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Monday, 13 January 2014 22:42

Snowmageddon: Mass Notification Best Practices for Extreme Winter Weather

Written by  PAUL TERRY

Ready or not, winter is here. An early winter storm dumped four feet of snow in parts of South Dakota on Oct. 13, 2013, to kick things off. It’s been pounding northern climates for months but it’s not unheard of for snow storms to hit southern locations throughout North America, like Atlanta or Dallas. Communication - When It Matters Most When disaster strikes, businesses need to keep employees connected and informed. That’s why an emergency or mass notification system (EMNS) is part of a business continuation plan for many organizations, regardless of size or industry. In fact, Gartner predicts that by 2015, more than 50 percent of enterprises will have implemented EMNS capability, up from 25 percent in 2011. According to Gartner’s 2012 report, “The Emergency or Mass Notification Service Market: Now and for the Next Five Years,“ organizations can use an EMNS to notify key personnel in minutes and send critical information