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March 07, 2011 10:15 ET

Texas Department of Information Resources Issues Notification Contract to Send Word Now

New Agreement Will Create Seamless Buying Process for State and Local Agencies and Organizations Throughout the State of Texas

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 7, 2011) - Send Word Now, the leading worldwide provider of emergency notification and incident management services, announced today that the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) has issued an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) cooperative contract to Send Word Now. Send Word Now's contract will provide state, county, and local government agencies, health districts, municipalities, universities, fire departments, school districts, relief agencies, and other organizations throughout Texas with access to competitive pricing for Send Word Now's on-demand notification and response services

Send Word Now is currently the only SaaS-based mass notification provider offering its services through the DIR's ICT program. The DIR selected Send Word Now to be a state provider after a competitive bidding process during which the company demonstrated the security and capacity of its robust offerings for Texas-based organizations. 

The new partnership will streamline the buying process for eligible organizations in Texas, allowing them to sign up for Send Word Now's messaging service at a discounted rate. Interested buyers can visit the DIR website or contact Send Word Now directly for more information. Additionally, many public entities outside of Texas are eligible to enjoy the savings obtained by the DIR on Send Word Now products and services.

"We are extremely pleased to offer clients in Texas a simple and streamlined way to access our services," said Tony Schmitz, President and CEO of Send Word Now. "We look forward to continuing to develop many more customer relationships throughout the State through our relationship with the Department of Information Resources."

About Send Word Now

Send Word Now is the leading provider of on-demand alerting and incident response services for both routine and emergency communication. The easy-to-use, web-based emergency notification service is used by government agencies, municipalities, universities, non-profit organizations and businesses, including many Fortune 500 companies, to ensure fast, effective, two-way communication in real-time. Send Word Now's Alert Tracer® provides a full audit trail of messages sent and received for after-action reporting and follow-up. Designed to reach anyone, anywhere, anytime, with any device over any type of connection, Send Word Now's mass notification system is capable of transmitting hundreds of thousands of voice and text messages in minutes. The company is headquartered in New York City. Visit our website at or email us at

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