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Wednesday, 21 November 2007 23:48

Using Technology To Plan, Notify And Recover

Written by  Bill Carman

For many corporations and government agencies, the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, reinforced their prior commitment to developing comprehensive disaster recovery plans and emergency notification procedures. Many companies and agencies with plans in place are reviewing them in light of lessons learned; many others are now pursuing their development and implementation. Essential to the success of these plans is timely and accurate communication. High-speed notification technology, proven to be significantly more effective than manual calling methods during a crisis, is also a highly effective communications tool during the equally important planning and recovery stages. In the planning phase, high-speed notification technology can be used to automatically gather and sort data for faster creation and updating of plans. During an actual crisis, the technology delivers speed, accuracy and reliability that cannot possibly be obtained through cumbersome manual notification procedures. Automated messages, delivered by such systems, convey event-specific information to everyone involved