Daniel Graff-Radford, OnSolve
Businesses today, whether they are Fortune 100 companies with geographically dispersed workforces or small and midsize businesses whose workforces are always on the move, are challenged to communicate in real-time with employees and customers when emergencies and other events occur. This is becoming more challenging amidst an increasingly complex global threat environment. Whether it’s severe weather, terrorist and active shooter threats, travel issues or even cybersecurity attacks, business leaders need to find ways to notify employees in real-time.
Not only is personal safety critically important, maintaining business continuity is also a top priority: Statista estimates, the global economic loss from natural disaster events in 2017 alone was $353 billion. Add in the costs and business impact of man-made emergency events and it is little surprise that business continuity professionals are turning to Emergency Mass Notification Systems (EMNS). EMNS are not only ways for organizations to keep employees safe, but they also ensure reliable risk management and business continuity of operations. This includes crisis management, IT service management, corporate communications or any area that needs reliable two-way notification for groups from one to many thousands.