Webinar #3 of The Alphabet Soup Webinar Series: Where do you go from here?, takes place November 1, at 2:00pm ET.
Ann Pickren and her guests will tell of their first-hand experiences in choosing a Business Continuity or Disaster Recovery standard and share lessons learned as they prepared for certification.
The presenters will help you decide whether or not you should certify, and explain the scope of that decision, educating you on resources needed to continue your education on standards, exploring available tools and discussing the relevant certifying bodies.
Pickren’s BC/DR Expertise Allows MIR3 to Offer Expanded Consultative Offerings and Strategic Support
SAN DIEGO (July 21, 2011)—MIR3, the innovator of real-time Intelligent Notification™ and response technology, announced today that Ann Pickren has joined the company as vice president of solutions, effective immediately. This new role enhances the level of strategic and consultative service MIR3 can provide to its growing base of customers.
MIR3 To Help Companies Prepare For Hurricane Season
Hurricane Seminar Will Look at 2011 Season Predictions and Offer Enterprise-Level Preparedness Solutions
In advance of the 2011 hurricane season—which begins June 1— ImpactWeather, Inc., an organization that helps businesses worldwide fulfill their safety, security, operational and risk management missions, with sponsorship support from MIR3, the innovator of real-time Intelligent Notification™ and response technology, will present The 22nd Annual Hurricane Seminar for Business and Industry: Innovation, New Techniques and What to Expect in 2011. Taking place Tuesday, May 24, at the Hilton Houston Hobby Airport from 7:45 a.m. until noon, this year’s lineup will educate business and industry leaders on how to get, and stay, prepared for the hurricane season.
With the 2011 hurricane season set to officially begin June 1, MIR3, the innovator of real-time Intelligent Notification™ and response technology, is urging employers to review their current business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) plans to keep employees safe and operations running should a hurricane or tropical storm hit.
According to the Colorado State University forecast team, the 2011 hurricane season is anticipated to be an above average season, with 16 named tropical storms and nine hurricanes likely to form in the Atlantic basin, with five expected to develop into major hurricanes of Category 3 or higher. Employers with staff along the eastern and Gulf coasts of the Atlantic must prepare for risks associated with these storms that can negatively impact business operations including mass power outages, property damage and potential harm to employees.
Frank Mahdavi of MIR3 looks at the how Mass Notification has become a mainstream Business Continuity tool.
The Evolution of Mass Notification
Events that Heralded the Need - The Cold War
Electronic mass notification gained prominence in 1963 when the U.S. government implemented the Emergency Broadcast System (EBS) to quickly warn the entire population of any emergency. In that era, school children routinely participated in nuclear bomb safety drills, and many of us recall a voice declaring over the television or radio, “This is a test of the Emergency Broadcast System. For the next 60 seconds … this is only a test,” followed by a loud, one-minute tone.
That system was replaced in 1997 by the Emergency Alert System (EAS), designed to enable the President of the United States to speak to the entire country within minutes. The EAS also relies on TV and radio, but includes analog, digital, terrestrial, and satellite broadcast. EAS is effective for reaching a very large geographical area, but it isn’t flexible enough to target a specific area such as a county, city, or neighbourhood. Better solutions were needed for Emergency and Business Continuity Personnel.
Notification Technology Leader First to Introduce Protected Gateway for Safely Uniting the Corporate Inbox with the Social Inbox
SAN DIEGO (March 21, 2011)—With the increasing shift away from email to Short Message Service (SMS) textsand instant messaging (IM), and the increasing reliance on social networks, MIR3, Inc., the innovator of real-time Intelligent Notification™ and response technology, announced today its plans to unite business communication by bridging both the enterprise and social inboxes to create one central and secure “corporate inbox.” The company’s vision will be supported by its new MIR3 Enterprise Gateway™ (MEG™) technology. MEG brings the power and flexibility of social networking to corporate users through a protectedplatform that serves as a centralized repository that will consolidate, escalate, filter and prioritize a user’s communication across all devices into one central inbox.
During severe weather getting information on how disruptions are impacting on transport systems and services is a valuable capability. Whether you are a public sector organisation or a business, proactively distributing accurate information can make a huge difference on how you and your stakeholders cope.
Hospitals are busy places where protecting the health and safety of patients, employees and visitors is vital. Find out how North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System ensures safety while minimizing interruptions that could impact the business of taking care of patients.
Leading Pet Specialty Retailer Adopts Intelligent Notification System To Further Strengthen Business Continuity Plans
inAlertCenter from MIR3 helps PETCO keep pets and people safe, business running smoothly
MIR3, the innovator of real-time Intelligent Notification™ and response technology, today announced that PETCO, a leading pet specialty retailer with more than 1,000 stores nationwide, is adopting inAlertCenter™ as an internal tool to help ensure business continuity and enhance the ability of company leaders to effectively communicate in and respond to emergencies.
San Diego (November 16, 2010) – MIR3, the innovator of real-time Intelligent Notification™ and response technology, today announced that eBRP, the globally acknowledged leader in business continuity management (BCM) support, has become a referral partner, promoting inEnterprise™ Intelligent Notification technology as part of the eBRP Suite’s BCM software solution.
You can download the first White Paper, Business Continuity from A-Z, linked to the MIR3 Webinar Series currently running. The White Paper links into to the principle points covered in the the first Webcast. The table of contents is reproduced below:
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MIR3, Inc., the innovator of real-time global notification and response technology, today announced the establishment of its new European operations, MIR3 UK Ltd., with the opening of a London office. Strategically positioned in the heart of London’s financial district, MIR3’s new European headquarters will enable enterprise companies, colleges, universities, and government entities throughout Europe access to its best-in-class notification technology.