Notifications, Alerts, Warnings Support Organization Formed

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Significant changes are ahead in how emergency and other important information is distributed to the general public and targeted groups. An organization called Galain Solutions, LLC has been formed to assit both government and industry in the evolving area of notifications, alerts, and warnings.

Then acceptance grew after September 11th and the Virginia Tech shootings. Dozens of vendors entered the market and confusion developed. Meantime, alternative modes of communication became more popular

With significant changes ahead in public notifications, alerts, and warnings for emergencies and other important events, a new organization has been formed to assist government and industry. Galain Solutions, LLC is a consultancy with deep subject matter expertise in emergency alerts, warnings, and notifications. The company provides services to both government and industry, as well as resources for keeping current on this dynamic industry.

Galain's President is industry veteran Rick Wimberly. He has been involved in some of the largest and most sophisticated notification, alerts, and warnings deployments in the US at local, state, and federal levels. Galain is supported by a Collaborative Network of other professionals and organizations with deep experience in the government and private sectors in a number of disciplines. Among them are solution integration, message switching, marketing services, lobbying, emergency management, corporate turn-arounds, and business continuity.

Wimberly says "the market is evolving". "When I entered the market ten years ago, the concept of targeted emergency notification through pre-established rules and digital mapping was just taking hold", he said. "Then acceptance grew after September 11th and the Virginia Tech shootings. Dozens of vendors entered the market and confusion developed. Meantime, alternative modes of communication became more popular", he said. "We can expect to see increased demand for better deployments, integrated solutions, standards such as Common Alerting Protocol (CAP), and creative problem-solving", he said. The public and users now want to see the market reflect the changes, according to Wimberly.

Among other things, Galain Solutions, LLC has developed a Resource Library. It includes best practices, recommended technical specifications, and other related information. Consulting services are also available as well as training, technical and integration resources. "There's no single 'silver bullet' for effective emergency and critical information delivery. A multi-faceted effort is required", Wimberly said.

"I've been delighted by the response we've received so far. We've identified a solid and important niche to serve, and are working diligently to enhance our offerings", said Wimberly.

Galain also offers consultation to businesses seeking to increase government sales in various areas including homeland security and public safety.

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