Mobile and the Space Between Public and Private Alerts

Last week RallyEngine was pleased to attend the first annual National Public Alerting Summit in Edmonton. Organized by CATAAlliance, nearly 100 Canadian and International thought leaders converged to discuss the latest developments in emergency alerting. Collaboration and the sharing of best practices are of course vital to achieving success in such a critical and often complex field.


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 …


Navigating the gatekeepers of corporate communications

Gatekeepers are essential to effective corporate communications, but there are times when the system needs to be streamlined. Gatekeepers are put in place to control the flow and direction of calls, data, emails and broadcasts. Are these individuals making the process smoother or are they impeding it? The latter is not generally intentional, but there are instances when the gate …


Nenshi vs Ford: A tale of two cities’ disaster response

Comparisons between Calgary’s Naheed Nenshi and Toronto’s Rob Ford started years ago when each was elected mayor. Now, with 2013’s record breaking floods in their respective cities, they again are under public scrutiny for their handling of the disaster responses. Toronto’s July 8th flash flood swamped commuters and knocked out power for almost 500,000 people, while Alberta’s June river flood …