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Enhancing Mass Notification Through the Power of Location


Emergencies come in all shapes and sizes. Some impact just a few people; others can crash an entire organization. Regardless of the nature or scale, one important key to maintaining business resiliency and continuity is to quickly and accurately communicate to everyone affected. One positive outcome from the recent spate of exceptional natural and man-made emergencies – Sept. 11, Hurricane Katrina, the mass murder at Virginia Tech, the 2007 San Diego wildfires – is the push by companies, safety officials, and technology providers to improve emergency notification capabilities. In all four cases, poor communication of accurate and timely information cost people their lives. The constant evolution of information and communication technology is also raising expectations for what can be achieved in terms of messaging speed, targeting, and audience