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MCP in the News: The Role of LTE in the Utilities Sector

The differences between public and private LTE networks are game-changing for the utilities sector. In an article for the Critical Communications Review, MCP's Darek Wieczorek explains why the industry needs to explore the benefits of private LTE networks for communications. Read it here.

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Topics: Network Evolution, Wireless & Broadband, Utilities

Posted on May 8, 2020

MCP In The News: Why Leveraging Social Media Data Is Important

This artcle, authored by Dave Sehnert from Mission Critical Partners, originally appeared in APCO's Public Safety Communications May/June 2020 issue. The online version can be viewed here.

One of the first instances of social media being leveraged on a large scale to enhance public safety and emergency response occurred in 2012 in conjunction with the Super Bowl played at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. A 2,800-foot social-media center was established near the stadium, where 50 volunteers monitored the chatter. Platforms monitored included Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and YouTube.

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Mission Critical Partners Launches the MCP Podcast Network

New informational offering features the firm’s subject-matter experts and other industry leaders exploring a wide range of timely topics pertaining to mission-critical communications

State College, Pa., (April 23, 2020)—Mission Critical Partners (MCP), a leading public safety consulting and information technology (IT) support services firm, today announced the MCP Podcast Network, an informational series that will explore timely topics related to mission-critical communications. Each episode will feature one or more of MCP’s 145 subject-matter experts and/or industry leaders, and will be moderated by Glenn Bischoff, MCP content specialist and former editor of Urgent Communications and Fire Chief magazines.

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Mission Critical Partners Introduces Enhanced Cybersecurity Offering for the Public Safety Market

Subscription-based solution will provide public safety organizations with unmatched protection against ever-evolving cyber threats

State College, Pa., (April 16, 2020)—Mission Critical Partners (MCP), a leading public safety consulting and information technology (IT) support services firm, today announced the availability of its next-generation cybersecurity solution designed specifically for state and local public safety agencies. The suite of services, known as Mission-Critical NetPulse Secure SM, integrates best-of-breed cybersecurity features into one comprehensive solution designed to help such agencies reduce their vulnerabilities, defend against future attacks, and monitor and respond to security-related incidents confidently and quickly.
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Topics: Company News, Cybersecurity, IT and Network Support

Posted on April 16, 2020

MCP In the News: Coronavirus is a Wake Up Call. Are You Listening?

This article, authored by MCP's Richard Gaston and Glenn Bischoff, originally appeared American City & County on March 30, 2020.

The ancient philosopher Heraclitus once opined that the only constant in life is change. But there is another one that impacts every city and county organization and the officials who manage them—sooner or later a natural or man-made event is going to wreak havoc with your organization’s operations. In some cases those operations will come to a screeching halt—if the organization doesn’t have continuity-of-operations or disaster-recovery plans in place.

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Topics: Industry News, Operations, Public Safety Technology, Company News

Posted on April 7, 2020