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Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

January 17, 2022 Posted by in Business Continuity, Other

Business continuity and disaster recovery could be the two most vital operations to the future of your business. A natural disaster — or even a human-induced one — can bring down everything you worked for, and can also endanger lives and cause damage. Get in front of a crisis with a business continuity and disaster recovery plan and increase the …

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RedFlag Mass Notification for Microsoft Teams is now available on Microsoft AppSource

January 13, 2022 Posted by in Pockestop News, Business Continuity, Crisis Communications

DALLAS, Jan. 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/  In the event of a critical situation, communicating quickly and effectively to the desired recipients via a multi-channel communication approach is necessary. Within the US, over 700,000 companies use Microsoft 365 which includes Teams as part of its suite of products. Pocketstop is excited to announce the RedFlag + Microsoft Teams integration and a fourth main channel …

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Why you need to be sending critical alerts through Microsoft Teams

January 12, 2022 Posted by in Business Continuity, Crisis Communications

In an emergency, how will you communicate to your organization? As more people have worked remotely since 2020, our behaviors are increasingly digital and even distracted. While this can cause a host of issues, one of the most paramount is reaching employees in a critical situation.   Crisis messages need to be received and read immediately. In order to accomplish this, …

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Any Crisis Can Ruin a Business – If There’s No Plan

December 16, 2021 Posted by in Business Continuity, Crisis Communications

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” Warren Buffet No one likes to think about disaster, but being unprepared can impact businesses on many critical levels. Taking the time to craft a careful crisis plan, monitor for smoldering issues, and executing thoughtful communication can …

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Winter is Coming – Is Your Crisis Communication Plan Ready?

November 4, 2021 Posted by in Business Continuity, Crisis Communications, Mass Notification

After extreme drought and fires this summer, the freeze in Texas this past February from winter storm Uri seems like the distant past. However, there have already been some major storms on both coasts this fall and it’s likely we will see more. The weather pattern known as El Nina will continue for the second year in a row. While …

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Not if, But When: Best Practices for Creating a Cyber Security Plan

October 21, 2021 Posted by in Business Continuity, Crisis Communications

Whether you’re a Fortune 50 company or a small business, cyber criminals are attacking companies of all sizes and becoming more brazen and destructive as a result. The stats bare this out: Cybercrime is up 600% year-over-year due to the COVID-19 pandemic – even small businesses saw a 424% increase in cyberattacks last year The average cost of an attack …

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Business Owners: How Effective is Your Evacuation Drill?

October 15, 2021 Posted by in Business Continuity, Crisis Communications, Mass Notification

One rule of thumb to ensure that your evacuation drill meets your criteria: practice makes perfect. Evacuation drills should be scheduled throughout the year in order to make sure your staff and other building occupants respond to the crisis in an effective (read: life-saving) manner. Emergencies happen without clear warning, and chaos and confusion can often occur as a result, …

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How To Get Ready To Manage A Cyber Attack

September 28, 2020 Posted by in Business Continuity

Cybercrime has quickly become today’s fastest-growing form of criminal activity. Accenture has forecast it will cost businesses $5.2 trillion worldwide within five years.

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Is Your Business Prepared: Getting A Plan Together in Case of A Fire

September 14, 2020 Posted by in Business Continuity, Crisis Communications

First know this: you can never be too prepared when it comes to emergencies like fires. Unpreparedness brings panic and chaos. Planning helps bring organization and solutions to a dangerous situation.

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Is Your Business Prepared? Getting a Plan Together in Case of An Earthquake

September 3, 2020 Posted by in Business Continuity, Crisis Communications

The COVID-19 crisis is showing us the importance of having an emergency plan in place. Natural disasters begs us to be prepared, but also that each situation is unique and sometimes unpredictable. Ultimately, though, your organization having an emergency plan can possibly save lives and keep those around you from giving in to panic.

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