Spring thaw exposes flood anxieties and still-frozen emergency communications plans

With the anniversary of the Southern Alberta floods looming, are organizations now any better prepared for emergencies? CALGARY, ALBERTA–¬†From cold snaps and ice storms to polar vortex windchill, Canadians are emerging from one of the coldest and snowiest winters in decades. It has been a long, bitter winter but are we really ready for spring? Questions around emergency preparedness are …

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What’s happened since you last updated your emergency response plan?

Keeping a business continuity plan updated can be very important in case it needs to be put into action at a moment’s notice. How that plan holds up though as a result of all kinds of different technological advancements, business growth, and personnel changes, can determine just how useful it is, and whether or not your business continuity plan needs …

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Crisis notification systems of comic superheroes

In times of despair, crisis notifications systems must be faster than a speeding bullet, stronger than a locomotive, and able to avoid all common day cellular obstructions. With millions of lives at stake, the most iconic superheroes were all summoned by their designated crisis notifications systems. Once the beacon was sent, the superheroes knew that every passing moment represented lives …

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A lesson in herding cats during a storm

A few adages come to mind. Expect the unexpected. Practice what you preach. Drink your own kool-aid. We failed at all three. Our company, RallyEngine, founded last fall, has quietly been developing a powerful and streamlined app-based internal communications tool. It can instantly locate team members and provide critical information to widespread or hard-to-reach people and teams in real-time via …