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AtHoc Crisis Communication from a User Perspective

Here in Dane County, WI, we are best known for our state capital city of Madison and the main campus of the University of Wisconsin. We are responsible for a wide geographic area and about 520,000 people. In our county, we also have small cities, small towns, and very rural areas.

Dane County is growing very rapidly. That puts a premium on building a crisis communication system that is ...

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Marty Beard | Chief Operating Officer at BlackBerry
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Spreading the Word About BlackBerry’s Software Pivot

What do today's connected cars, life-critical drug infusion pumps, utility systems that deliver the water you drink and shower with, and emergency communication systems have in common? They are all powered and protected by BlackBerry software.

BlackBerry has a long history dedicated to protecting and connecting the world. With our software pivot, we are now better-oriented for the task than ...

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Alerting and Crisis Communication in Australia

As with many things, we see crisis communication a little differently here in Australia. In North America and Europe, the focus often centers on active shooter incidents, potential terrorist attacks, and natural disasters. Those are very important elements to control anywhere in the world. The risk is focusing on these issues to the detriment of other critical threats to businesses, or ...

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Guy Miasnik, AtHoc President and CEO
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In a Dangerous World, the Right Mobile Security Platform is Key to Keeping Us Safe

Imagine that an active shooter is on a college campus, holding several people hostage. Escaped individuals are posting tweets and Facebook messages from their smartphones as TV news vans descend upon the scene. News and rumors are already spreading like wildfire, as is a sense of panic that threatens to burst out of control.

This unfortunately-all-too-real scenario demonstrates how ...

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Dagobert Lévy – South EMEA Enterprise Sales Director
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AtHoc Crisis Communications Software Wins Cybersecurity Award

AtHoc, BlackBerry's crisis communications software, was named one of the top three cybersecurity/collaboration solutions by France's Trophées de la Sécurité.

Now in its eleventh year, the Trophées de la Sécurité was created to recognize the best security and safety innovations in France, but also to open the debate around the strategic security challenges in a constantly evolving ...

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How Crisis Communication Helps Courts Operate More Efficiently

Courthouses and judicial facilities need crisis communication and emergency alerting capabilities like any other enterprise. These entities face the same notification and emergency response challenges, such as:

  • Early closure or cancellation, and a need to inform people of severe weather conditions or to clear time for the Court due to unexpected demands
  • Notification of
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Harnessing the Ultimate Potential of Secure Mobile Technology

Advances in mobile technology are making it easier for government workers to be more efficient and productive, and deliver more advantages to their colleagues and citizens who need their services.

The owners of homes and businesses destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, for example, were able to get faster responses to their claims from the Federal Emergency Management Agency than would have ...

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John Linstrom, Community Engagement Manager
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New York’s Surprising Mass Alert - The Future of Crisis Communication?

The digital manhunt for the suspect in the mid-September 2016 Chelsea district bombings in New York illustrates both the promise and challenges of advanced crisis communication and emergency alerting.

New York City, State, and Federal agencies investigating the attacks moved rapidly to reach out to the public, using a variety of means. The result was that almost anyone at risk had the ...

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David Kleidermacher
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BlackBerry Software is our Business

We're so excited to share that Gartner just gave BlackBerry the highest score in 6 out of 6 use cases in its "Critical Capabilities for High-Security Mobility Management" report, which provides vital guidance to help companies select vendors that offer enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions.

Out of 19 leading software vendors, Gartner gave BlackBerry the:

– Highest score in ...

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Adrian Szwarcburg, Director of Alliances and Channel Sales
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Critical Communication: What You Can Learn from Australia A Southern Perspective on Emergency Preparedness

Crisis communication knows no borders. Everyone, no matter where in the world they are located, needs the ability to receive essential information through trusted and reliable channels whenever lives and property are potentially at risk.

That is one of the advantages that come with being part of the Blackberry software family. It gives ...

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