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How A Mass Notification System Can Enhance Commercial Evacuation Procedures

Posted by Ralph Goodman on Apr 13, 2017 3:30:16 AM

Advances in technology have always come with more advantages than disadvantages, which is why people are always so quick to embrace them. One of these many advances has revolutionized the way in which people are able to send and receive information. This advancement is in the form of mass notification systems. These systems can be used in different capacities, by different companies to achieve various results. However, one of its best uses is as part of a crisis communication tool which can help enhance commercial evacuation procedures. Let’s take a quick look at some of the ways a mass notification system can accomplish this.

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Topics: Business, Pocketstop, Technology, Mass Notification System, RedFlag, Trending

Write the Right Emergency Notification Message

Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on Apr 12, 2017 5:10:38 AM

Tips on Writing Messages for Critical Situations

President Obama’s speech on Sunday night gave us confirmation that what happened in San Bernardino on December 2nd was, indeed, an act of terrorism. Most of us already concluded this fact based on what the media reported. While the Obama Administration works diligently to fight the threat of terrorism and presidential candidates hash out their own opinions and strategies on what they think should happen, there is a heightened sense of awareness for our own safety.

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Topics: Business, Emergency Notification System, News, Pocketstop, Technology, RedFlag, Trending

Pocketstop’s Top 5 “Must Haves” For Mass Notification Success

Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on Apr 8, 2017 5:42:18 PM

Make Crisis Communication Successful with a Mass Notification System

As our world changes and technology improves, processes, procedures and tools need to be modernized as well. The subject of mass notification and crisis communications is no different, and in fact, the cloud-based tech, social media networks and ability to communication from almost anywhere, anytime that our time has developed has vastly improved crisis communications. From cradle to grave, a crisis is aided by mass notification capabilities from the distribution of early warning messages, the instantaneous delivery of critical information and follow on messages after events have secured.

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Topics: Business, News, Pocketstop, Technology, Mass Notification System, RedFlag, Trending

How Property Management Utilizes Mass Notification Systems to Enhance Evacuation Procedures

Posted by Ralph Goodman on Apr 5, 2017 3:31:44 PM

Advances in technology have always come with more advantages than disadvantages, which is why people are always so quick to embrace them. One of these many advances has revolutionized the way in which people are able to send and receive information. This advancement is in the form of mass notification systems. These systems can be used in different capacities, by different properties to achieve various results. However, one of its best uses is as part of a crisis communication tool which can help enhance commercial evacuation procedures. Let’s take a quick look at some of the ways a mass notification system can accomplish this.

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Topics: Business, News, Pocketstop, Technology, Mass Notification System, RedFlag

The Most Powerful Crisis Communication Tool You Probably Aren’t Using

Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on Mar 8, 2017 8:48:36 AM

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Topics: Business, crisis communications, News, Pocketstop, Technology, RedFlag, Trending

What Turns The Transmission of Information Into The Art of Communication?

Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on Feb 14, 2017 5:59:43 PM

Using a mass notification system effectively is the key to setting your organization apart from the competition.

We are fortunate that today’s mass notification system technology makes the transmission of information easier than ever before. But what turns the transmission of information into the art of communication? As an employer, manager or property owner leveraging digital, communication technology can help your organization gain a competitive advantage.

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Topics: Business, News, Pocketstop, Technology, Mass Notification System, RedFlag, Trending

AP Mobile: Malls, stores consider new ways to protect shoppers

Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on Sep 30, 2016 1:39:16 PM

Repost: NEW YORK (AP) — More sophisticated cameras. Security robots. Customers feeling shaken by recent attacks at U.S. malls may not notice huge changes — but mall operators are testing and putting in place new technologies and other measures to offer people more protection without intruding too much on their shopping time.

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Topics: Business, News, Pocketstop, Technology, Mass Notification System, RedFlag, Trending

Pocketstop Leverages Azure App Service Web App to Deliver World Class Text Message Marketing Service

Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on Jun 14, 2016 9:11:53 AM

Move allows company to easily auto-scale based on-demand and provides customers with increased performance and high-availability

“When Pocketstop first moved to Microsoft Azure back in 2012, the easiest and quickest way to get up and running was to use Virtual Machines or VM(s). While this suited us well for many years, we knew that we ultimately wanted to run our platform using all the benefits and features that Azure has to offer.” Brian Teague – Chief Technology Evangelist and Co-founder

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Topics: Business, Mobile, News, Pocketstop, Technology, SMS, text message marketing, Trending

5 Things to Consider When Shopping for a Mass Notification System

Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on May 19, 2016 3:51:11 PM

Do you have the attitude “it won’t happen to us”? If so, you need to get ready, get a plan and get shopping.

I got a news alert on my phone last night about the EgyptAir Flight that disappeared from radar somewhere over the Mediterranean Sea and immediately, my heart sank. Tragic. What happened? I wondered. A malfunction? Human error? This morning, as the news reported the cause of the downed aircraft could likely be terrorism my heart sank even deeper.

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Topics: Business, News, Pocketstop, Technology, Mass Notification System, RedFlag, Trending

Keep Calm and ‘Notify’ On… RedFlag’s Office 365 Apps Are Here & Featured on Channel 9

Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on May 12, 2016 10:54:48 AM

No need to grab your remote control. That’s right, it’s not a local news channel I’m talking about, Channel 9 is Microsoft’s online community that showcases the people behind Microsoft products and connects them with those who use them. The site hosts video channels, discussions, podcasts, screencasts, interviews and more. There is a dedication sections for partners called the Microsoft Partner Apps Blog where apps and solutions developed by Microsoft partners are highlighted. And right now, Pocketstop is being featured on the Channel 9 Partner Apps blog to highlight our recent accomplishment of bringing mass notification capabilities to Office 365.

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