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If an emergency happens, who is in control of your story?

Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on Mar 22, 2018 11:30:46 AM

Many government agencies and high-profile businesses tell their employees to follow “the New York Times rule” when sending emails, drafting documents, and making business decisions. The rule is simple: if you would be embarrassed to see your conduct reported (or your email quoted) on the front page of the newspaper, think twice!

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Topics: Emergency Action Plan, Emergency Notification System, News, Pocketstop, RedFlag, Technology, Trending

Internal Communications During Cyber Attacks, a Major Threat to Businesses in 2018

Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on Mar 21, 2018 2:21:26 PM

In 2017, several major cyber attacks affected large businesses. Some affected millions of people: for example, the Equifax and Uber breaches compromised millions of people’s information. Beyond the high-profile attacks affecting millions of consumers, many small businesses faced the constant threat of falling victim to one of many malware attacks on corporate systems.

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Topics: Emergency Action Plan, News, Pocketstop, RedFlag, Technology, Trending

Are You Prepared for El Nino? What You Need To Know About This Winter’s Weather & Mass Communications

Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on Aug 5, 2015 3:10:17 PM

El Nino Expected to Effect Winter Weather This Year

According to a report1 published on August 3rd by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), El Nino conditions are here and are very likely here to stay through next spring. Since it’s been nearly twenty years since most of us have heard the term, here’s a little refresher.

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

RedFlag During A Renovation: Mass Notification System Technology Keeps Things Running Smoothly

Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on Jun 9, 2015 3:21:38 PM

Communication During a Renovation Can Be Complicated, Mass Notification System Technology Keeps It Simple

Mass notification system technology, like Pocketstop’s RedFlag Notification System, proves to be essential during an emergency or crisis situation. But mass notification system technology can be leveraged during other situations as well. Many of our RedFlag clients manage large, public, multi-tenant properties such as shopping malls or multi-tenant office buildings.

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Topics: Business, Emergency Action Plan, Emergency Notification System, Emergency Preparedness Plan, Mass Notification System, News, Pocketstop, RedFlag, Technology, Trending

RSOE EDIS: An Emergency Notification Service That Puts Things in Perspective

Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on May 13, 2015 9:57:56 AM

Most of us live day-to-day, not thinking of those affected by disasters unless it makes the national news. One Emergency Notification Service shows in real-time, worldwide events that require coordination, management and constant communications.

Awaking this morning to the news of yet another massive earthquake in Nepal was heartbreaking. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those who are suffering and to the aid workers who are assembling in Nepal to help those who are helpless. If you’re interested in donating to help those in need, check out this blog for some information you should consider before donating and for a list of already vetted organizations you can donate to with confidence.

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Topics: Business, Emergency Action Plan, Emergency Notification System, Emergency Preparedness Plan, Mass Notification System, News, Pocketstop, RedFlag, Technology, Trending

Keep Emergency Communications On When The Power Goes Out

Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on Apr 29, 2015 3:10:18 PM

How Does Your Business Provide Emergency Communications During A Power Outage?

Spring is a time of warmer temperatures and new life outside our windows. It is also a time when the weather can cause disruptions in our lives and, if we’re not prepared, it can be a time where we find ourselves in trouble and in need of an emergency communications system.

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Topics: Business, Emergency Action Plan, Emergency Notification System, Emergency Preparedness Plan, Mass Notification System, News, Pocketstop, RedFlag, Technology, Trending

The RedFlag Notification System’s Cloud Computing Platform Passes Big Test

Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on Mar 19, 2015 9:34:52 AM

Microsoft Azure Cloud Meets CJIS Compliance in California; Removes Roadblocks for Notification Systems and Other Technology1

Last week Microsoft “gained a major endorsement” when it’s cloud computing platform, Azure (also our notification system’s cloud) was deemed compliant with criminal justice security standards1. The approval, which came from the California Department of Justice (DOJ), is tied to the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS).

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Topics: Business, Emergency Action Plan, Emergency Notification System, Emergency Preparedness Plan, Mass Notification System, News, Pocketstop, RedFlag, Technology, Trending

Mall Terrorist Scare Makes Tenant Notification a Priority

Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on Feb 23, 2015 5:00:33 PM

Malls bump up security as terror group mentions Mall of America in threat

These days, a lot of the functionality that digital technology brings can be pretty glamorous. But when it comes to emergency preparedness, walking through the worst case scenario is far from dazzling. Let this week’s terror threat from al-Shabaab, a Somali militant group with ties to al-Qaeda, on the Mall of America be a wake up call.

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Topics: Business, Emergency Action Plan, Emergency Notification System, Emergency Preparedness Plan, Mass Notification System, News, Pocketstop, RedFlag, Technology, Trending

Media Stirs Up Panic While Reporting on “Historic” Winter Storm

Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on Jan 29, 2015 8:08:37 AM

Did you see the photos of grocery store shelves emptied? What about the lines of people gathered outside waiting to stock up on food, water and other essential items before the worst storm they’d ever seen? Flights were cancelled, travel bans put in place and bridges and tunnels were closed all as precautionary measures for the snowpocalypse that was about to go down.

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Topics: Emergency Action Plan, Emergency Notification System, Emergency Preparedness Plan, Mass Notification System, News, Pocketstop, RedFlag, Technology, Trending

Executive Retrospective: How The RedFlag Mass Notification System Could Have Helped A Critical Situation

Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on Jan 21, 2015 11:28:55 AM

“It was a little bit chaotic and stressful, as you can imagine, watching your building engulfed in flames with part of it burning to the ground.”

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Topics: Business, emergency, Emergency Action Plan, Emergency Notification System, Mass Notification System, News, notification, Pocketstop, RedFlag, Technology, Trending