DeskAlerts Integrates Emergency Notifications Desktop Shortcut

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The update integrates an innovative desktop shortcut into the popular internal notifications software.

Emergency communications strategies hit a new level of exigency this month as DeskAlerts rolls out an upgrade to its latest 8.0 version. Engineered to make the notification distribution process as fast as possible, the update integrates a desktop shortcut into the popular employee notifications software.

Prior to the update administrators had to open up the DeskAlerts dashboard in the system's publisher interface prior to distributing urgent desktop alerts. While this was by no means a slow process it simply wasn’t fast enough to meet the pressing time requirements of emergency situations. Now, DeskAlerts has integrated a new desktop shortcut upgrade that slashes the time required to compose and distribute an emergency alert. Using a series of different color codes DeskAlerts administrators can embed each notification with a customized level of urgency. The four color palette includes red, yellow, blue and green, each of which indicates a different level of importance. Fast, simple and straightforward, the feature ensures that employees are able to gauge the urgency of a situation in a matter of seconds.

To create the icon administrators simply compose a customized emergency message template, download it to their chosen machine and enjoy the flexibility to send emergency notifications in a split second. There is no need to log into the DeskAlerts system first which significantly minimizes the overall time it takes to compose and send urgent desktop alerts.

One of the key benefits of the DeskAlerts emergency notifications shortcut is the ability to instantly communicate with an entire workforce at the touch of a button. Whether it’s a code black alert in a hospital or a fire evacuation notice in a skyscraper, the upgrade allows administrators to alert the entire workforce in a matter of seconds. Account managers simply click on the shortcut and start drafting a message almost instantaneously.

For emergencies that only apply to a contained section of the building the desktop shortcut is a great way for administrators to alert relevant staff without abandoning their current task. Rather than systematically shut down or minimise open windows and risk losing work administrators can simply open up DeskAlerts emergency mode using the desktop shortcut. Once the emergency notification has been distributed administrators can return to the task at hand.

Originally developed for use in healthcare organizations, the option of using the desktop shortcut to send emergency notifications will categorically save lives. Across the USA the American Hospital Association estimates that there are almost 6000 hospitals housing over 900,000 beds, 800,000 physicians and 3.5 million registered and licensed practical nurses. All encounter emergencies on a daily basis and it’s the establishments that have ultra-fast emergency management solutions in place that are able to effectively respond to such scenarios. For hospitals and healthcare environments the new shortcut marks augmented efficiency when it comes to raising premises-wide alerts. From surgeons and nurses to GPs and administrative teams, the new desktop shortcut ensures every employee is kept in the loop, as the emergency unfolds.

While the emergency notifications function was originally developed for use in healthcare environments the feature is beneficial to an array of different sectors. From finance groups and legal firms to national banks and trading corporations, the ability to send emergency notifications simply by clicking on a desktop icon will enhance communication, minimize misunderstandings and increase productivity across the board.

Anton Vdovin, Project Manager at DeskAlerts, said, “Emergency notification mode was originally developed for hospitals however clients in other sectors also stand to benefit, particularly now the feature can be opened simply by clicking on a desktop shortcut that instantly opens up the draft box. This means no time wasted closing windows, minimizing tasks and searching for the DeskAlerts log in interface.”

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DeskAlerts is the alert software that works in technologically and geographically diverse networks. It is a completely web-based solution that can be used to send desktop alerts and news updates to any employee within your organization, improving communications and productivity with a more efficient communication strategy than traditional email alone. View the DeskAlerts video to find out more.

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