How technology can help.
Technology can help save lives by making communication and collaboration faster,
easier, and more comprehensive.
Plan ahead. There are a number
of steps people and organizations can take to safeguard against the impacts of natural
disasters. Here are a few tools that can help you plan ahead:
- OneDrive offers a safe location to store your files, accessible
from a computer or smartphone.
HelpBridge mobile app can help you get help, give help and connect with others
- HealthVault helps you gather, store and share health information
with medical providers.
Skype connects you with loved ones via video or voice calls from your computer
In time of disaster. When a
natural disaster impacts you or your organization unexpectedly, Microsoft has targeted
solutions that can help:
Cloud services can overcome local infrastructure disruptions and rapidly deliver
scale during response.
Access to connectivity in the impacted area can enable responders to do their work,
and can also provide a lifeline to allow displaced citizens to reconnect with loved
Communication tools enable collaboration between responders, and help to rapidly
deliver information to citizens during response efforts.
Tools and apps that offer contextualized data enhance response analysis and planning,
and provide situational insight to citizens.
Microsoft provides IT expertise to support applications, troubleshoot issues, and
make recommendations to ensure that tools are performing at the peak levels needed
during disaster response.
Tracking and management
Disaster response processes can be organized and automated with technology tools
designed to address specific challenges and needs.