Onset Technology offers METAmessage, which goes “beyond email” to deliver a number of smartphone solutions for enterprises and governments. For emergencies, managers or team leaders can quickly send a message to everyone under them, with a custom alert to make sure it’s seen, and get a list of who has read it and when. The software also offers advanced paging features such as customizable notifications and the ability to send from a web browser, and IT features which integrate with BES and allow managers to patch, update, and deploy software quickly and easily. Finally, their professional features allows individuals to customize email alerts to cut through the clutter, request email read receipts, access document storage, and more.
Send Word Now has announced that their one-touch emergency contact solution is coming to BlackBerry. Their software works by initiating instant messaging contact with key people, ensuring messages are received and documented, and confirming follow-up actions. Alerts can also be sent out when triggered by certain events such as weather, traffic, and many user-defined conditions. Looks like a good deal for any enterprise dealing with time-sensitive information and a mobile workforce. Thanks, Stefano!