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Feb 27 2017

Forecasters Weigh In: Spring is Coming... and So is Bad Weather

By Lisa Eifert

When Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his den and saw his shadow this past February 2nd, he sentenced us to six more weeks of winter. (Or so the tradition goes.) And as people all over the country now well know, Phil wasn’t kidding: Since Groundhog Day, many regions have been walloped with snow. And it’s not over yet, either, according to more scientific (translation: non-marmot) predictions. Here’s a closer look at recent weather phenomena, along with what meteorologists say is in store for spring.

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Jan 16 2017

Five Tech Trends to Watch in 2017

By Lisa Eifert

It’s an understatement to say that the year ahead holds a great deal of uncertainty. But while we may not know exactly what’s coming, we do know that one sector is guaranteed to keep moving forward at a lightning-fast pace: Technology. Wondering what, specifically, we can expect to see in the year ahead? Here’s a closer look at five tech trends anticipated to take off in 2017.

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Nov 28 2016

Another Groundbreaking Innovation from Send Word Now

By Lisa Eifert

Today we announced our award of U.S. patent no. 9,485,643. The patent protects the revolutionary technology inherent in SWN Direct, our groundbreaking new mobile app for alert recipients.

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Nov 21 2016

Cyber Monday is Certain to Bring Communication Challenges for IT Departments

By Lorin Bristow

It's hard to believe Cyber Monday is only a week away. For many traditional and ecommerce retailers, Cyber Monday is the most significant online shopping day of the year. And it won’t stop there. Online shopping over the next few weeks will provide a significant boost to many companies’ bottom lines. Monitoring and communicating information about IT outages and failures associated with online retail shopping can be a daunting task. At any time of the year, IT professionals are under intense pressure to safeguard the security of their organization’s data and physical facilities, and to ensure information continues flowing in the event of a disruption.

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Oct 03 2016

Manhunts Go Digital: Community Policing Toward Enhanced Public Safety

By Lisa Eifert

When authorities zeroed in on suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami in connection with recent bombings in Manhattan and New Jersey, they called on a formidable new force in the manhunt. We’re not talking about a branch of law enforcement or a covert Special Forces agency. We’re talking about millions of civilians with the unprecedented potential to aid in Rahami’s capture thanks to receiving real-time smart phone alerts aimed at harnessing their collective vigilance. Let’s take a closer look at this breakthrough technology, along with highlighting how community policing is transforming public safety.

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Sep 12 2016

Water Safety

By Lisa Eifert

Most Americans gave little thought to whether their drinking water was safe prior to this past spring. After all, it seemed only natural to rely on our country’s rigorous regulations to protect us from the dangers of unsafe drinking water. However, all of that changed with the Flint water crisis. But if you think that disaster was the exception not the rule, think again. Let’s take a closer look at the precarious state of the water infrastructure in this country, along with why communication is a critical part of safeguarding public health. 

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Sep 01 2016

How You Can "Celebrate" National Preparedness Month 2016

By Lorin Bristow

  Originally created by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Preparedness Month is observed each September. The awareness campaign encourages people to make preparations for emergency situations in their homes, businesses and communities.

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Jul 05 2016

2016 BSI-BCI Horizon Scan Report Reveals Top Threats for Businesses

By Lisa Eifert

Created jointly by the Business Continuity Institute and BSI, the 2016 Horizon Scan Report highlights top business continuity threats identified by a sampling of resiliency professionals. Do your concerns match this year's list?

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Jun 22 2016

The Zika Virus in the U.S.: What Employers Need to Know Now

By Lisa Eifert

As of May 10, 2016, there were 472 confirmed cases of Zika, spread across 41 states and Washington D.C. By June 1, this number had increased to 618. Get the latest information on Zika as it pertains to your employees, whether or not your staff travel for work.

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Apr 26 2016

Guns on Campus

By Lisa Eifert

In the aftermath of high-profile shootings on college campuses, college administrators are considering whether to allow guns on campus. Administrators are divided, with some seeing guns as a way to keep students and faculty safe and others worried that more guns would only increase levels of violence on campus. Explore current law regarding guns on campus in America to get a more informed understanding of how state laws affect university policies regarding firearms.

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