Turn on CNN, pick up a newspaper, or spend anything more than two minutes on the Internet and you’ll see—there’s not a day that goes by without some kind of threat to business as usual.
Severe weather events. Terrorist activity. Wildfires, earthquakes, and other natural disasters. Cybercrime. Power outages and widespread blackouts. School or workplace violence.
Most of these events arrive without warning. Even those you can plan for can be devastating, and their effects can be widespread.
However, one of the immediate outcomes—and, in a way, the one constant shared by all of these events—is limited or impaired communication. No matter what kind of crisis you’re facing, you can nearly count on it making it difficult for you to relay important messages regarding safety and disaster response.
This is why automated mass notification has become critical. You can no longer consider it a luxury, or something needed only by very large or heavily regulated companies—public agencies, schools and universities, hospitals, churches and even small businesses have much to gain from implementing emergency communication software.
Deciding which system to use, or how to go about procuring it, isn’t difficult. There are many mass notification solutions on the market, each with a range of features to choose from. Look hard enough and you’re sure to find one that fits your organization like a glove.
The challenge lies is in figuring out how to use the system in a way that works best for
your organization. Have a broad set of features? Great, but you may not realize the value of even half of them if your system isn’t implemented carefully.
Fortunately, we have a white paper that outlines the steps and processes to follow for a best-practices implementation. Download the white paper and you’ll not only have the tools needed to best protect your people and your resources, but you’ll also be prepared to use them in the most effective way.
Take a step toward establishing a culture of preparedness within your organization; download your copy of Secrets to Implementing a Great Notification System here.