkins to the team as a Customer Support Specialist! Join us in learning more about the newest member of our growing BrightGauge family… In the beginning Natalie was born in Brooklyn, New York, but grew up right here in South Florida. After graduating from Plantation High School, Natalie decided to stay local, attending Broward College for two years before earning her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami (C-A-N-E-S!). Later on, she also earned a Master’s degree from Florida International University. Since then, Natalie has explored several interesting avenues, working in energy conservation, higher education, and banking. Most recently, she was a Program/Project Manager for an all-women web development cohort. In that position, Natalie managed an all-women web development bootcamp, spearheading the project by recruiting students, providing input on the curriculum, and hiring teaching staff. That tech-focused role was the perfect springboard for the next opportunity in her career. Joining BrightGauge While going through the interview process here at BrightGauge, Natalie had a chance to meet several team members, who all talked a whole lot about how much they enjoyed their work. Plus, it was really clear that everyone truly loved working with one another, which gave Natalie the sense that this was a team she really wanted to be a part of. Aside from the culture, the opportunity to learn something new while applying her past skills and experience appealed to Natalie and solidified her decision to come on board! Next time you submit a support ticket, you may just hear from Natalie herself. Out of office Outside of work, you can find Natalie spending time with her siblings, whether they’re tailgating at a football game or barbecuing in the park. And recently, Natalie has rekindled her love for running, but it’s a love that sometimes goes unfulfilled. “Between the extreme heat and torrential downpours, running outdoors in South Florida can be a challenge,” says Natalie. Ain’t that the truth!