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How can you send an emergency alert when away from the office?

In case you haven’t noticed, there’s been an explosion in the number of workers who spend at least part of their time working from locations outside of the office. Sometimes that location can be as near as a local coffee shop, but often it’s across the state or country, or even around the globe. This trend will continue as business communications improve and smartphone adoption grows. According to a survey performed by Forrester Research, 44% of information workers already use smartphones in their work.

Tools for mobile workers need to include basic office apps but also must include apps that help keep business operations going in times when workers really can’t be in the office. One of our customers, an emergency manager at a petrochemical plant, tells a gripping story about racing home to protect her children as Hurricane Ike passed overhead. Shortly after, the hurricane impacted her company’s headquarters, endangering lives and causing massive damage. Despite the heavy wind and driving rain, she was able to issue alerts using a generator and cell phone broadband card from her basement—while in the eye of the hurricane—despite widespread power outages and network failures. This is the promise of evolving mobile communications.

This story illustrates the need for mobile apps that help remote workers complete critical tasks when they are away from their offices. If one of those tasks is the delivery of an emergency notification when an event threatens to harm employees or enterprise operations, as in the case of Hurricane Ike, we’ve got the tool for the job—the new Intelligent Notification Mobile app. It’s the easy, efficient way to send, receive and respond to important messages and alerts using a smartphone. The app receives alerts from the Intelligent Notification platform over mobile data networks or over Wi-Fi, so when users don’t have coverage through local providers, they’ll still receive alerts.

There’s much more to this remarkable app. Learn more about the new Intelligent Notification Mobile app today.