OUCH! Ready for a $10,000 fine?

March 23, 2020 Yep, you heard it correctly.  If you’re not in compliance with Kari’s Law, you could get hit with a $10k fine.  Through July 31, 2020, we are offering our E-911 assessment, Kari’s Law compliance, and compliance certification package for a one-time fixed fee. Go to sleep at night knowing you are in compliance with Kari’s Law, have a strategy to achieve compliance with Ray Baum’s Act, and have saved yourself from a $10,000 fine.  Why not leave it to the experts and take the weight off your IT department’s shoulders?  They probably have enough going on already, especially with the work from home push due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease). The Covene E911 Compliance Package Includes:  To put …

Automate E911 with One Simple Integration

March 20, 2020 Cisco Emergency Responder+RedSky E911 Manager=Compliance & Simplicity Why does this affect you? Severe penalties apply for non-compliance. $10,000 plus $500 per day can quickly add up; more on this later. And in case you missed it, Cisco Emergency Responder (CER) is free. This product was previously priced as a separate item but is now included in Cisco Flex Plans. All businesses must comply with the Kari’s Law which is in effect now and is applicable to ALL businesses. Further, the Ray Baum Act has implications for 911 service and applies to businesses on different dates based on size but will apply to everyone on Jan 6, 2021. Find out more about these laws and the CER free …

Wait… Cisco Emergency Responder is Free?

March 20, 2020 Get Cisco Emergency Responder for free, and ensure compliance with Federal Law!  If you have an MLTS (multi-line telephone system) then you are required by Federal Law to be in compliance with Kari’s Law today, and be in compliance with Ray Baum’s Act by January 6, 2021. This means that in addition to being able to dial 9-1-1 directly from every phone, we are also required to provide the “Dispatchable Location” to the PSAP (Public Safety Answering Point). The dispatchable location must be very granular and provide detail including the street address of the calling party, and additional information such as room number, floor number, or similar information necessary to adequately identify the location of the calling …

Tips for Working From Home Amid COVID-19

As restrictions and social distancing continue throughout the world, we are seeing an unprecedented uptick in working from home.  Businesses across the globe are urging employees to only come into the office if absolutely necessary as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus Disease.  This is a change that many corporations may or may not already have a plan for, so it is imperative that we keep these 7 key items in mind when working from home.    If we think about the traditional method of work, which is in the office, it’s very obvious that everyone is on a ‘schedule’.  This is an extremely important aspect of working from home as well and will help set the pace for …

Cisco’s Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Cisco has long been dedicated to helping support natural disasters and other events that happen around the globe.  The same goes for today’s major concern of the Coronavirus.  As COVID-19 makes its way around the world, many companies are shifting to a work from home policy and we need to be prepared.  Cisco is already seeing an exponential increase in the traffic on the Webex backbone since the Coronavirus outbreak began.  Specifically, traffic on the Webex backbone for China-based users has increased 22 times since the outbreak.  As remote working increases worldwide, Cisco is doing four (4) key things to help alleviate the challenge of working from home: For small businesses and individuals who must deploy a work from home …

Teamwork

Using Collaborative Technology to Boost Productivity

The workplace is always changing, and the same can be said for the way we communicate with one another.  The shift is being made from formal scheduled meetings over to informal, on-the-fly meetings.  We also see that the spaces in which meetings are held are changing from large conference rooms to huddle rooms, break-out spaces, and smaller conference rooms which allow for a more rich collaboration experience.   Video provided courtesy of Cisco Systems, Inc. The Webex Desk Pro takes collaboration to the next level by introducing the Webex Assistant and Facial Recognition.  Facial recognition features will allow you to sit down in front of the unit, be recognized and logged in to your Webex account, and join your meetings …

Corporate Compliance for 911

As you know, the world we live in is constantly changing and evolving, and it is imperative that we can adapt to and overcome these changes.  Have you ever found yourself, or a loved one, in need of Emergency Services?  What was the first thing you thought about doing?  Who was the first person you contacted?  What number did you dial?  If this event were life-threatening, chances are the number you dialed was 9-1-1. Imagine this!  The same life-threatening scenario happens while you’re at work, but after dialing 9-1-1 from your desk phone, you hear “Your call cannot be completed as dialed.  Please consult your directory and try the call again”.  Instant panic sets in!  Believe it or not, this …