IBM analytics aids Philippine government to better manage disaster response

IBM said the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) unveiled a new intelligent operations center to assist the Philippine government to better manage disaster response and recovery efforts.

Following Typhoon Yolanda in 2013, IBM delivered the IBM Intelligent Operations Center (IOC) with an Integrated Communications System (ICS) to facilitate coordinated disaster management efforts with the DOST and across various government agencies.

The integrated solution, donated as per IBM Impact Grant of technology and services, will pull data from disparate sources into a common view, providing emergency managers with critical information.


IBM said these distributed data sources provide analytics and scenario planning to integrate the government’s response to disasters and enable advanced communications for first responders and emergency personnel.

“In the wake of Typhoon Yolanda, IBM US and Philippines recognized both the enormity of the crisis and the opportunity to provide technology,” said Mariels Almeda Winhoffer, president and country general manager, IBM Philippines.

The new facility, with an estimated market value of the grant is $3.5 million is located in the Information and Communications Technology Office (ICTO) building, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines.

InfotechLead News Team