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Trends in Emergency Notification Systems (Infographic)

Public sector employees say a multi-faceted emergency communication plan will best serve their constituents.

Technologies intended to aid in disaster communications are on the rise, and a new infographic from GovDelivery puts the latest trends in perspective. A recent survey of more than 200 public sector employees reveals that many are unsatisfied with current methods of communication with the public in the event of an emergency.

Survey participants indicated a need to respond to constituent communication preferences by providing information in multiple formats -- voice, email, text and social media. Mobile devices factor heavily into public sector emergency communications plans, with agencies expressing a preference for a single platform that can deliver critical data quickly across all mediums.
 

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Noelle Knell has been the editor of Government Technology magazine for e.Republic since 2015. She has more than two decades of writing and editing experience, covering public projects, transportation, business and technology. A California native, she has worked in both state and local government, and is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, with majors in political science and American history. She can be reached via email and on Twitter.