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Active Shooter Best Practices

June 20, 2022 Posted by in Crisis Communications

Active shooter best practices are now more urgent than ever, as these terrifying incidents are unfortunately more common. While it may sound impossible to have an influence on the outcome of this situation, creating and following a best-practice plan in advance can protect lives if everyone is prepared to act quickly. Your plan should feature a high-quality mass notification system …

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Fire Safety in the Workplace

June 13, 2022 Posted by in Crisis Communications, Mass Notification

Fire safety in the workplace starts with a clear, written, practiced plan crafted well in advance. June marks Summer Safety Month, which makes it the perfect time to evaluate and think about how your business would fare in the event of an unexpected fire event. Here are some tips to get you thinking about how to prepare: Fire safety in …

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Hurricane Preparedness Plan for Businesses

June 6, 2022 Posted by in Crisis Communications

Your hurricane preparedness plan should not wait until the the storm is approaching. The National Weather Service will officially announce a hurricane happening in your area, but that only goes so far. You’ll need to have a plan already in place in order to protect your business and, even more importantly, your staff. First, know the difference between a hurricane …

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What to Do in an Ransomware Attack – Tips from a Cyber Security Expert

May 31, 2022 Posted by in Business Continuity, Crisis Communications

Current events have likely caused many of us to think more than usual about cyber attacks. One of the most common types of attacks is ransomware, where a hacker disables your systems and demands payment for releasing them or providing an encryption key. A ransomware attack is one of the most common cyber crimes, and yet most companies are only …

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Inclement Weather Policies and Alerts Made Clear

May 2, 2022 Posted by in Crisis Communications

During bad weather, your best defense is to be proactive — you’ll need to have a prior plan in place for inclement weather, that includes policies and alerts. Think about how your business is affected when this disruption becomes a reality for you and your staff. Closings due to weather are not always an open and shut case. Will employees …

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Pocketstop Named Top Performer in the Spring 2022 Emergency Mass Notification Software Customer Success Reports

April 7, 2022 Posted by in Pockestop News, Business Continuity, Crisis Communications

Pocketstop has been named a Top Performer in the Emergency Mass Notification Software category for the Spring 2022 Customer Success Report published by FeaturedCustomers. FeaturedCustomers is the leading customer success content marketing platform for B2B business software and services helping potential B2B buyers make informed purchasing decisions through vendor validated customer success content such as customer testimonials, success stories, case …

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Increased Threats of Cyber Attacks Can be a Cause for Alarm – Here’s How to Prepare

February 25, 2022 Posted by in Business Continuity, Crisis Communications

The recent, troubling international news means uncertainty is becoming more certain. With this in mind, how sure are you about your company’s cybersecurity and the effectiveness of your crisis communication plan? This concern has been realized and taken seriously by the highest levels of government; now, the concern is considered high alert. A public notice has recently been issued by …

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Critical Communication: 3 Ways to Ensure No Employee is Left Behind

February 17, 2022 Posted by in Business Continuity, Crisis Communications

Especially after the pandemic, workstyles are more varied, employees digest and prefer information differently, and traditional channels of communication are overused and even ignored. Your messages now have a bigger potential to not get attention from today’s employees, especially in a crisis or critical situation. This post highlights three ways you can ensure critical communications are received, read, and acted …

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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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