When it comes to emergencies, we know to expect the unexpected. We can do our best to predict the weather but we can never know for sure just how bad a disaster will be, or how many people will be needed in the effort to respond to and recover
When asked “Is it always better to own your own data center?” ZDNet and TechRepublic’s CIO jury panel of technology decision-makers responded with a resounding “NO” by a margin of 11 to 1. Not many argue with the speed with which computing is moving to the cloud. [http://goo.gl/MfD5AO] The basic advantages of “the cloud” or
With the population of children in the world close to 2 billion, the strain on operations at the North Pole was palpable. Chief of Operations, Elisa Elf, said there were white knuckle emergencies every December where the information pipeline would stall. She said, “Our naughty and nice analytics would be out-of-date and we would be
Enterprises have long been embracing the concept of Web 2.0 by making their legacy systems more collaborative, encouraging information sharing, and focusing on a user centered design. How about using Web 2.0 capabilities in systems for managing incidents and emergencies? There are four major stages of emergency management: preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation.