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Enhanced effectiveness and expanded user capabilities: what's new in WebEOC 8.5?

Posted by Caitlin McDougall on 09-Jul-2018 13:27:58

WebEOC 8.5 is now available and there's some fantastic new improvements and additions. Based on customer feedback, this release enhances the effectiveness of WebEOC with features that improve system tools and expand user capabilities.

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Topics: Crisis Communications, Emergency Management, Incident Management, Incident Management Software, WebEOC

There's some exciting Whispir product updates on the way...

Posted by Caitlin McDougall on 26-Jun-2018 11:28:33

Whispir have announced that major product updates are on the way - as of Friday, 29 June there will be a number of enhancements added to the user interface, making it easier to navigate and plan communications. On top of that, there's also the addition of powerful new messaging capabilities and a clever new Template Studio components.

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Topics: Crisis Communications, Whispir, Emergency Management, Appiture°, Incident Management, Incident Management Software, Updates

Communication nation: When crisis hits, technology is your greatest ally.

Posted by Caitlin McDougall on 30-May-2018 12:22:19

2016 was the hottest year on record, globally, and the World Meteorological Organisation forecasts that severe weather events will continue to worsen as climate change intensifies.

Heatwaves, drought, bushfires, extreme rainfall, the potential for higher-impact tropical cyclones, increased coastal flooding, damage to council-owned assets, roads, footpaths, parks and tree reserves are all likely impacts of weather-related events on local communities.

Storm impacts can be catastrophic for people, property and the overall economy.

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Topics: Crisis Communications, Whispir, Appiture°, Incident Management, Incident Management Software

8 tips for for better communicating and engaging with your community.

Posted by Caitlin McDougall on 08-May-2018 10:08:00

As the nerve centre of every community, local governments are responsible for sharing a wide range of information every day, from public safety, to community announcements and promotions, and routine council business.

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Topics: Crisis Communications, Whispir, Appiture°, Incident Management, Incident Management Software

Why every emergency management team should be conducting After-Action Reviews.

Posted by Caitlin McDougall on 04-Apr-2018 07:24:00

At one of the more recent WebEOC User Forums, one of our keynote speakers - an ex-test pilot - emphasised the huge importance of performing after-action reviews (AAR).

Whether it's a test flight, a training exercise, or a response to an actual crisis, AARs are indispensable tools in any organisation's constant pursuit of improved performance and efficiency.

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Topics: Emergency Management, Incident Management, Incident Management Software, WebEOC

Here's how automated rich communications can create effective local government coordination with crisis responders.

Posted by Caitlin McDougall on 20-Mar-2018 10:02:00

Local government has always held a critical role in coordinating the preparation, response and recovery efforts for local area emergency management, including:

  • Maintaining critical business services, systems and local infrastructure before and after an incident;
  • Supporting emergency response agencies; and
  • Initiating community recovery services after a crisis event.
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Topics: Whispir, Emergency Management, Incident Management, Crisis Communications

New Year, New WebEOC: Here's how you can maximise your WebEOC instance in 2018.

Posted by Caitlin McDougall on 29-Jan-2018 10:14:00

2018 is well and truly upon us and the start of a new year is always a good time to examine the state of your Crisis Information Management Software (CIMS). It's important to determine how to elevate your system and use the tools and capabilities available.

For the WebEOC users out there, this article highlights five questions for you to think about in order to help you maximise your organisation's use of WebEOC in 2018.

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Topics: WebEOC, Emergency Management, Incident Management, Incident Management Software

WebEOC 8.4 is here! Check out the enhancements and additions that we're excited about...

Posted by Caitlin McDougall on 15-Dec-2017 11:37:01

Intermedix released WebEOC 8.4 on Wednesday and it's got a number of exciting improvements and additions that are going to benefit both users and administrators in a big way.

And those of you with the Dashboard, Board Data Manager, and Maps Add-ons are in for a treat with a whole assortment of improvements and new things.

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Topics: WebEOC, Emergency Management, Incident Management, Incident Management Software

4 Key Reasons New Zealand and Australian Tertiary Institutions Need a Web-based Incident Management Tool.

Posted by Caitlin McDougall on 18-Jul-2017 08:19:00

It goes without saying that most, if not all, New Zealand and Australian tertiary institutions have emergency management plans in place. And it’s highly likely that these plans - vital plans that communicate the processes and procedures to be followed in the event of a crisis or large ­scale emergency - are produced in document, or paper form.

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Topics: Emergency Management, Incident Management, Incident Management Software

Take your Emergency Management Efforts to the Next Level with These WebEOC Add-ons.

Posted by Caitlin McDougall on 30-May-2017 08:00:00

WebEOC - it's a beautiful thing. Over nearly two decades, it has evolved and developed to enable organisations to meet their emergency management needs, from woe to go. With its ability to be fully customised, seamlessly integrated with other systems, and easily scaled up or down, WebEOC caters to any organisations' requirements, regardless of size, location, or utilisation. And on top of that, it also offers a number of add-ons that can help take your emergency management efforts to the next level.

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Topics: Emergency Management, Incident Management, Incident Management Software, WebEOC

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