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Callmy continues to grow with more new clients

The present security situation is driving demand for Callmy Alert, as an effective solution to support emergency communication.

In the last quarter organisations like Nasdaq, Derby Hospitals NHS Trust and Hertfordshire County Council have all adopted the service, demonstrating Callmy’s broad market appeal and exceptional value for money.

When it comes to crisis communication, particularly for organisations with a high degree of mobility, Callmy Alert delivers the required feature set and ease of use that emergency situations demand. Customers are also benefiting from value added services, such as Callmy Alert SOS and are integrating Callmy with other technologies to support their IoT strategies.

“It is vital we deliver a cost effective and evergreen service for our clients”, commented Tony Watson, Director at Callmy Ltd, “we are delighted to have experienced another quarter of strong growth and are excited to be working with such world class organisations”.

Queen Mary University London choose Callmy

We are delighted to announce that Queen Mary University of London have chosen to deploy Callmy.

Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK’s leading research-focused higher education institutions. With 21.187 students, 4,000 staff and an annual turnover of £400m

QMUL teach and research across a wide range of subjects in the humanities, social sciences, law, medicine and dentistry, and science and engineering. Based in a creative and culturally diverse area of east London for over 130 years – the main site in Mile End is one of the largest self-contained residential campuses in the capital.

Queen Mary is one of the 24 leading UK universities represented by the Russell Group, that are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and business experience, excellent graduate employability and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.

The University is deploying Callmy to help support student safety and campus security, spanning their five key sites across London.

Event News – AUCSO 2017 Exhibition & Confrence

stad_Gent1-e1433169985299Callmy are a Gold Sponsor of the AUCSO 2017 Exhibition and Conference.

AUCSO is the primary association for Security Professionals working in Universities, Colleges and Institutions of Higher and Further Education in the UK and Europe.

Callmy will be previewing some exciting new developments, which include services to help Universities locate their users whilst working overseas and a new personal SOS feature.

The event will be held on the 4-6 April 2017 at The University of Gent, Belgium.

UEA & The University of Birmingham choose Callmy

UEA_NEW_BRAND_MagentaBirmingham_logo.svgAs the academic year draws to a close, the Higher Education sector is now starting to consider how they can continue to provide a secure environment for their communities. Effective communications are central to their plans and both the University of East Anglia and The University of Birmingham have chosen to deploy Callmy. UEA are using Callmy to support their campus security operations and The University of Birmingham are rolling out to their entire University estate, which spans some 30,000 users. Both universities realise in an emergency it is vital they have access to a dedicated communication channel, which stands apart from email, SMS and Social Media – Callmy’s app based solution provides the ideal option. Ease of use, price and not requiring a database of contacts are also key factors.

Callmy & CESG – it’s “Official”

How-to-secure-your-computerWorking in partnership with Microsoft, the Callmy service is now accredited to hold and transact public sector data for business conducted at the OFFICIAL level of Security Classification. This is a consideration for all UK Public Sector organisations, which have a need to communicate securely – this may be for public safety, the mobilisation of staff, multi-agency working, or day to day operations at home or abroad.

Microsoft’s EU datacentres are based in Dublin and Amsterdam and comply with ISO 27001 standards to provide comprehensive data processing provisions to UK customers. They also incorporate EU Model Clauses – Europe’s data protection regulations.  Microsoft is the first – and so far only – company to receive this approval, which followed an extensive review by the Article 29 Working Party.

The accreditation, awarded by CESG, builds on Callmy’s secure delivery model and compliments recent integration with the market leading EMM supplier, MobileIron.

Callmy – Event News

 

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Photography – Nick Harrison

Callmy are pleased to be exhibiting again at this years AUCSO Conference. AUCSO is the primary association for Security Professionals working in Universities, Colleges and Institutions of Higher and Further Education in the UK and Europe. Callmy will be previewing their new 1.3 release, which includes location based notification services, integration with Enterprise Mobility Management and a range of other enhanced capabilities. The conference will be held on the 5-7 April 2016 at MediaCityUK on Salford Quays, the home to major BBC and ITV departments as well as the University of Salford.

Callmy is also the Gold Sponsor for the 1st Annual BANG Symposium, which is being hosted by Transport for London. Please click here for more details.

Callmy now with a BANG!

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BANG are pleased to announce they have selected Callmy as their new communications partner.

BANG are a not for profit group of Business Continuity Managers from Government and some of the UK’s leading businesses. BANG meet on a regular basis to discuss and debate current Business Continuity issues and to learn through shared experience. BANG’s activities also raise money for worthwhile causes, which include; the British Red Cross, Help for Heroes and CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young)

Steve Yates, BANG Chairman, commented, “It was proving increasingly difficult to maintain communications with our 1,900 members and this became an important issue we needed to address. Using Callmy will mean we no longer have to maintain a contact database, which was difficult when our members email and phone numbers seem to change on a regular basis. With Callmy members simply download the Callmy app and chose to follow us – simple”.

BANG have a vibrant LinkedIn group, which is a valuable resource for general information and for discussion around current business continue themes. However, this is restricted to only sending one message per month to the entire group, creating a problem if there is urgent information to communicate. Steve continues, “ Callmy messages also have the benefit of being free to deliver, are not constrained by length and we can ask for our members to respond if required”.

If you would like to join BANG go to the BANG LinkedIn group, or for information on events and activities please click here.

https://www.linkedin.com/grp/home?gid=2766846 link to BANG London

Visit Callmy at BCI World 2015

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Callmy are pleased to be exhibiting at this years BCI World Conference.

BCI World is the largest business continuity (BC) conference & exhibition in the UK, and one of the largest globally. The varied conference programme, themed this year How to rise to the resilience challenge, will include thought leadership discussion and debates, new research, practical demonstrations, and real-life application of continuity and resilience activities.

Visitors to Callmy’s stand (42) will be able to discuss why Mass Notification play’s a vital role in supporting Business Continuity response and also see the latest version of Callmy action – the most cost effective and simple to use Mass Notification capability on the market.

The exhibition, which is free to attend, is on the 10/11 November and takes place at the Hilton London Metropole.

We look forward to seeing you there.

The University of Wolverhampton to deploy Callmy

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The University of Wolverhampton has today announced it is deploying the Callmy Mass Notification service across its entire community – this spans 21,000 students from more than 50 countries.

The investment in Callmy demonstrates the University’s commitment to security and looking after the well being of its students, staff and visitors.

The Callmy service enables the security team to post text and voice messages, via a web portal or telephone call, which are delivered to a dedicated smartphone app. Callmy messages stand apart from the congested email, SMS and Social Media inboxes – meaning recipients are more likely to act.

Sandy Shaw, Head of Security at Wolverhampton comments, “we are reserving Callmy for communicating important messages that may require a fast response. Being app based ideally suits the student demographic and there is also no need for us to build and manage a database of contacts – our users simply opt-in and choose to follow us”.

Control communicationwith Callmy

Situational Awareness is a key consideration during a crisis and Callmy provides an ideal solution to manage this. Sandy continues, “certain situations require us to maintain complete control of the information being socialised regarding an incident. However, this becomes problematic when well meaning individuals start forwarding messages and posting comments in the public domain. A high message response rate can also put a considerable strain on resource allocation”.

Callmy provides a web portal with live management information – this displays how messages are being consumed. When a message is posted, the administrator can request the followers to confirm receipt or respond with some appropriate details. This information is presented in an on-line report and all comments remain private, only being displayed within the administration portal.

If a situation changes, the administrator can also delete a message, which removes it from the end users app – a record of the message is retained for auditing purposes in a separate archive folder.

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A simple to use solution

“We do not want complexity in a crisis” comments Sandy “and Callmy is not only simple to use, it doesn’t restrict the amount of characters we can post, unlike Twitter and SMS”.

Callmy also enables voice messages to be broadcast by simply dialling an out of area DDI number, allocated to the University’s Callmy service. This is vital for Business Continuity Planning and mitigates the risks of the Internet not being available or local telecommunications failures.

Cost Effective

“We’ve designed a highly resilient and secure service, using the latest cloud based hosting architecture”, comments Tony Watson, CEO and Founder of Callmy. “The efficiency of the delivery means we can offer Callmy at a cost point, which to date, has not being available for this type of service. We are excited to be working with the University of Wolverhampton and will be supporting them with their deployment of Callmy”.

Please click here for more details on how Callmy can help your organisation.