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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 notification 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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What Exactly is an Emergency Notification System?

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We talk a lot about what an emergency notification system (ENS) can do for a business or organization around here, and why it’s such a necessary and critical system that all organizations need to have in place, often alongside a full incident management system (IMS). Today we want to take a brief step back and break it down to the simple basics – what IS an ENS? It may sound pretty self-explanatory, but there’s a lot that goes finding the right ENS. Not sure what we mean? Here is a...
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Getting the Best ROI on Your Incident Management System

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Today’s business climate and 24-hour news cycle requires that you be ready for anything that might come your way – including disasters and business disruptions. While the necessity of a business continuity plan is certainly part of that, a key tool within that plan is often the Incident Management System (IMS) on which your business relies on. This IMS will help to streamline the management of that incident and provide a virtual platform for sharing of information. While a robust IMS solution, designed specifically to suit your company’s needs is...
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How to Ensure Your Employees Are Ready for Natural Disaster at Home, Too

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The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season is officially underway. This year the season kicked off a bit earlier than usual with Tropical Storm Alberto making landfall in late May. It is now time to double-check that not only is your Business Continuity (BC) Team prepared and ready to be activated in the event of a disaster impacting your organization, but how prepared are your other employees and their families to deal with such an impact? At MissionMode, we talk a lot about business continuity planning and how to prepare for disasters...
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How You Can Avoid Hawaii’s Missile Alert Mishap

Some time has passed since the Hawaii missile alert crisis, and though the discussion following the aftermath has settled, there is still a lot to learn from the incident. The scale of the event and fallout set a new precedent for incident management systems and emergency notification systems, and our team at MissionMode thought we’d take a closer look. About MissionMode MissionMode is the trusted leader in providing organizations with an effective and reliable emergency notification and incident management system specifically designed to handle your needs from end to end....
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Why You Need to Know Your Readiness Score

Having the right system in place to help you with business continuity in the face of emergencies and disasters means little if you can’t employ it correctly and have the necessary support to do so effectively across a wide ray of potential situations. That’s why we created our Readiness Score Survey and based it on our Customer Readiness Commitment, so you have not only the most effective system for your needs but also the tools and support needed to employ it for maximum readiness. Understanding your organization’s readiness score now...
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How Incident Management Systems Enhance Your Business Operations

Understanding the true return on investment of purchasing an effective and all-encompassing incident management system (IMS) for your organization can at times be challenging, especially if you are the one requesting budgetary dollars from management to fund this project and they do not understand the value. Kudos to you for pushing this project across the line, spearheading the initiative for your organization, and educating the management team of the significant benefits that such as system can offer the company. As we all know, there is much to be said for...
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How Your Post-Crisis Analysis Makes or Breaks Your BC Plan

Being prepared for a crisis may help to mitigate the damaging effects, but it can’t always stop a crisis from actually occurring. Like it or not, some events are just out of our control. But, if a disaster does strike, the opportunity exists to learn from the experience and determine where your BC process is currently excelling and where it might need to be tweaked or adjusted a bit. The first communication priority for crisis or BC managers following a business disruption is to follow-up on communication promises made during...
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