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SUNY Schenectady
Dean of Student Affairs
Martha Asselin

"Regroup is a great tool for communicating in the event of a campus crisis. It ensures business continuity should we need to close due to an emergency. I am very impressed!"

University of Alabama
Associate Registrar
Denny Savage

Hinds Community College
CIO
Russell Wood

Southeast Community College
Assistant Campus Director
Paula Young

York Technical College
Director of Info. Services
Ron Scott

Mass Notification & Emergency Management Blog

The Power of a Hashtag: Using Social Media During Emergency Response Efforts

Posted on Jan 30, 2015 in Emergency & Mass Notification Best Practices, Emergency Management, Social Media

    An article in Emergency Magazine illustrates the power of the hashtag for spreading an alert about a critical situation. When a mudslide closed State Road 530 in Oso, Washington last March 22nd, county officials needed to notify the public and media as quickly as possible. Bronlea Mishler, Deputy Director of Communications for Snohomish County, took advantage of the most readily available form of mass communication – Twitter. She created a short, easily remembered title for the message, inserted a hashtag in front of it and...

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Timely New White Paper Provides Best Practices for Communicating During Severe Winter Weather

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 in Emergency & Mass Notification Best Practices, Emergency Management, Regroup News

  Regroup has published an informative new white paper: “Weathering the Storm: Communicating During Severe Winter Weather.” This very timely paper shares best practices for enhancing public safety and maintaining business continuity during disruptive winter storms. Barely a month into the 2014-2015 winter season and the US has already experienced its tenth major storm. Winter Storm Juno brought heavy snow accumulations, high winds and coastal flooding to locations from Long Island to New England. With two months of winter still...

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How Automated IT Alerting Can Boost Business Continuity

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 in Emergency & Mass Notification Best Practices, Emergency Management, Mass Notification & Emergency Management Blog

Security breaches. Downed servers. Network failures. IT incidents can happen at a moment’s notice and if they’re not quickly resolved, continuity of operations will be disrupted: leading to lost productivity, frustrated customers and financial losses. Regroup’s Automated IT Alerting ensures the fastest possible response time to critical issues and reduces the margin for human error that could lead to system downtime in the first place. In a study conducted by Acronis and the Ponemon Institute about the state of disaster preparedness...

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Regroup’s Mass Notification System Adds Geo-Targeting, Polling and IT Alerting

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 in Regroup News

Furthering our commitment to deliver innovative communications technology designed to meet our clients’ evolving needs, Regroup has released several new system enhancements. “Regroup’s industry-leading features ensure our clients are the best-equipped to handle any challenges they face in emergency communication, business continuity and daily operations.” Joe Dipasquale, CEO of Regroup Key system enhancements to the Regroup platform include: Geo-Targeting: Users now have the ability to quickly and easily reach recipients based on...

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Lessons Learned From a School Lockdown Emphasizes Importance of Parent Notification Systems

Posted on Jan 8, 2015 in Campus Safety Insights, Mass Notification & Emergency Management Blog

A school’s failure to utilize their emergency notification system resulted in a potentially dangerous situation for some Northern California parents and their children. School administrators, upon hearing of an early morning high speed police pursuit in their area, decided a lockdown was in the best interest of their students. However, no alert of the lockdown was sent to the parents when the lockdown was put in place. The only alert they received was later in the morning when the lockdown was over and the suspects had been apprehended. The...

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