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Julie Reynolds

Julie Reynolds

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Veoci's Top Blog Posts of 2017 and of All Time
Veoci's Top Blog Posts of 2017 and of All Time

In the Veoci Blog, we aim not to simply provide good reading for those in the emergency management and public safety sectors, but to share too what we are learning day by day as a rapidly growing safety and operations solution.

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Veoci Leveraged in Response to Charlottesville Violence
Veoci Leveraged in Response to Charlottesville Violence

When the terrible violence erupted in Charlottesville in August, the University of Virginia Health System did not hesitate to act. Many of UVA Health System's lifesaving response strategies used Veoci to facilitate real-time communication, collaboration, and coordination throughout the campus and beyond.

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The Sky is the Limit: Veoci's New Office Grand Opening and Celebration of Innovation
The Sky is the Limit: Veoci's New Office Grand Opening and Celebration of Innovation

In 2011, six General Electric employees took a leap of faith, leaving their jobs to build something that they believed in. Veoci began as a simple yet powerful tool for IT incident and emergency management.

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Inside Look: Missoula International Airport’s Digital Part 139, EM and Daily Ops Innovation
Inside Look: Missoula International Airport’s Digital Part 139, EM and Daily Ops Innovation

With Veoci, Tim Damrow completely reinvented Missoula International Airport’s management system. The Veoci team loves nothing more than to see a customer take the tools that we provide and go above and beyond to meet their organization’s needs and make their team’s lives a whole lot easier.

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Breakthrough: Altru Health System's Emergency Management on Veoci
Breakthrough: Altru Health System's Emergency Management on Veoci

Altru Health System is a community of over 4,000 health professionals and support staff who have served the region for over 100 years. The Altru team serves more than 220,000 residents of a 17-county region in northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota.

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Yale University Implements Veoci for Tracking Students Abroad
Yale University Implements Veoci for Tracking Students Abroad

With more students feeling drawn to explore different cultures and with more schools offering exciting possibilities for study abroad, university and college administrators now have an increased need for a modern and efficient way to ensure the safety of their student, faculty and staff travelers.

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Amazon S3 Outage: Our Response
Amazon S3 Outage: Our Response

On February 28, 2017 at 12:37 PM EST, Veoci users started experiencing problems accessing files stored in Veoci as well as uploading new files into Veoci.

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2016: A Year of Rapid Growth for Veoci with No Sign of Stopping
2016: A Year of Rapid Growth for Veoci with No Sign of Stopping

Say what you will about 2016, but here at Veoci, we are celebrating a year of growth and success. We have surpassed 100 customers and we closed the year with a 100% growth YOY. As our customer base expands, so does our diverse team as we gained along with new people, new and unique expertise to aid in the development of new and exciting use cases.

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Epidemic Management: Responding to Zika, or any Disease, in a Virtual EOC
Epidemic Management: Responding to Zika, or any Disease, in a Virtual EOC

With over 4,000 cases of Zika in the U.S alone, Zika is no longer a problem only for those who have visited South America recently. As the threat has become more and more pressing, hospitals and public health systems across the country are receiving grants and looking for the most efficient and effective way to manage Zika.

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Interoperability: How Universities, Towns and Counties can Plan and Respond as One
Interoperability: How Universities, Towns and Counties can Plan and Respond as One

As another winter storm season quickly approaches (we had our first snowfall here in New Haven last week), our customers are preparing their responses.

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Veoci: A Buzzword at IAEM 2016 in Savannah
Veoci: A Buzzword at IAEM 2016 in Savannah

Last week, three Veoci team members spent three days in what they say is one of the last cities of the real Old South, Savannah, Georgia. The International Association of Emergency Managers Conference & EMEX brought over 1,000 emergency managers, public safety officers and many others to the charming city.

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Veoci's Rapidly Growing Aviation Solution and Team
Veoci's Rapidly Growing Aviation Solution and Team

Airport Improvement Magazine recently published an article about Nantucket Memorial Airport’s transition from paper to our cloud-based platform, Veoci.

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Urban Shield 2016: Veoci's Participation in the 10th Anniversary
Urban Shield 2016: Veoci's Participation in the 10th Anniversary

Urban Shield is a 48-hour, planned training exercise that began in 2007 for regional fire departments, medical services and local, state, federal and international first responder and law enforcement teams to prepare for and provide a unified response to disasters.

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Yahoo's Cyber Hack Proves Security Should be a Higher Priority
Yahoo's Cyber Hack Proves Security Should be a Higher Priority

Just this past Thursday, Yahoo confirmed a massive security breach that took place in 2014. Actually, one of the world’s largest known security breaches.

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National Preparedness Month: The Simple Way your Community can Swiftly Increase Preparedness
National Preparedness Month: The Simple Way your Community can Swiftly Increase Preparedness

With the bombings in New Jersey and New York this past weekend, this September, which happens to be National Preparedness Month, has already tested our preparedness.

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Susquehanna County Community Working Together to Report Drug Activity
Susquehanna County Community Working Together to Report Drug Activity

Susquehanna County, PA knows that nothing great can be accomplished without a little team work. So when the District Attorney’s office wanted a way to stop drug activity, they turned to the community- with a little help from Veoci.

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Veoci Team Member part of CA Blue Cut Fire Evacuation
Veoci Team Member part of CA Blue Cut Fire Evacuation

Today, firefighters continue their now three-day long battle against the relentless and rapidly spreading Blue Cut fire in San Bernardino County, CA, which has forced more than 83,000 residents out of their homes.

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Back to School: How Veoci Helps Universities Stay Organized
Back to School: How Veoci Helps Universities Stay Organized

With the foundation of Veoci deeply rooted in emergency management, and many of our airport, government, hospital and higher education customers relying on us to help them activate emergency plans and notify first responders in times of crisis, we certainly do not want to abandon our roots. A

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Veoci: A Hit at First New England Fire Chief Show Appearance
Veoci: A Hit at First New England Fire Chief Show Appearance

Although Smokey Bear gave high fire risk warnings this past weekend, Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut was perhaps the most fire-proof place in New England. With nearly 2,500 attendees from all over New England and a center display of classic, big red hook ‘n ladder trucks and emergency vehicles, the New England Association of Fire Chiefs presented a three-day-long Professional Development Program that included various departments, educators, speakers and vendors.

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Community Action Against Coyote Attacks in New Castle, NY
Community Action Against Coyote Attacks in New Castle, NY

At Veoci, we are always excited to see our customers implement their own ideas with the help of our software. The town of New Castle, New York did just that when it became clear that a solution was needed after a number of dog killings by coyotes were reported among New Castle neighborhoods.

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Veoci's Success at the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Conference
Veoci's Success at the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Conference

Last week, three Veoci team members met with both current and prospective customers while getting to experience some Texas culture at the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Conference in Houston.

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Virtual Solution for Cities on the Campaign Trail
Virtual Solution for Cities on the Campaign Trail

When every day brings an unpredictable possibility of emergency, crisis or just downright craziness, it is somewhat comforting when the craziness is expected.

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Modern Messaging: Critical both Socially and Professionally
Modern Messaging: Critical both Socially and Professionally

Just about everything we do begins with a conversation. And when doing those things, there are more conversations every step of the way. When we began working on collaboration and work processes 15 years ago, given the limitations of technology at the time, we did not have a well-developed conversation system.

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Cloud Technology: Low Price, High Capacity and Performance
Cloud Technology: Low Price, High Capacity and Performance

When it comes to emergencies, we know to expect the unexpected. We can do our best to predict the weather but we can never know for sure just how bad a disaster will be, or how many people will be needed in the effort to respond to and recover from it.

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Happy Safer Internet Day: How Veoci Can Help
Happy Safer Internet Day: How Veoci Can Help

Children born into this generation have been exposed to a level of information that was never possible, let alone so remarkably simple, to access before. Information is digitized and shared within seconds, all readily available in the tiny hands of a school kid with a smartphone.

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Connecticut's Tradition of Innovation Continues with YouthStat and Veoci
Connecticut's Tradition of Innovation Continues with YouthStat and Veoci

With all the buzz of the Silicon Valley, we often forget the innovation tradition in Connecticut and New Haven. You probably knew that Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin, but did you know he did it in New Haven?

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Best of Veoci in 2015: A Year of Growth and Success for an Ever-Improving Product
Best of Veoci in 2015: A Year of Growth and Success for an Ever-Improving Product

Veoci is a product that is anything but stagnant, and looking back at 2015, we are amazed to see just how much we have continued to grow, improve and benefit those who use our software. New customers, new innovations, and many, many pounds of coffee consumed are just a few highlights of a prolific and exciting year.

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New Data Is In: El Niño Ties as the Worst Ever Recorded
New Data Is In: El Niño Ties as the Worst Ever Recorded

The latest NOAA data is in and the 2015-2016 El Niño is now officially tied with the 1997 season as the worst El Niño in recorded history.

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El Niño On Track as One of the Worst
El Niño On Track as One of the Worst

The November data for the Oceanic Niño Index is now in: this year is surely going to match the worst El Niños measured. As if the data needed any validation, the weather patterns associated with El Niño have now showed up- a marked decrease in hurricane activity in the Atlantic and increased activity in the Pacific.

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Modern Technology to Ensure Firefighter Safety
Modern Technology to Ensure Firefighter Safety

The U.S. fire professionals have set up systems and codes for inspections, occupancy limits, and fire response that continue to save thousands of lives. Of the 1,298,000 fires reported in 2014, there were 3,275 fatalities and 64 firefighters lost their lives in the line of duty.

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Reducing Recidivism with Project Fresh Start and VEOCI
Reducing Recidivism with Project Fresh Start and VEOCI

Each month, the City of New Haven receives over 100 parolees, probationers and others who have completed their sentence. Unfortunately, for 2014, the State of Connecticut had a 40% rate of recidivism among adult probationers and a 60% rate among juveniles.

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State vs. Local Emergency Operations Technology Needs
State vs. Local Emergency Operations Technology Needs

Interacting closely with various municipal, county and State Emergency Operation teams over the years has revealed that significant differences exist in their technological needs.

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El Niño, El Desastre: Part 3- Preparation
El Niño, El Desastre: Part 3- Preparation

Our latest update (the yellow dot on the graph below) on El Niño from NOAA confirms earlier concerns; 2015-16 is going to be an extreme El Niño year and may equal or even exceed the devastation from the 1997-98 season.

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El Niño, El Desastre: Part 2- UPDATED
El Niño, El Desastre: Part 2- UPDATED

El Niño 2015- a graph that says it all: be prepared.

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El Niño, El Desastre: Part 1
El Niño, El Desastre: Part 1

If you’ve spoken to a Californian lately or have been following the exceedingly weather-related news from the West Coast, you’ve heard about El Niño. El Niño has emergency managers along the West Coast worried.

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Katrina Response: A Failure to Communicate
Katrina Response: A Failure to Communicate

At this time ten years ago, the United States was hit with one of the worst natural disasters in its history. In a previous blog, we posted a graph that showed Katrina to be in a league of its own among Hurricane damage.

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Being a Team Player: Software System Integration
Being a Team Player: Software System Integration

The new world of software is all about combining “services” provided by specialized systems to create a less expensive and more efficient solution. Interacting with other systems is the way we work today.

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The Software Revolution - Winners & Losers
The Software Revolution - Winners & Losers

Since the discipline began with programming in Cobol and Fortran, software development has mostly followed the same path as other new product introductions.

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Is Your Hospital Ready for Hurricane Season?
Is Your Hospital Ready for Hurricane Season?

While is it that time of the year again, the good news for 2015 is that the National Hurricane center predicts a below-average hurricane season with zero to two Category Three hurricanes.

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Veoci's Chat Tool Patented
Veoci's Chat Tool Patented

We are pleased to announce that on July 7th, 2015, Grey Wall Software LLC was issued its first patent: US Patent No. 9,076,129 “Methods and Systems for Managing Group Chats among Team Members”

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Rethinking and Expanding: What New Technology Means for Business Continuity
Rethinking and Expanding: What New Technology Means for Business Continuity

Business Continuity Management Planning (BCMP) is an essential discipline for organizations.

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Veoci Attends Tweed New Haven Airport's Annual FOD Walk
Veoci Attends Tweed New Haven Airport's Annual FOD Walk

On Wednesday, June 24, 2015, eight Veoci team members visited Tweed New Haven Regional Airport for their annual “FOD Walk”.

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Veoci Excels in Emergency Mass Dispensing Exercise
Veoci Excels in Emergency Mass Dispensing Exercise

It is difficult to forget what became of the worst biological attacks in U.S. history as letters laced with anthrax began appearing in the U.S. mail very shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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The 21st Century Playbook for Hospital Response to Crises
The 21st Century Playbook for Hospital Response to Crises

On Tuesday, June 2, 2015, Yale New Haven Health System - Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response (YNHHS-CEPDR) teamed up with Veoci to present their “Playbook for Disasters” to an audience of 78 from across the country. YNHHS is a nationally ranked hospital system with 3 acute care hospitals, including a level 1 trauma center, level 1 burn center and offsite locations throughout the state.

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Lessons from Atlanta's Snowstorm, January 2014
Lessons from Atlanta's Snowstorm, January 2014

Atlanta, GA recently endured a rare snowstorm (Jan. 28, 2014) that left thousands of commuters, school children, and others stranded throughout the city, trapped behind a surge of traffic, accidents, and deserted vehicles.

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