You could accomplish this using the Mass Edit Tags feature. For tags called 'analystname' where you want to replace Bob with Doug, you would use settings such as the following:
Start with: No Monitors
SmartGroup Filter Rules
1. Add Monitors, where tag is 'analystname'
Matches regular expression: \i.*bob
Replace Using Change Rules:
1. Replace analystname by 'Overwrite'
Replace with: Call Doug McKenzie at 123-456-7890
Hope this gives you what you need.
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Thanks Chris (again),
I'll try this when back in work Monday.
Have a good w/e, Andy
Mass edit will fix this if you want to continue using the person's name. However, it still requires updating.
My suggestion would be to create a wiki or if you have an intranet, create an area with links to various "role" accounts (Tech Level 1 = John Doe, Manager = Jane Doe, etc.). Each role page contains the information for a particular person in your group that should be paged. Rather than putting that person's contact information into the alert, you could post a link to the role page. When someone leaves or is replaced, you merely update the role page and not have to deal with the monitors at all.