Friday, March 9, 2012

Admit it, you're still using "Call Trees" for emergency notifications!

Call trees are fine when you have less than 100 employees. A little clunky and not very fast -- but still, the inevitable awkwardness imposed by the call tree approach can be smoothed over pretty quickly.

But in world of Internet communications, we can do better!

We recommend a tiered approach that uses text messaging to push notifications from the decision-makers (Tier 1) to the notifiers (Tier 2). We also suggest that your notification lists be in a platform independent format.

Meaning, your notification system is not locked into a single platform, system or technology.