Consolidate and share intelligenceThe complex but vital demands of public safety require solutions that marshal all available resources. At the heart of effective emergency management, law enforcement, and criminal justice is access to the right information at the right time, but too often the knowledge people need is segregated by different systems and in different organizations.
Microsoft public safety technology solutions connect multiple information sources within and across organizational boundaries into a single data-sharing platform. This integration enables stakeholders to find and understand the relevant information—whether it’s evidence, maps, videos, pictures, or text—and can quickly connect and collaborate with others for faster decision-making and problem-solving in the office or in the field.
Plan and prepare for crises Solutions for secure, real-time group communications and interoperability for two-way radio systems and other devices, from Microsoft and its partners, have proven to be effective tools for law enforcement and other public safety organizations. In addition, emergency management and response agencies are discovering how cloud-based solutions can help them prepare for, respond to, and put communities back together after a natural disaster or other destructive event. With massive scalability, remote hosting, and pay-as-you-go pricing, Microsoft cloud-based emergency planning and response solutions provide the ideal foundation for meeting the challenge.
Another vital aspect of emergency management is ensuring that the very agencies communities depend on for security and assistance are able to keep themselves operating during a disaster. When a hurricane or other large-scale event strikes, for example, one immediate need agencies may face is simply maintaining their day-to-day operations if their infrastructure or physical facilities are compromised. Again, Microsoft cloud-based services for email, calendaring, collaboration, and communication functions can enable organizations and their staff to keep doing their jobs.
Help improve productivity
Data is the lifeblood of investigation. Improving the way you collect, find, and analyze information can help you get more done and provide more comprehensive data for decision-making.
- With federated queries, you can search for data about people, locations, and items of interest across the enterprise and beyond, using a single query, and return a consolidated list so you can quickly find the information you need.
- Investigative collaboration tools enable investigators to fully visualize cases, better understand relationships between points of interest, and discover new information.
- Automation features can result in less duplicative data entry, lower costs, reduced time to complete critical transactions, and increased data quality.
- Role-specific portals enable integration and collaboration solutions tailored for individual users.