5 Reasons Why Social Media Monitoring is Essential for PR

The social media landscape has undergone a huge transformation in the last couple of years. Brands have gradually increased awareness regarding the importance of monitoring what their target audience says about them in the online environment. The incapacity of controlling what is being said on social media platforms about their products, services, staff etc. leads to a …


How to create a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system – step-by-step guide

Know your program Before you start work on the M&E system it’s important that you understand as much as possible about the program itself. You need to know why the program was created, what the goals are, and how the goals will be achieved. You also need to know what all the activities, outputs and …


Why you shouldn’t use SYS-Topics for Monitoring

SYS-Topics Many MQTT brokers, including HiveMQ, implement SYS-Topics. These topics are special meta topics which are used by the broker to publish information about the broker itself and its MQTT client sessions. All SYS-Topics start with $SYS and are read-only for MQTT clients, so publishing to these topics is prohibited. SYS-Topics are mentioned in the …