IBM Provides Intelligent Operations Center for Emergency Management

Aug 20, 2015 5:10 PM ET

Information technology can’t stop the rain, but the intelligent collection and use of data can help governments and others plan proactively for disasters and mitigate their impact.  Following the devastating Typhoon Haiyan (also known as Typhoon Yolanda), the Philippine Department of Science and Technology began working with IBM in 2013 to launch an integrated disaster management solution. 

The effort began with the IBM Intelligent Operations Center platform for disaster management and augmented with RadioConnect for Sametime technology from UnifiedEdge, and Touch Assisted Command and Control System software from Priority 5 Holdings. This means that the various systems supplying data on extreme weather and emergency management efforts now can be integrated into a dashboard that lets responders analyze the information and deploy the right resources at the right time — keeping the Philippines’ lifesaving disaster recovery efforts up and running.

For decades, IBM has responded to major disasters and significant crises in the communities in which we live, work and do business. To learn more about the IBM Intelligent Operations Center or IBM Disaster Response and Preparedness solutions, see the 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report.