I’d rather not be in the wrong place at the wrong time when a major threat occurs. But if I were, I would be comforted knowing that emergency personnel knew how to handle an earthquake in Vancouver as well as they did a water main break just down the street.
Each week over 1 million people move into a city. Never before have the requirements for protecting citizens, property and infrastructure from harm been more pressing. Sophisticated, applied technology can yield insights that shorten the cycle from incident to resolution.
Unlike the sci-fi world of Star Wars, our global security issues are all too real. Fortunately, innovative intelligence analysis solutions can help identify and protect us from the threat actors who engage in nefarious activities.
We’ve all heard that a picture is worth a thousand words. If that's the case, then how much insight does a video provide? What if that video were compounded with an intelligent analytics platform that could identify patterns and predict trends? The value of such a system would be remarkable.
This week’s guest is Adam Crowe, author and Director of Emergency Preparedness at Virginia Commonwealth University, who chats with Dr. Gary Nestler, Associate Partner and Public Safety/Emergency Management Subject Matter Expert at IBM. Topics to be discussed include the challenges facing emergency
As governments struggle to meet their citizens’ expectations, it’s time to consider a different model for providing necessary services. A new cloud solution can help governments worldwide function successfully during times of instability.
Armed with the most relevant information on patterns, relationships, vulnerabilities and potential scenarios, analysts can then quickly assimilate insights and take actions to confidently make mission critical decisions.
The Internet, including our social feeds, is chock full of blogs, news and articles on the strides that the public sector is making with big data and analytics. This Public Sector News series skims the wires to pull out the most interesting articles giving us fodder for thought and debate.
Today, IBM is reinforcing its commitment to help build a safer planet with the announcement of the Safer Planet Portfolio—a robust suite of solutions for law enforcement, emergency management, defense/national security, cyberthreat intelligence and counter fraud designed to help professionals
For many organizations, cybersecurity is quickly moving to the top of their list of major concerns—but how can it be addressed? A panel of prominent cybersecurity experts weighs in on the delicate balance between data acquisition and corporate security.
New technologies bring a data deluge to markets already saturated with data. This, in turn, creates the perfect environment—and offers the perfect cloak—for increased crime as perpetrators hide among data.
The Internet and our social feeds contain many articles, blogs and news items on the strides big data and analytics is making in the public sector. This Public Sector News series skims the wires and culls interesting items that provides the fodder for thought and debate.
Big data and privacy is an ongoing conversation no matter the industry. Today, educators, analyst, parents and concerned citizens are locked in debate as educational institutions are increasingly analyzing student data including student ID card swipes, online discussion forums and grades. Today we
The common theme in much of this week’s public sector news that captured our attention is data privacy and protection. How can we find the balance between using big data and analytics to improve citizen life and protecting citizen data privacy? In the age where a data deluge is the new norm, how do