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What’s the best SMS IT support alerting system?

What does everyone use to send SMS alerts to employees for things like server alerts, planned downtime, that sort of scenario? Do you go to an SMS provider, buy the credits and then make your own sending system (or hook in to their API)? Or do you use the gateway provider’s sometimes rather rubbish system […]

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Buddycloud’s new Symbian application is out! Get it!

I had a note in from Simon Tennant, one of the top chaps at mobile social services, Buddycloud. They’ve been innovating at a tremendous pace and Simon emailed with this update: – – – – – Ewan, We don’t really do press releases but I wanted to ping you about what have been beavering away […]

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£175k for any UK mobile startup that wants it?

If only that headline was half accurate. Mike Butcher over at TechCrunch UK has written a good overview of a £1bn investment in the tech sector announced by the UK Government at the weekend. NESTA is the UK’s National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts. And it will, reports Mike, “oversee a £1bn emergency […]

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IT Professor rubbishes texting as an emergency alert system

Now this is an interesting one. A very interesting one. You know how I’m all in favour of text systems for emergency or company/organisation-wide alerts? Well, that’s based on the system actually working as expected. The ability to be able to send a message to all 5,000 staff immediately (e.g. “Hello, come and empty your […]