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alert the public

To bring something to the attention of the public at large, especially as a warning of some kind. The purpose of her video was to alert the public to the risks of eating too much sugar. We want to alert the public that the business will be moving to a new location at the end of the month.
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alert someone

to something to make someone aware of trouble or potential trouble. The auditors alerted us to some problems with the accounts.

on the alert (for someone or something)

watchful and attentive for someone or something. Be on the alert for pickpockets. You should be on the alert when you cross the street in heavy traffic.
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be on full/red alert

if soldiers are on full alert, they know that a situation is dangerous and are prepared to act immediately if necessary The British flagship in the area went to battle stations and remained on full alert for twenty minutes.
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on the alert

Watchful, fully prepared, as in The inspectors are always on the alert for a manufacturing error. [Late 1700s]
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on the alert

Watchful and prepared for danger, emergency, or opportunity: bird watchers on the alert for a rare species.
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Categoric Software, the leader in event management and alerting technology, announces that it has helped its customer LuxN, a leading provider of multi-service, intelligent, optical access network platforms, achieve positive ROI by transforming the supply chain into a fluid operation with improved visibility, reduced inventory and real-time response.
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based research group Bloor Associates, one of a number of independent analysts predicting that increasing numbers of companies will be deploying enterprise alerting systems like Xalerts.
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The second trend is the emerging importance of integrated alerting functionality to notify users of changing information in today's rapid-fire business environment.
Event-enabled alerting is quickly becoming a requirement for next generation supply chain practices.
Intruder Alert provides a scalable host-based intrusion detection solution that offers out-of-the-box detection, cross-platform support, robust alerting, automated countermeasures and comprehensive policy enforcement.