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Mar 27 2017

Is Your Organization Ready for IoT?

By Lisa Eifert

Open scene on a mysterious figure furiously typing away at a keyboard. He/she is not only mounting a massive hacking attack which will shut down access to many of the world’s biggest websites and immobilize a huge portion of the internet, but is doing it all using the personal video cameras, televisions, DVRs and routers of hundreds of thousands of unsuspecting individuals.

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Mar 20 2017

To Control or Not? The Mobile Device Management Question

By Lisa Eifert

The mobile device management (MDM) market is growing at a meteoric rate. In fact,  it is estimated to grow from $1.69 billion to 5.32 billion between 2016 and 2021, according to market research firm Markets and Markets. Which may leave you wondering: What is MDM and why does it matter so much? Here’s a closer look at this game-changing technology solution, along with six benefits it offers today’s forward-thinking, bottom line-minded organizations.

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Mar 13 2017

Challenges in Using SMS in an Emergency Situation

By Lisa Eifert

While you may not be able to imagine getting through the day without text messaging, this revolutionary technology—now approaching its 25th birthday—is still in its (relative) infancy. However, since the first text message was sent in 1992, SMS technology has quickly become part of how we function in the modern world. It’s also become part of how businesses communicate with their stakeholders during emergency situations. However, it may not be working as well as you think it is.

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Mar 07 2017

An Outbreak Is Coming: Is Your Organization Ready?

By Lisa Eifert

While Michael Crichton’s bestselling book Outbreak might have been the stuff of fiction, it wasn’t so far off the mark, according to a recent NPR article. It's gist? While it may not be a monkey-borne outbreak of the Matoba variety, the risk of a pandemic is very much a reality due to a rise in infectious diseases around the world. Here’s a closer look at NPR’s findings, along with why it’s important for organizations to take a proactive approach to pandemic planning.

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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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Feb 21 2017

SWN Direct: A Revolutionary Mobile App for Recipients

By Lisa Eifert

“Innovation is creativity with a job to do.” That quote by innovation consultant, John Emmerling, rings true for us here at Send Word Now. Combining new ways of looking at the world with a passion for purpose has helped us fuel some industry “firsts” over the years. And now, thanks to the valuable feedback and interactions with so many of our customers, the legacy of innovation endures with our continuous development of SWN Direct.

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Feb 14 2017

2017 Cyber Incident & Breach Response Guide Highlights the Role of Communication

By Lisa Eifert

Cyber threats are a fact of life for today’s organizations. Is your organization really prepared to respond to the ever-increasing, always-changing lineup of potential cyber incidents and security breaches? Let’s review the Online Trust Alliance (OTA)’s recently released 2017 Cyber Incident & Breach Readiness Guide. The guide highlights the pivotal role communication plays in protecting organizations from cyber incident-related fallout.

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Feb 07 2017

DDoS: A Rising Threat in 2017

By Lisa Eifert

One of 2016’s most memorable tech moments? The October cyberattack that crippled much of the American internet and earned the dubious distinction of being the largest of its kind in history. Think your business can breathe easy with that particular incident behind you? Think again. According to a recent report from Deloitte, we can expect more of the same—and potentially worse—in 2017. Here’s what you need to know.

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Jan 30 2017

Three Ways Notification Technology Can Improve Law Firm Communications

By Lisa Eifert

For 21st century law firms, failure to implement the right communication strategies can detrimentally impact everything from staff morale to the solvency of a practice. In extreme cases, poor communication can even endanger the lives of the most vital part of any law firm: its employees. 

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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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