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The Sum of All Parts: Government Crisis Communication for a Unified Response

On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump will officially be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. To call the announcement – and Trump himself – polarizing is putting it lightly. No President-elect in recent memory has generated as much controversy as the former businessman, and security at the ceremony is expected to be incredibly tight to account for number of potential ...

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Three Steps to Avoid Getting Burned by Spills, Fires, & More at Your Oil & Gas Facilities

In 2005, a refinery explosion in Texas City killed 15 people and injured 180 others. In 2010, a well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 and spilled millions of gallons of oil. In 2015, an Azeri oil platform caught fire in the Caspian Sea, killing an estimated 30 workers.

Employees in the oil & gas field deal with hazardous, highly-volatile materials on a frequent basis. When ...

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No Pain, All Gain: Five Tips for Preventing Workplace Injuries at Your Oil & Gas Facilities

In most careers, a workplace injury might leave you with a nasty sprain or a few bruises. In the case of an oil rig or remote processing plant, there's a good chance it will be fatal. This is, after all, an industry where employees deal with toxic chemicals, heavy machinery, dangerous heights, and a host of other hazards on a daily basis.

Excepting a few rare cases, such accidents are ...

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Oded Shekel, VP Product Management
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A Unified Approach to Saving Lives

Iztapalapa, Mexico Landslide Case Study

Communities at high risk for natural disasters are constantly looking for ways to ensure they are prepared if and when disaster strikes. In the case of Iztapalapa Mexico danger from landslides and other seismic activity they were looking for a way to unify their emergency mass notification systems (EMNS).

Iztapalapa Civil Defense deployed AtHoc's ...

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Guy Miasnik, AtHoc President and CEO
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Happy Holidays from your friends at AtHoc

Happy Holidays from your friends at AtHoc

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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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