mass notification

New partner commits to SME programme

 
Crises Control partners with the Continuity Forum We are pleased to welcome Crises Control as the latest member of our partnership programme. 
 
Crises Control has recently been winning a number of awards for their mass notification platform designed for business continuity. For the Continuity Forum Crises Control is a particularly suitable partner at this time as we are stepping our work across the SME sector.
 
Crises Control share our commitment to work with the SME sector to improve the quality and capabilities of Business Continuity Programmes in smaller businesses. This is clearly evidenced by a number of unique features and pricing that highly attractive for the SME sector in the solutions provided.
 
As part of the research programme we will be undertaking new research surveying attitudes and issues in SME firms (and talking with connected stakeholders) across the sector to better understand the barriers to planning and what the top priorities really need to be. 
 
Continuity Forum SME research Speaking on the research programme and the new partnership, Russell Price said:
 
"We are delighted to have the support of Crises Control in our latest major study that is working to improve SME Business Continuity by identify the tools and resources really needed by SME's to develop better, more reliable resilience".
 
"Improving the quality of BCM planning across the SME sector would help transform the resilience of half of the UK economy and deliver tremendous financial and societal benefits".
 
"Time is precious in businesses of all sizes; our aim is that this research will identify common obstacles and barriers and produce useable and useful recommendations on the actions and resources that are needed to cost and build resilience within the SME sector".   
 
Announcing the partnership for Crises Control their Managing Director, Shalen Sehgal,said:
 
"I am delighted that we are able to take advantage of the expertise of the Continuity Forum to reach out to the SME sector and research the views on the need for Business Continuity measures. We know that every business is at risk from disruption events and that small businesses are at greater risk than larger ones of going under as a result"!
 
"We want to find out how SMEs themselves view this challenge and what they see as the possible benefits that technology solutions can bring to this task. Continuity Forum are just the right people to help us do this". 
 
If you would like know more about the research programme or get involved please get in touch here!
 
If you would like to know more about the award winning solutions from Crises Control click here!

 


Crises Control takes top prize in Cloud Excellence Awards 2018

Visit Crises Control WebsiteCrises Control has taken the top prize of Cloud DR and Continuity product of the year at the Computing Magazine Cloud Excellence Awards

Managing Director Shalen Sehgal picked the prize that is awarded for solutions that in the opinion of judges delivers the most reliable service, that innovates and provides important features that help users enhance their business resilience.  

 

Crises Control Takes top Cloud DR and Product of the year at Computing awards     

Crises Control is a business continuity and recovery tool whose fundamental design is based on optimising the opportunities offered by the cloud to enhance business resilience.

Crises Control - Software as a Service

 

This is the third award in a row for Crises Control having previously won CIR Risk Management awards in 2016 and 2017.

 

The Crises Control solution makes use of the Cloud by providing cloud hosted storage and uses the software-as-a-service model to ensure that the service is always available.

Critically, the system works even when the customer's own IT networks are placed out of action or inaccessible making it especially useful for organizations without deep pockets and resources. 

The Integrated system also makes use of a cloud telecommunications platform to support global multi-channel communications.

This service provides 24/7 e-mail, SMS, voice to text, push notifications and conference calls to customers and ensures that in the event of a crisis, the message will be guaranteed to get through via one or more of the channels available.

The solution provided takes mass notification a step further with easy compliance with EU GDPR reqquirements and solutions that are flexible enough to cope with large scale deployments as well as dedicated SME packages that help smaller companies develop the business resilience their customers expect without incurring time and cost usually needed to implement world class capabilities.

If you would like to learn more Crises Control have produced some useful introductory videos to provide further help and guidance.

Crises Control Video Guidance

 


Crises Control

Click to go to Crises Control websiteAbout Crises Control 

Crises Control is an award-winning incident management platform radically different from its competitors

Crises Control is a cloud-based emergency mass notification application combined with a functional business disruption incident management platform.

It was launched in 2014, after a significant period of development, by IT managed service provider and app developer Transputec that built the platform to initially serve its own clients.

Crises Control now offers an award winning  emergency mass notification system that has a number of unique features of direct relevance to the SME market, which has so far proved largely resistant to BCM software on the grounds of resources and costs.

Features

  • Incident action plan creation, administration and hosting tools
  • Multi-channel emergency notification platform
  • Track and trace with one-touch SOS button
  • Incident task manager module and incident timeline
  • Audit logs and performance reports for post-incident review

Uniques features of Crises Control award winning mass notification system

Our USPs

  • Platform built from the user upwards, with an intuitive native mobile app
  • Ease of deployment, with a quick start, self-implementation option
  • Templates and incident library to help organisations without a BC plan
  • Simple pricing, monthly subscription option, low total cost of ownership

Our Customers

We now have a growing number of early-adopting customers on board. These are enterprises who all have a culture of seeking out the best-in-field solutions to their business problems and as result gaining an advantage over their competitors who are not so forward thinking.

The feedback we are getting from these new customers tells us that they are happy with the choice they have made. After all, we were awarded the prestigious industry title of Most Innovative Product in the Business Continuity Awards 2016.

Cyber Security Product/partnership of the year 2017

NEWSFLASH

Crises Control has won the Computing Magazines' Cloud DR & Continuity Solution of the year for 2018.  READ MORE ...

Our Team

We have brought together a small but expert team to develop, operate and market our exciting product. This includes a mixture of technology geeks who develop and operate the platform, marketers who are building our brand and reaching out to new customers and seasoned entrepreneurs who run the whole thing and plan how we will expand into a growing market.

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Five ways to cut down your business disruption

1.     Good planning begins with identifying risk. Knowing what risks you face as a business is the first step to mitigating them.

2.     Incident specific action plans help you respond more effectively. When a crisis strikes you need an action plan that you can use in real time.

3.     Ensure you have communication when you need it most. When your power is down or your network has been hacked, you must still be able to communicate.

4.     Build your supply chain resilience by including your supply partners within your crises response platform.

5.     Practice makes perfect. Test and test again, so that when you need it you are ready to respond quickly and effectively.

To assist in getting the right kind of planning in place for your organization we have produced a white paper that provides more depth on the advice provided above.   

Download our white paper

Download the Crises Control White Paper on getting started with Mass Notification

 

Cloud DR and Continuity Product of the year - 2018

 


CONTACT DETAILS

Crises Control  

Website www.crises-control.com

Phone  +44 (0) 20 8584 1385 

Email  contactus@crises-control.com

 


Mass Notification for Entertainment and Hospitality

Intelligent Notification | MIR3

The global economy relies on a vast network of transportation systems and complex logistics to keep the movement of goods and people flowing smoothly. How can Intelligent Notification help keep this remarkable system on track?

Here are just a few examples of uses for notification in transportation and logistics:

  • • A volcano forces airlines to delay departures for days; customers and staff must be notified
     
  • • A train has derailed; law enforcement and emergency response teams must be alerted and mobilized quickly
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  • • A hazardous spill threatens a neighborhood; citizens must be alerted to begin evacuations
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  • • Emergency repairs need to be made on a large truck in transit; members of a maintenance crew needs to be notified and pulled together
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  • • Airport traffic is rearranged due to foul weather; ground crews and security teams must be coordinated
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  • • Airport transportation systems fail; IT staff needs to be alerted and travelers notified of delays

How Intelligent Notification works in entertainment and hospitality

Effective notification involves more than just sending a one-way alert. You must be able to quickly determine who needs to know what, and your message must be adapted as your contacts respond. In entertainment and hospitality, messages must be informative yet discreet. Intelligent Notification technology handles these complex tasks, rapidly launching a message to groups of any size, whether in one location or spread all over the world. It uses MIR3 data management expertise and tools to pull information from various contact databases to make sure you’re always using the latest contact information.

Intelligent Notification is used by the entertainment and hospitality sector for business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR), for emergency alerting, and to keep IT systems up and running.

Intelligent Notification | MIR3


Mass Notification for Manufacturing and Supply Chain

Intelligent Notification | MIR3

Manufacturing and supply chains must focus on the customer, but also have information easily available to business partners. How can this part of the businesses world use Intelligent Notification to streamline operations and maintain a competitive edge?

Here are just a few examples uses for notification in transportation and logistics:

  • •  The credit card server of an online clothing store crashes during heavy sales; IT staff must be notified to fix it quickly
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  • •  A top toy manufacturer discovers that children are choking on a new toy; stores must be alerted and product must be recalled immediately
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  • •  A major electronics retailer is informed that a shipment has been delayed; stores must be alerted
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  • •  A chemical spill occurs in your plant; you need to notify and gather a crew of maintenance workers to clean it up fast
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  • •  Customers are waiting for news of a product release; they must be notified when the launch date slips
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  • •  Your marketing team develops a rare, limited-time offer; you want to let prestige customers know at once

How Intelligent Notification works in manufacturing and supply chains

Effective notification involves more than just sending a one-way alert. You must be able to quickly determine who needs to know what all along the chain, and your message must be adapted as your contacts respond. Intelligent Notification technology handles this complex task, rapidly launching or cascading messages to groups of any size, whether in one location or spread all over the world. MIR3 data management includes sophisticated tools to pull information from various databases to make sure you’re always using the latest contact information.

Intelligent Notification is used in manufacturing and supply chain for business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR), for emergency alerting, and to keep IT systems up and running.

Intelligent Notification | MIR3


Mass Notification for Transportation and Logistics

Intelligent Notification | MIR3

The global economy relies on a vast network of transportation systems and complex logistics to keep the movement of goods and people flowing smoothly. How can Intelligent Notification help keep these remarkable systems on track?

Here are just a few examples uses for notification in transportation and logistics:

  • • A volcano forces airlines to delay departures for days; customers and staff must be notified
  •  
  • • A train has derailed; law enforcement and emergency response teams must be alerted and mobilized quickly
  •  
  • • A hazardous spill threatens a neighborhood; citizens must be alerted to begin evacuations
  •  
  • • Emergency repairs need to be made on a large truck in transit; a maintenance crew needs to be notified and pulled together
  •  
  • • Airport traffic is rearranged due to foul weather; ground crews and security teams must be coordinated
  •  
  • • Airport transportation systems fail; IT staff needs to be alerted and travelers notified of delays

How Intelligent Notification works in transportation and logistics

Effective notification involves more than just sending a one-way alert. You must be able to quickly determine who needs to know what, and your message must be adapted as your contacts respond. Intelligent Notification technology handles this complex task, rapidly launching a message to groups of any size, whether in one location or spread all over the world. It uses MIR3 data management expertise and tools to pull information from various contact databases to make sure you’re always using the latest contact information.

Intelligent Notification is used by the transportation and logistics sector for business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR), for emergency alerting, and to keep IT systems up and running.

Intelligent Notification | MIR3


Mass Notification for Government

Intelligent Notification | MIR3

Government agencies have enormous responsibilities to protect citizens, and wise use of mass notification tools can help keep lines of communication open no matter what transpires. How are some government agencies using Intelligent Notification to protect resources, save lives and meet regulations?

Here are just a few examples of notification in action for government agencies:

  • •  Large wildfires rage out of control across four counties; the state must alert and mobilize dispersed firefighters
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  • •  A bomb threat is called into a city center; emergency services must act quickly to evacuate and protect citizens
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  • •  A dam threatens to burst; thousands must be notified and a large area must be quickly and efficiently evacuated
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  • •  A chemical manufacturing plant suffers a hazardous waste spill; nearby residents must be alerted
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  • •  An infectious disease is spreading; citizens must be alerted to take precautions and seek help if infected
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  • •  A prisoner has escaped; townspeople are alerted and deputized, and the perpetrator is apprehended

How Intelligent Notification works in government

Effective notification involves more than just sending a one-way alert. You must be able to quickly determine who needs to know what, and your message must be adapted as your contacts respond. Intelligent Notification technology handles this complex task, rapidly launching a message to agencies and other groups of any size, whether in one location or spread all over the world. It uses MIR3 data management expertise and tools to pull information from various contact databases to make sure you’re always using the latest contact information.

Intelligent Notification is used by government agencies for business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR), for emergency alerting, and to keep IT departments up and running.

Intelligent Notification | MIR3


Mass Notification for Information Technology

Intelligent Notification | MIR3

Every moment of system lag or downtime has an impact on your bottom line. How do IT organizations around the world using IT alerting to keep systems running smoothly?

Here are just a few examples of notification use in ITSM:

  • •  The network goes down over a holiday weekend; on-call IT staff must be quickly alerted and mobilized to fix the situation
  • •  A manufacturer of sensitive equipment is suffering a heat wave; experts need to join a call to discuss amelioration plans
  • •  A large tech company is having problems tracking help desk tickets through to completion; they need a reliable feedback system
  • •  An IT manager suspects that the staff has been slacking on the job; he needs a way to track workload and make staff accountable
  • •  The website behind a large electronic retailer goes down; an IT team must be alerted and assembled to resolve the problem
  • •  Managers are clogging inboxes with too many messages; notifications need to be filtered to relevant staff only

How Intelligent Notification works in IT

Effective notification involves more than just sending a one-way alert. You must be able to quickly determine which IT staff needs to know what, and your message must be adapted as your contacts respond. Intelligent Notification technology handles this complex task, rapidly launching a message to groups of any size, whether in one location or spread all over the world. It uses MIR3 data management expertise and tools to pull information from various contact databases to make sure you’re always using the latest contact information.

Intelligent Notification is used by IT departments around the world to help meet SLAs, for emergency alerting, and to keep systems up and running.

Download the White Paper

Read the Data Sheet for the energy and utilities sectors

Intelligent Notification | MIR3


Mass Notification for Education

Intelligent Notification | MIR3

Schools and campuses carry a singular burden of responsibility in protecting the lives of students, staff, faculty and visitors. How are schools, colleges and universities using Intelligent Notification to effectively communicate with what is often a very mobile community?

Here are just a few examples of notification in action in education:

  • •  A bomb threat is called into a college dormitory; emergency services must act quickly to protect students
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  • •  A chemical spill takes place on the edge of campus; students must be notified to evacuate a large area quickly
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  • •  An infectious disease breaks out; students must be alerted to take precautions and seek help if infected
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  • •  The campus office gets a call about a suspicious character lurking near the dorms; security must be directed to that location
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  • •  Passwords are increasingly being lost; students need a way to retrieve and reset them from wherever they are
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  • •  One college has five campuses; they must have a way to reach students or staff at all locations by phone, cell, email or SMS
  • How Intelligent Notification works in education

Effective notification involves more than just sending a one-way alert. You must be able to quickly determine who needs to know what, whether that includes students, staff, faculty or others, and your message must be adapted as your contacts respond. Intelligent Notification handles this complex task, rapidly launching a message to groups of any size, whether in one location or spread all over a large campus. It uses MIR3 data management expertise and tools to pull information from various contact databases to make sure you’re always using the latest contact information.

Intelligent Notification is used by educational institutions for business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR), for emergency alerting, and to keep IT systems up and running.

Download ten tips for notification for the Energy and Utilities sector

Read the Data Sheet for the energy and utilities sectors

Intelligent Notification | MIR3


Mass Notification for Healthcare

Intelligent Notification | MIR3

The field of healthcare is broad, covering pharmaceuticals, equipment, hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, research centers and much more. How is healthcare using Intelligent Notification to keep this huge system working at all levels?

Here are just a few examples of notification in action in healthcare:

  • •  A large HMO has changes to billing codes and procedure guidelines; providers must be notified at once
     
  • •  A clinic is faced with a sudden infectious disease outbreak; they must tap into their network for additional vaccine supplies
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  • •  A pharmacy chain is struggling against tough competition; business processes must be streamlined to maintain their edge
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  • •  The health department gets reports of a highly contagious disease; action must be taken quickly to prevent transmission
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  • •  An earthquake strikes and thousands are injured; local hospitals must quickly notify staff to deal with the influx of patients
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  • •  A major disaster overwhelms a large hospital; they need an immediate bed, staff and supply count to respond quickly

How Intelligent Notification works in healthcare

Effective notification involves more than just sending a one-way alert. You must be able to quickly determine who needs to know what, and your message must be adapted as your contacts respond. Intelligent Notification technology handles this complex task, rapidly launching a message to healthcare groups of any size, whether in one location or spread all over the world. It uses MIR3 data management expertise and tools to pull information from various contact databases to make sure you’re always using the latest contact information.

Intelligent Notification is used by healthcare facilities for business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR), for emergency alerting, and to keep IT systems up and running.

Download ten tips for notification for the Energy and Utilities sector

Read the Data Sheet for the Healthcare sector

Intelligent Notification | MIR3


Mass Notification for Energy

Intelligent Notification | MIR3

The world has never been as focused on the acquisition and management of energy resources as it is today. How are energy suppliers using Intelligent Notification to ensure safety, security, and continuity to their operations?

Here are just a few examples of notification in action in the energy sector:

  • •  A power company prepares to conduct maintenance; customers must be alerted of impending outages
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  • •  A Gulf Coast refinery is threatened by a hurricane; employees in many locations must be alerted and directed
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  • •  A gas distributor experiences pipeline failure; cleanup and repair crews must be notified and mobilized quickly
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  • •  A chemical manufacturing plant suffers a hazardous waste spill; nearby residents must be alerted
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  • •  An energy company is about to migrate over to a new networking system; employees must be kept up to date
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  • • An earthquake strikes; an energy company needs to check in with employees at various plants to assess damages

How Intelligent Notification works in the energy sector

Effective notification involves more than just sending a one-way alert. You must be able to quickly determine who needs to know what, and your message must be adapted as people respond. Intelligent Notification technology handles this complex task, rapidly launching a message to groups of any size, whether in one location or spread all over a job site or even the world. It uses MIR3 data management expertise and tools to pull information from various contact databases to make sure you’re always using the latest contact information.

Intelligent Notification is used in the energy sector in times of severe weather and other emergencies for business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR), for emergency alerting, and to keep IT systems up and running.
 

Download ten tips for notification for the Energy and Utilities sector

Read the Data Sheet for the energy and utilities sectors

Intelligent Notification | MIR3


Mass Notification for Financial Services

Intelligent Notification | MIR3

Financial institutions are subject to stringent regulations and rules of transparency. How do such institutions use Intelligent Notification to communicate effectively while scrupulously guarding the privacy of clients?

Here are just a few examples of notification in action for finance:

A savings and loan institution suffers a power outage and systems are down; IT personnel must be alerted and mobilized immediately

A construction crew cuts the fiber optic cable to a credit union; extra staff must be notified to come in and manually tend to customers

The CSO of a large bank receives information that effects company policy; key decision makers must be called together quickly

A bank’s website experiences a breach and data may have been compromised; IT must be notified to prevent further security breaches

A large bank needs to notify people in their call center; security is rock-solid so phone and email is restricted

An opportunity is presented in the stock market; potential investors must be alerted to take full advantage

How Intelligent Notificationworks in finance

Effective notification involves more than just sending a one-way alert. You must be able to quickly determine who needs to know what, and your message must be adapted as your contacts respond, all while maintaining strict security. Intelligent Notification technology handles this complex task, rapidly launching a message to groups of any size, whether in one location or spread all over the world. It uses MIR3 data management expertise and tools to pull information from various contact databases to make sure you’re always using the latest contact information.

Intelligent Notification is used by financial institutions for business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR), for emergency alerting, and by IT departments to keep systems up and running.

MIR3, Inc. is the leading developer of Intelligent Notification and response software, helping organizations enhance communication, protect assets and increase efficiency.

Download Data sheet for mass notification in the Finance sector

Intelligent Notification | MIR3


Business Continuity Planning from a Healthcare perspective - Webinar

 
You can replay the MIR3 Webinar that looks at the special considerations and challenges for Business Continuity that need to be addressed within Healthcare organisations.
 

MIR3 event to help with Hurricane preparations

 
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.

How Mass Notification has evolved

submitted article 
 
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. 
 
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