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Text Alerts for Business : What You Need To Know

By | Communications

All businesses work hard to communicate effectively with their employees. In the age of the mobile phone, text alerts have become a popular way for businesses to quickly and effectively disseminate information.

Companies use mass-texting for many purposes. Some use text alerts to communicate with customers. Others use them for marketing purposes, to engage with prospects. For the purpose of this article, though, we will be focusing on what you should know about one specific type of communication: mass-texting to communicate with employees. Read More

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Manage Winter Storms with Event Pages

By | Communications, Customers

Although spring and summer bring with them their own weather problems, including wildfires and hurricanes, winter can be especially nasty. While a fire or hurricane can threaten business continuity for several days, winter storms can stretch on for weeks–even months. We pulled the following common winter dangers straight from NOAA:

  • Wind – Some winter storms have extremely strong winds that can create blizzard conditions with blinding, wind-driven snow, drifting, and dangerous wind chills. These intense winds can bring down trees and poles, and cause damage to homes and other buildings.
  • Snow – Heavy snow accumulations can immobilize a region, strand motorists, stop the flow of supplies, and disrupt emergency services. Buildings may even collapse, and trees and power lines can be destroyed by heavy snow.
  • Ice – Ice-covered roads make for dangerous driving conditions. Car wrecks can bring down objects like trees, utility poles, and communication towers. Winter can disrupt power for days before utility companies can repair the damage.

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Franklin Mint FCU Improves Reliability With AlertMedia

By | Communications, Customers

Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union has provided financial products and services to members in the greater Philadelphia region and beyond since 1970. FMFCU houses over $1 billion in assets. This make them the largest financial institution in Delaware County and the 10th largest in Pennsylvania. With 375 employees spread across 40 locations—many of them freestanding branch buildings—FMFCU needs a reliable mass notification system.

John Hargrove, the company’s CIO and VP of IT, has been with the credit union for nearly 30 years.

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The Importance of Using Location Data in Emergency Situations

By | Communications, Emergency Management

When a business’ administrators are communicating with their employees during a crisis, it’s important they have all the tools necessary to ensure quick, accurate, and easy transmission of alerts. One of the most powerful tools included in modern mass communication systems is location-based services, which include GPS tracking, map views, and functions like geofencing. Location is a primary factor in determining who is at risk in an emergency. So being able to receive and send that information is critical in a wide variety of events. Read More

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5 Non-Emergency Uses For Your Notification System

By | Communications

If you are thinking about investing in a modern notification system or have already implemented one as part of your emergency plan, you might be interested to know it can do much more than simply notify employees of impending danger. While many notifications may come in the form of an emergency, many may be more mundane, yet still important. There are so many uses for your notification system that it can be a versatile communication Swiss Army knife. 

The purpose of such a system is to reach all or a group of employees quickly, with real-time information, and on the channels they most use. Mass notification systems have come a long way from email and phone trees. Today, businesses can deliver messages via text message, push notifications, social media posts, and more, simultaneously. Businesses, schools, and other organizations have never been so equipped to deliver urgent messaging rapidly across every available communication channel. Read More

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9 Driving Safety Tips for Employees

By | Communications, Safety and Security

Keep Your Mobile Employees Safe

Your employees depend on you for more than a paycheck. They put in their blood, sweat and hopefully no tears to earn that paycheck, but also have an inherent faith that the company to whom they devote so many of their hours has their best interest at heart. Providing for their safety while driving is part of your employer’s duty of care.  Read More

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5 Steps To The Best Emergency Notification Software Implementation

By | Communications, Customers

The Key to Finding The Right Mass Notification Software Solution

Purchasing new enterprise software involves multiple steps including a needs assessment, budget allocation, vetting, contract negotiations, and finally, the purchase. However, determining if a potential solution is the right fit goes beyond requirements and budget. You may have the best emergency notification software but without proper implementation you might as well be using tin cans and string. One of the biggest indicators of viability is how easy the software is to implement. No matter how sleek the solution, if it’s difficult to implement, it will impact adoption and ROI. Read More