Regroup and Datatel Team to Offer Higher Education Next-Generation Emergency Messaging Solution

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User-friendly and cost-effective platform increases campus safety through integrated messaging, including email, SMS, institutional websites, and social-media such as Facebook and Twitter.

Regroup is a great tool for communicating in the event of a campus crisis

Regroup and Datatel announced today that they have joined forces to provide higher education with a next-generation emergency messaging solution to broadcast alerts to students, staff, and faculty. Critical messages about pandemics, severe weather, and more are conveyed easily through Regroup’s integration of communication platforms that include mobile devices, email, institutional websites, and social-media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. With current concerns about the H1N1 virus, Datatel and Regroup plan to move quickly to bring the joint solution to market.

With Regroup, college and university administrators have an easy, effective way to reach students on their preferred platforms and to provide important announcements in several different ways with the click of a mouse. This improves campus safety and also can save schools thousands of dollars per year on printing expenses.

“Regroup is a great tool for communicating in the event of a campus crisis,” said Martha Asselin, Dean of Student Affairs at SUNY-Schenectady. “And with our improved communications, we can stay in business and support the institution should the campus need to close for days or weeks due to an emergency. I am very impressed with Regroup!”

“Our clients have always placed a priority on campus safety,” said Liz Murphy, Chief Client Officer at Datatel. “And by giving them a tool to break through the information overload experienced by their constituents, security is increased dramatically. Datatel’s partnership with Regroup once again confirms our commitment to bringing cutting-edge Web 2.0 solutions to the market.”

“Administrators need a way to cut through spam and noise and effectively reach a new generation of students who communicate on a variety of platforms. That’s Regroup’s specialty. We’re the easiest, most affordable, and most effective emergency messaging solution — we can
be fully implemented within 72 hours — and we’re proud to partner with Datatel, which is
leading the charge for next-generation higher education solutions,” said Joe DiPasquale, CEO of Regroup.

To attend a free Webinar on December 7, 2009 about the Regroup solution, please click HERE.

About Regroup:
Regroup provides an easy, effective, and integrated communications platform for organizations. Regroup’s solution includes next-generation email groups; SMS notifications and emergency messaging; embeddable forum and wiki functionality; and social-media integration, including Facebook and Twitter. Regroup is venture backed by HighBAR Ventures and is advised by Vince Han, founder of Ruckus Network; Andrew Feigenson, former Vice President of Strategy at Rave Wireless, and Nancy Hauge, former Vice President of Human Resources at k12, Inc. For more information visit http://www.regroup.com.

About Datatel, Inc.
Datatel is the most experienced provider of technology products, services, and insight to higher education. Colleges, universities, and technical schools across North America partner with Datatel to build Strategic Academic Enterprises dedicated to achieving student success. The company has focused exclusively on higher education since 1979, and its technology is used by nearly 800 institutions serving more than five million students. For more information, visit http://www.datatel.com.

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