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How Poor Solution Extensibility Prevents an Effective Emergency Response

All too often, businesses approach emergency response, disaster recovery, and business continuity planning in the context of the “worst-case scenario,” which usually takes the form of some natural disaster that destroys an entire facility. Although it’s a worthwhile exercise to prepare for such a scenario, that preparation may not apply to less-destructive emergency situations.

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What Is Alert Fatigue?

Alert fatigue is a phenomenon in which users of alarm systems become desensitized to the numerous warnings they receive. Here are some common examples of workers affected:

  • Emergency responders

  • Healthcare providers

  • Security personnel

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Does Your Business Have an Emergency-Proof Alert Messaging System?

Emergency Alerts

With so many employees working remotely, there's a greater risk of disruptions to communication. And when disasters strike, having a way to quickly and efficiently send out alerts can mean the difference between life and death.

As a business owner, you know that disaster can strike at any time. Whether it's a fire, a flood, or a power outage, you need to be prepared to protect your employees and your customers.

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Are Your Wireless Emergency Alerts Truly Scalable?

As the world becomes more interconnected, the need for efficient and effective emergency communication systems has become more apparent. Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) are such systems that have been implemented in many countries around the world.

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) is a public safety system that allows customers of participating wireless carriers to receive information regarding public safety issues, warnings, and any imminent attacks.

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Can You Contain and Eradicate Ransomware in Your System?

While there are many different types of disasters that can strike your company’s IT network, nothing is as frightening as a ransomware attack. Ransomware is a general term used for any kind of malicious software, or malware, that disrupts key systems until you pay off a ransom.

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After-Action Reporting and Why It’s Important

As much as we might wish otherwise, mission-critical emergencies can and do happen. While the initial focus is on correcting the problem, it's also essential to do a postmortem of what occurred. This means you look at what went wrong and determine if the situation was avoidable or inevitable.

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Are Overlapping Business Systems Confusing Your Team?

In the IT world, new processes and solutions are released every day that promise to overhaul systems, streamline activities and generally make life easier for the department. But the problem is these disparate plug-and-play patches are often not designed to serve as holistic solutions.

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Does Your System Have the Coordination and Visibility for Fast Issue Resolution?

You’ve been brought on as an outside IT provider. Your company’s primary purpose is to oversee routine IT needs. But more importantly, you’re the first line of defense if your client’s system crashes, experiences an outage, or any other issue that interrupts routine or critical operations.

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The Importance of Having an IT Disaster Plan Ready Just in Case

Disaster recovery planning is a set of business practices that allow an organization to defend against downtime, ensure stability, and mitigate problems during IT-related events.

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Cyber Security Essentials for Any Company

Compared to the previous years, 2021 saw a significant increase in cyberattacks. IoT rose by 6%, cryptojacking rose 19%, and ransomware attacks rose by a staggering 105% between 2020 and 2021. Regardless of the size of a company, having adequate cybersecurity equipment and protocols is essential for any successful business. 

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Can an SMS Alert System Help Your Company Maintain Mission-Critical Communications?

Life is unpredictable in today’s world. You can’t be too prepared for an emergency. Keeping your workers safe and informed is a top priority to avoid costly lawsuits and protect your business from service interruption. Traditionally, emails, push notifications, and phone calls were the way to go, but they’re not as effective.

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Be Prepared for Inclement Weather with Critical Event Management Technology

Bad weather can do a lot more than ruin outdoor plans. Natural disasters, such as floods, hurricanes, wildfires, and tornadoes can cause devastation and be both deadly and costly. According to the National Weather Service, tornadoes were the leading cause of weather-related fatalities in 2020. Often, people don’t consider preparing in advance for tornadoes and other severe weather, but being prepared and having a plan ahead of time is crucial. Critical event management software automates and streamlines manual processes allowing for an organization to:

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IT Solutions Series #4: How to Streamline the Coordination & Communication of Tasks

Welcome to our blog series about the 8 Solutions to Resolve IT Incidents Faster. For our fourth IT incident in this series we will be looking at how to streamline the coordination and communication of tasks, so you can better know who is and who is not doing which things.

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How to Use HipLink for Business Continuity

Need better business continuity? Then you need the best critical messaging and alert software for business. Your business continuity plan will help you prevent and recover from business disasters. Every business should have this kind of plan. However, your business continuity plan needs effective communication. Otherwise, your plan will fall flat and leave you vulnerable to disaster. Don’t worry. This is where HipLink comes in. HipLink provides the fastest, most effective business communication for emergencies. Here’s how you can use HipLink for your business continuity plan.

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Why a Wireless Communication Strategy Is Crucial to Crisis Management

In today’s world, organizations encounter many different types of crises.  Natural disasters, workplace violence, technological crises, and financial crises are just some of the unexpected dilemmas that threaten employee safety, company reputation, corporate assets, and financial results. 

When developing plans to manage a crisis, it is imperative that a communication strategy be incorporated. 

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How Enterprises Can Improve Their Crisis Management Strategy

 There is a shooter in the building.  A patient is missing.  A tornado is seven minutes away.  There is a major fire in the building.  Enterprises will inevitably face crises.  Preparation is key to effective crisis response management. If there is a shooter in the building, the facility is locked down and the police are notified.  This scenario should also include a previously prepared, very rapid announcement to the entire staff for everyone to stay where they are, lock the doors, and hide. Being prepared in this situation could save many lives by simply sending a message – if the messaging system itself is effective. 

 

In today’s world, wireless communication is the most effective method of alerting the right people at the right time that there is a crisis.  Regardless of the time of day or night, wireless communication ensures that, once notified, team members can work together to effectively respond in a crisis.

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IT Solutions Series #5: How to Prevent Overlapping Communication Systems

Welcome back to our series, 8 Solutions to Resolve IT Incidents Faster. For our fifth strategy, we’re looking at how to prevent unnecessary redundancy in an organization’s communication systems.

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IT Solutions Series #6: How to Easily Escalate Issues to the Right Team

Welcome back to our series “8 Solutions to Resolve IT Incidents Faster”. This time, we’re looking at how to easily escalate issues to the right team so the right people are responding to each incident.

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IT Solutions Series #7: How to Prioritize Alerts to Prevent Missing the Important Ones

Welcome to our blog series about the 8 Solutions to Resolve IT Incidents Faster. For our seventh IT incident in this series we will be looking at how to prioritize alerts to prevent you from missing the most important ones.

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IT Solutions Series #8: How to Communicate with Groups Outside of the IT Team

Welcome to our blog series about the 8 Solutions to Resolve IT Incidents Faster. For the eighth IT incident in this series we will be looking at how to effectively communicate with internal and external groups outside of the IT team, ensuring that these communications occur as efficiently as possible.

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