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[February 18, 2013]
xMatters Acquires Deloitte Australia's Bamboo Product Line
Feb 18, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- xMatters announced the acquisition of Bamboo, an industry mobile incident management application developed by Deloitte Australia.
In a release dated Feb. 13, the Company said Bamboo publishes incident management plans, procedures and actions to an individual's smartphone.
"To effectively harness the power of mobile, personal devices in the workplace you must plan for a loss in connectivity when crisis strikes," said Troy McAlpin, CEO of xMatters. "Many mass notification vendors assume that a network will be available and as we know, that's not always the case. Bamboo is the only mobile-first incident management application built from the ground up by industry experts from Deloitte. Combining Bamboo with our next generation mass notification system reduces the risk of business interruption, optimizes employee safety and lowers the cost of business response." "After assisting several clients through events ranging from natural disasters to civil unrest we have concluded that organizations must supply their response teams and incident management teams with information they need with or without an active communication network," said Doug Peete, VP Product Management, xMatters. "Our customers will be able to utilize this technology with their existing planning system from leaders such as Fusion Risk Management, Kingsbridge and Clearview." It includes: -Locate My Team: allows users to find team members on a graphical map -Relocation: shows user's current location on a map and provides directions to defined relocation sites -Alert Button: triggers an outbound 'here is my location' message to request help from fellow team members -Contacts and Call-Tree Access: leverages the native features of user's smartphone to look up and contact team members via SMS, email and phone calls Bamboo is now publicly available through xMatters. xMatters announced it will support mass notification vendors with the Bamboo suite in addition to the xMatters mass notification system. Vendors supported will include xMatters, Send Word Now, Mir3, Everbridge and Sungard.
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