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Finding the Right IMS Before Your Contract is Up

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We get a lot of questions about when the right time to evaluate your current systems and start looking for something new is, in terms of your contract cycle and at various points in the fiscal year. Our answer is almost always: now. There’s no need to wait until the end of your contract cycle to evaluate you business continuity systems, and in fact, most of the time it’s smarter to evaluate early. If you need to find a new incident management system to better meet your needs, that’s not...
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Make 2019 Your Smoothest Year in Business Yet

Every year, businesses are looking for new ways to thrive, new systems to help them hit their goals, and ways to streamline different parts of their business in order to run more efficiently without dropping an ounce of security. That last bit can be the sticking point for many businesses, so today we want to talk about what you can do to make 2019 your smoothest year in business yet. Refining Systems One of the easiest ways to get your year started off on the right track is by taking...
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12 Days of Business Continuity Plan Analysis

The holiday season is coming to a close, and as businesses and organizations gear up for 2019 and prepare to handle the ever-changing threat landscape, we thought it would be fun to put a little holiday spin on your BC prep and analysis. After all, with the new year looming, the time for reflection is at an all-time high. Why not lean into that and take the opportunity to make sure you’re ready to tackle 2019 with a complete, thorough, robust, and adaptable business continuity plan? With these 12 steps,...
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A Quick Reminder About Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is an ever-evolving concern in business continuity, and for good reason. The landscape changes so quickly that you must be prepared to adapt your plans, resiliency tactics, and protection as soon as the threats shift. In some ways, it’s much easier to prepare for natural disasters or physical disruptions. Though unpredictable in their own ways, they feature patterns that are recognizable and thus templates have been created over the years for quick and smooth recovery. When it comes to digital threats and issues with cybersecurity, it’s often brand new...
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The Anatomy of an Emergency Notification

the anatomy of an emergency notification

Creating emergency notifications can be an intimidating thing for a team to take on. Crafting the messages that will be sent to key stakeholders and mass audiences in the event of a crisis or business disruption (rightfully so) holds a lot of weight. But it doesn’t have to be the kind of thing that freezes you in your tracks. If your BC plan is stalling here, let us help you out. Let’s take a closer look at what goes into the making of a high quality, effective emergency notification, and...
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Flooding in Austin – Unexpected Implementations of Your BC Plan

We talk a lot about preparing for the unexpected around here, and about making sure your business continuity plans can account for anything that might come your way as an organization. But it’s equally important, we believe, to stop and reflect on when things go wrong, or awry, or when something could have potentially been handled better. It’s why we created a resource digging into the emergency notification mishap in Hawaii, and it’s why we pay close attention to the BC world to ensure we’re able to help our clients...
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Why Third Party Integrations Matter in Your IMS

Incident Management Systems have come a long way since their inception, but even with the advancements in technology, it’s not always easy to find a system that suits your needs by allowing for important, sometimes even critical, customization via API and third-party integration. Believe it or not, many systems don’t allow this sort of integration, making your BC plan for specific scenarios harder to achieve when multiple systems must be accessed. Experience Matters Some of what comes into play when it comes to integrating third-party apps and functionality with your...
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How to Optimize Your Business’ Emergency Response

Looking toward 2019 and finalizing your organization’s fiscal plans is a top priority on so many lists right now, but alongside that, you should consider ways in which you can optimize your organization in other ways as well. In the emergency response department, it’s a good time to take a critical look at the systems, tools, and processes you currently have in place and determine if they could be better optimized, from a cost and effectiveness standpoint. What do you need your emergency response strategies and tools to do for...
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Disasters Happen – Are You Ready for National Preparedness Month?

September is National Preparedness Month and this year’s theme of “Disasters Happen” is especially apt within our industry. At MissionMode, we help businesses and organizations prepare for disasters every day, and the overarching thing we like to make sure people understand is exactly that – disasters happen – and when they do, they don’t care whether or not you were properly prepared for it. They just happen. So, in honor of the national push to make sure individuals are prepared, we want to take it a step further and help...
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5 Things to Look for in an Emergency Notification App

The utilization of emergency management apps is a crucial part of effective crisis communication. With the unpredictable nature of business disruptions, it’s important to have communication tools at your disposal that are flexible, adaptable, and user-friendly. That’s why incident management and emergency notification apps are on the rise. With the vendor space becoming more crowded, it can be difficult at times to decipher the good application from the not-so-great solution. When you’re looking for an emergency notification app to meet your needs, these are the key features that ought to...
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