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More organizations than ever before are using an emergency notification system (ENS) according to the Business Continuity Institute’s 2019 Emergency Communications Report. Use of emergency notification systems has increased by 10 percent compared to last year : 6 out of 10 organizations have implemented such a solution, found a survey which was conducted for the report.

650 respondents from all over the world took part in the survey conducted by the Business Continuity Institute, and supported by F24.

Companies and organizations, who adopt ENS are able to initiate their emergency communications plans and escalate information to their top management more quickly than those who don't, the survey found: while only about half of organizations without an ENS are able to initiate their plans within an hour, three out of four organizations using an ENS are able to achieve this target.

IoT devices enable faster communications

Besides emergency communications systems the figures also point out that the use of IoT devices is also able to speed-up the communications processes significantly. 88 percent of organizations that employ IoT devices can activate their emergency communications within one hour, while only 76 percent of organizations, who don't use IoT devices, are able to do so.

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