Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG), the global leader in critical event management (CEM), today announced it was recognized in the Gartner Market Guide for Social Distancing Technology.* The report states that, “Social distancing is a key tool in back-to-work strategies, but enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders are faced with a bewildering range of technologies and suppliers. We summarize the domain and list some key vendors in the space.” Everbridge unveiled its COVID-19 Return to Work software solution in May of this year to help businesses and governments navigate the unprecedented complexity of operating during the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic – preparing to bring back the workforce and reopen society.
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Everbridge Recognized in the 2020 Gartner Report: Market Guide for Social Distancing Technology (Photo: Business Wire)
According to Gartner, “Social distancing technology tracks the distance between individuals and (in some cases) tracks their locations to create a safer post pandemic working environment. Systems include real-time proximity warnings, logging proximity events, tracking the use of spaces, managing workplace capacity and providing analytics about staff behavior.”
Gartner’s Market Guide for Social Distancing Technology further outlines, “Social distancing is not limited to monitoring short-range proximity, such as the two-feet/two-meter limit. It’s concerned with a wide range of issues related to the location and spatial relationships of staff. For example, managing the number of people in a zone or space is also a dimension of social distancing and, from a contact-tracing perspective, it may be as important to know someone was not in a space as knowing that he or she was.”
The Everbridge Return to Work solution speeds up contact tracing efforts by providing an automated approach to tracking an individual’s exposure to the virus at work, drawing upon 225 pre-existing, out-of-the-box integrations with such systems as calendaring applications, corporate travel itineraries, building access control, and visitor management. Everbridge enables over 100 communication modalities, including its mobile app, to communicate with and provide real-time feedback from employees, such as wellness checks, which can be used to determine who are candidates to return to work. Overall, Everbridge digitizes and automates the end-to-end return-to-work process while dramatically improving the response time to prevent unnecessary exposure to the virus when days and even hours matter.
Health organizations such as The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) recommend that return to work best practices should require employers to monitor employee health through testing, wellness checks and self-reporting (where employees identify how they are feeling through an app, such as the Everbridge mobile app, on an ‘opt-in’ basis). Contact tracing seeks to identify who else has been exposed to the virus and to coordinate isolation and communications.
“The world’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to be complex, staggered and unpredictable,” said Ajay Nigam, Chief Product Officer at Everbridge. “In the meantime, technology, tools and data are available now to protect people as they return to work, get operations going, and to help governments keep their citizens safe in a better and more efficient manner while protecting privacy. The better handle an organization has on all this complexity, the sooner businesses can return employees to work while governments safely reopen public spaces.”
Everbridge recently announced its “COVID-19 R2R: The Road to Recovery” virtual leadership summit to be held October 14-15, 2020. The conference will feature marquee keynote speakers including presidential advisor and Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Dr. Anthony Fauci, Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson, and renowned neurosurgeon and CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta. To register and learn more, go to COVID-19 R2R: The Road to Recovery.
*Gartner “Market Guide for Social Distancing Technology,” by Nick Jones and Annette Zimmermann, September 9, 2020.
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Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG) is a global software company that provides enterprise software applications that automate and accelerate organizations’ operational response to critical events in order to Keep People Safe and Businesses Running™. During public safety threats such as active shooter situations, terrorist attacks or severe weather conditions, as well as critical business events including IT outages, cyber-attacks or other incidents such as product recalls or supply-chain interruptions, over 5,300 global customers rely on the company’s Critical Event Management Platform to quickly and reliably aggregate and assess threat data, locate people at risk and responders able to assist, automate the execution of pre-defined communications processes through the secure delivery to over 100 different communication devices, and track progress on executing response plans. The company’s platform sent over 3.5 billion messages in 2019 and offers the ability to reach over 600 million people in more than 200 countries and territories, including the entire mobile populations on a country-wide scale in Australia, Greece, Iceland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Sweden, and a number of the largest states in India. The company’s critical communications and enterprise safety applications include Mass Notification, Incident Management, Safety Connection™, IT Alerting, Visual Command Center®, Public Warning, Crisis Management, Community Engagement™ and Secure Messaging. Everbridge serves 8 of the 10 largest U.S. cities, 9 of the 10 largest U.S.-based investment banks, 47 of the 50 busiest North American airports, 9 of the 10 largest global consulting firms, 8 of the 10 largest global auto makers, all 4 of the largest global accounting firms, 9 of the 10 largest U.S.-based health care providers, and 7 of the 10 largest technology companies in the world. Everbridge is based in Boston and Los Angeles with additional offices in Lansing, San Francisco, Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Bangalore, Kolkata, London, Munich, New York, Oslo, Singapore, Stockholm and Tilburg. For more information, visit www.everbridge.com, read the company blog, and follow on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
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