2013 Year in Review: Top Five Blog Posts

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2013 was a year filled with major critical events worldwide, hundreds of uses for emergency notification and many lessons learned (hopefully with best practices applied for 2014). It was also a time of great information sharing through online resources like Send Word Now’s blog. After examining the archives and reviewing our readership, we are happy to share with you the top five posts of the year. Each contains information beneficial to your organization and its business continuity practices in the year ahead.

#1: Best Practices for Employee Accountability – Having a rapid, reliable emergency notification service is one of the single best ways organizations can ensure employee accountability. To help BC/DR planners in this critical area, Send Word Now offers a FREE guide, Able, Ready & Willing: Best Practices for Employee Accountability in a Crisis. 
#2: Weathering the Storm – No one ever imagined that Hurricane Sandy would leave more than 8.5 million people without power, cause in excess of $65 million in damage, and worse, claim the lives of at least 159 people. Now is the perfect time for organizations to review – and potentially improve – their BC/DR strategies, especially as they relate to severe weather events. Download Send Word Now’s special report, Weathering the Storm, for helpful hints.
#3: Active Shooter Survival – Sadly, events like the mass shooting at the Naval Yard in Washington, D.C. on September 16, 2013, are becoming more and more prevalent. To help business continuity professionals face the challenge, Send Word Now has created the National Preparedness Month Special Report: Active Shooter Survival, a good quick-read for everyone.
#4: Outlasting the Outbreak – Pandemic preparation calls for unique approaches and response to high rates of employee absenteeism. It requires alterations to standard policies and implementations of new support technologies. To help managers think through these issues, Send Word Now is offering a FREE guide, Outlasting the Outbreak.
#5: Send Word Now’s Feature Release: Desktop Alerting – While diligent, intently focused employees may be great for company revenues, they also present a notification challenge during critical situations. So how do you alert and warn people who have taken legitimate, intentional steps to eliminate interruptions and distractions? The answers to these perplexing questions and others lie within Send Word Now’s newly released Desktop Alerting feature. Read on and download the SWN Desktop Alerting brochure.
On behalf of everyone at Send Word Now, thank you for following our blog throughout 2013, and best wishes for the coming year!_