Enhancing Mobility, Call Throttling and Smart GIS

When disaster strikes, communication is essential The sky turns dark and the wind picks up. As the overnight staff prepares to leave, the power cuts out. The computer system with access to the emergency notification system doesn’t respond, and reports of road-blocking floods come across mobile devices, the only remaining internet access. These first moments […]

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Mobility at DRJ Spring 2012

This winter we saw the release of Everbridge Mobile Aware™ app for iOS™, Android™ and Blackberry™ devices, a bandwidth-sipping version of our Emergency Notification solution optimized for mobile connectivity. This was a hot topic at DRJ’s Spring World 2012, where many participants stopped by our booth for a look at the future of Emergency Notification […]

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Everbridge Recognized as a Leader in Leading Analyst Firm’s Magic Quadrant for Emergency / Mass Notification

We are thrilled to announced that Gartner, Inc. has positioned Everbridge as a “Leader” in the 2012 Magic Quadrant for U.S. Emergency/Mass Notification Services report(1). Within the report, Gartner identifies major market trends that are impacting the overall Emergency Notification market, including overall platform capacity, ease-of-use, speed, reliability of broadcast delivery and secure data center […]

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Walla Walla County teams with Everbridge for advanced mobile capabilities

We are thrilled to be teaming with Walla Walla County to provide them with the industry’s most advanced incident notification system, backed by the first elastic infrastructure model. Walla Walla County officials will be among the first to use Everbridge Aware™ along with Everbridge Mobile Aware™ for advanced mobile connectivity. After seeing the success of […]

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Preparing for a tsunami with Everbridge

Early last month, Angell Job Corps Center in Lincoln County OR, along with County Emergency Management and Seal Rock CERT groups tested the Everbridge system in a distant-tsunami scenario. In the early morning, the Lincoln County Emergency Management team initiated their Alert Notification System, powered by Everbridge which sent a “drill message” to 136 phones […]

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Chicopee, MA Tests Everbridge Aware Backed By Industry’s First Elastic Infrastructure

Chicopee, MA officials recently tested their Everbridge Aware system, backed by the industry’s first elastic infrastructure model. This was the first city-wide test of the solution, which delivered the performance speed required by city officials.  The City of Chicopee recently selected Everbridge Aware to provide reliable emergency and incident notifications to its residents. City officials […]

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Keeping York County first responders up and running during critical 911 paging system failure

Last month Everbridge successfully managed an incident in York County, PA involving a failure of their third-party 911 paging system. With a recent capacity increase of 200% and the introduction of the industry’s first elastic infrastructure model that can reach near infinite scale, we were able to quickly and efficiently alert key officials of the 911 […]

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Everbridge introduces a new technology infrastructure to power clients’ notification delivery

At Everbridge, we continually strive to develop the most innovative  and reliable technology to meet and exceed our client’s’ notification expectations and needs. So we’re excited to announce the launch of our next generation incident communication infrastructure, which we call the Elastic Infrastructure Model. It is the industry’s first and only elastic infrastructure model capable […]

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Everbridge increases its dedicated capacity by 200% in response to client growth

We are pleased to announce a major infrastructure expansion for our clients that feature a doubling of dedicated capacity with the addition of calling resources, and the use of advanced telephony optimization to support the company’s dramatic growth in 2011. We also announced the industry’s first “elastic infrastructure model,” which we will offer more details […]

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Ashe County selects Everbridge As Their New Emergency Notification Provider

Everbridge, the world’s recognized leader in emergency and incident notification solutions, announced that Ashe County has selected Everbridge to offer emergency and incident notification alerts to its residents. The county is using Everbridge to replace its previous CodeRED system. The Everbridge Aware system is a welcome change to Ashe Country, North Carolina, whose previous system “did […]

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EVERBRIDGE DELIVERS DEDICATED CAPACITY INCREASE OF 200%

Company’s Technology Investment Provides Near Infinite Scale to Growing Customer Base Los Angeles, CA – December 21, 2011 — Everbridge, Inc., the world’s recognized leader in emergency and incident notification solutions, today announced a major infrastructure expansion that includes a doubling of dedicated capacity and a new elastic infrastructure model. These investments will significantly increase […]

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Emergency Notifications Keep Virginia Tech Campus Informed During Crisis

Yesterday at Virginia Tech University, students were informed there was a gunman on campus just minutes after the police were called. Using Everbridge’s cutting-edge technology, which powers the “VT Alert” system, students and employees received the emergency notification at 12:36pm, just six minutes after a report came in to local law enforcement reporting a suspect […]

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Everbridge acquires technology innovator CloudFloor

Today brings exciting news for Everbridge! As of today, Everbridge has officially acquired the innovative cloud solutions company CloudFloor. This Boston-based technology company has pioneered the cloud management solutions market and developed tools that allow enterprises to manage and optimize their cloud infrastructures. “This acquisition is the first in Everbridge’s ten-year history, so it naturally […]

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Everbridge Executive to Participate On Crisis Communication Panel Discussing New Challenges Facing Incident Notification Practices

Best Practices and Industry Challenges Shared at International Crisis & Risk Communication Conference LOS ANGELES, CA – May 5, 2011 –Everbridge, the world’s recognized leader in incident notification systems, today announced that Marc Ladin, Chief Marketing Officer, will be presenting at the 2011 International Crisis & Risk Communication Conference in Orlando, Florida on May 10-11, […]

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Texas Wildfires: The Unexpected Path of Emergencies

Vivid photos from the Texas wildfires are reinforcing just how unexpected and overwhelming the effects of natural disasters can be. Similar to Japan’s recent devastation, the wildfires are creating destruction across a vast geographic area while taking unexpected turns in every direction. As dry brush poses large risks for cities and towns, the need for […]

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Virginia Tech and Everbridge Renew Commitment to Campus Safety and Security

LOS ANGELES, CA – Feb 09, 2010 – Everbridge (www.everbridge.com), the world’s recognized leader in incident notification systems, today announced that Virginia Tech has renewed its three-year commitment to utilizing Everbridge Aware® to provide highly-reliable and secure notification services for its VT Alerts system.   After the tragic events of April 16, 2007, Virginia Tech […]

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The Uptime Myth

In some companies from time to time, sales folks can exaggerate about the realities of their system to make a sale. We’re going to take a look at some of these myths over the next few weeks and check them with facts. Here’s a common one: Myth: “We have 100% uptime” Reality: All systems require […]

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New Year, New Resolve to be Ready

January 1st each year gives us the opportunity to reflect and reinforce our convictions in being prepared to “expect the unexpected.” To support this resolve we recommend the following resolutions: 1. Practice, Practice, Practice Challenge your teams in the process and methods for responding to emergencies. When crisis hits our cognitive abilities can fall to […]

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What Did We Learn from Katrina?

It’s hard to believe five years have passed since Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc on New Orleans, especially when we still see the scars of the disaster on the city and its people. 2005 was a year marked by hurricanes, tsunamis, bombings, wildfires, mudslides, earthquakes, and an avian flu pandemic scare. Hearts were heavy as we […]

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Three Ways to Prevent Rumors

Rumors are nasty, pervasive creepy-crawlies that can infiltrate public opinion and undermine your organization in ways you never imagined if left to fester unchecked. What to do? Head rumors off at the pass whenever possible. In this short video, crisis communication expert Dr. Robert Chandler gives us three tips for preventing rumors from occurring. Stay […]

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Are We Overconfident? – Part 4

Have you ever relied on someone or something when in hindsight you shouldn’t have? Did you make decisions or do something you normally wouldn’t have done because you thought you were covered? Whether in a personal or business context, it’s happened to all of us at some point. The first three parts of this series […]

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Are We Overconfident? – Part 3

Let’s review what we know so far: 1. Sometimes we take more risks if we have a safety net than if we didn’t. As a result, we break even. (See Part 1.) 2. Incident notification systems reduce the risk of communication breakdowns in an emergency, but if we over-rely on the technology without doing due […]

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Are We Overconfident? – Part 2

In Are We Overconfident? – Part 1, we applied the theory of risk homeostasis to business continuity and public safety. Risk homeostasis is the idea that as we put in place measures to mitigate risk, we tend to take more risks in other areas, thereby negating any gains in risk reduction. We debunked the first […]

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Are We Overconfident? – Part 1

Overconfidence has led to many a downfall: Tony Hayward was overly optimistic about BP’s timeline for containing the oil spill, New Orleans overestimated its levees, and home buyers nationwide took out loans for more house than they could afford. It won’t happen to us, right? We’re all in the business of reducing risk. We know […]

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How Soccer Could Put Your Organization in Jeopardy

We all plan for region-specific emergencies, such as hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, and storms. And incidents like power outages, flooding, and pandemics are no-brainers. But what happens when seemingly innocuous events put unexpected strain on your organization, impacting networks and productivity? That’s just what happened with the recent, month-long World Cup festivities. According to a corporate […]

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All Together Now

The State of Connecticut is the first state in the nation to have a statewide emergency notification system. Congratulations to Connecticut on being an ENS pioneer! One thing mentioned repeatedly in the news conference is an appeal to citizens to make sure to sign up for the new CT Alert system. It’s important to note […]

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Communicating in the Middle

For most emergency managers, it’s usually much easier to plan for what to do the moment a disaster strikes than it is to plan for ongoing communications or the aftermath. And while it is critical to map out your response and communication plans for letting people know about a critical incident and what actions to […]

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Segment now, or confuse later?

Nobody likes to be called John when your name is Mike. And “hey you” is far too impersonal to inspire action. So why would emergency communicators talk to everyone the same way and expect great results? One of the core capabilities of an incident notification system is distributing one message to a large audience (so […]

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Beating the Clock During a Heart Attack

You know that notification solutions are important tools in the fight to get information out. But have you heard of one that also helps save lives? Check out this case study detailing how Promise Regional Medical Center – Hutchinson uses Everbridge Aware to help them gather the medical staff needed (from emergency room personnel to […]

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Lights, Camera, Notification System!

The Village of Schaumburg, IL, created a YouTube video to let their citizens know about their notification system. What a great way to publicize their new solution! The town of South Windsor, CT, also created an Oscar-worthy video on YouTube to introduce their implementation of the Everbridge Aware solution. Using social media (in this case, […]

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Two Earthquakes, Different Communication

Saturday, February 27, Chile was hit by an 8.8-magnitude earthquake. Offshore aftershock quakes in Chile have been recorded in the last 24 hours with a magnitude up to 6.1 (USGS, March 4). Hundreds are reported dead. The world was recently galvanized to record donation levels by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti on January 12, […]

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The Internet and Availability

According to CNN, the FCC released its National Broadband Plan which seeks to give 90 percent of Americans access to affordable, high-speed internet by 2020. A focus of this measure is to get subsidized service into poor and rural areas. Will this help with emergencies in those areas? One would think so – in a […]

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Earthquakes on the East Coast?

As reported by CNN, a 3.8 magnitude earthquake shook northern Illinois early today, surprising many residents. According to the US Geological Survey, earthquakes pose “a significant risk to 75 million Americans in 39 states”. This is the type of natural disaster that is probably largely ignored on the East Coast in terms of business continuity/disaster […]

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