Events such as floods, droughts, cyclones, earthquakes, and landslides occur regularly across the globe. They are a matter of great concern, especially given their impact on lives and livelihoods. While they may not all be completely preventable, there is scope to put specific mechanisms in place in order to create a robust disaster management system, which can help reduce risk and loss of life to a large extent. These mechanisms need to be adapted to various situations that arise during disaster relief. However, technology has the potential to transform disaster management, especially if one can successfully integrate emerging technology with existing infrastructure. As technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT), big data, and blockchain become even more sophisticated, they can help drastically improve disaster response and relief capabilities.
With increasing digitalization coupled with the growing proliferation of smartphones across various demographics, the amount of data generated has risen at a meteoric pace. This data has the potential to provide powerful insights when analyzed intelligently. This opportunity has led to the growth of big data analytics. This has a role to play in disaster management too. Monitoring data such as social media communications, financial transactions, and mobile phone activity during and after a disaster can help track people’s movement and deliver help effectively.
Moreover, the advent of cloud computing technology and broadband has augmented the benefits of IoT, facilitating its utilization in various industries. Even today, IoT-based sensors are helping detect potentially dangerous situations, earth movements, and forest fires by measuring carbon dioxide levels, moisture and temperature. They are also enabling the monitoring of river levels to detect flooding.
At this juncture, there is a variety of disaster management service companies are entering the market to cater to the different needs of enterprises. To help them choose the service that best fits their requirement, Govt CIO Outlook has compiled the list of the best disaster management service companies. Besides, the magazine also comprises insights from thought leaders in the sector on the industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and their advice for aspiring CIOs.
We present to you Govt CIO Outlook’s, “Top 10 Disaster Management Service Companies – 2021.”