49% of business leaders have experienced a crisis at their current business… and while three quarters of them believe that a crisis plan would benefit their company, only 51% of businesses have one (Burson-Martsellar 2013-2015). Why only 51%? Crisis management is a luxury currently only afforded to big business. Australia’s SMEs do not have the resources to create detailed crisis management plans and form experienced crisis management teams – yet they no are less likely to ex
The Companion app is the latest app in personal safety - allowing you to allocate friends, family, or security departments to track your movements as you walk home. How it works Companion has a number of nifty instalments including 'smart triggers' which trigger alerts when the phone detects running, your headphones being pulled out of the jack, or you diverting off your proposed path. When an alert is triggered, the app will ask if you're ok and if you don't respond, it will
By James Fitzpatrick According to a recent article in the Asia-Pacific Aviation Business journal, an unmanned aircraft has successfully delivered around five kilograms of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies from a local airport in the US State of Virginia to a free medical clinic in another part of the state. The exercise was a trial for a research project that NASA and an Australian start-up company, Flirtey, are leading. Aviation Business reports this test is another exam
Social Media is now first on scene. Worried about how a quick a crisis can go viral on Facebook and Twitter? They'll seem archaic compared to this new tool.
Meet Periscope - the app that lets the world watch your crisis unfold, not in a matter of minutes like Facebook or Twitter... but literally LIVE from the scene. Two months ago, Twitter bought the up-and-coming social media tool for a casual $100 million. Why the big fuss? Periscope allows users to live stream events fro