Sunday, August 29, 2010

No. 147: Collect information on disaster damage using mobile phone (August 29, 2010)

NTT Communications will launch a service late coming October that allows company employees to report disaster damage using mobile phone and smart phone when their outlets and plants are visited by a disaster. When a disaster occurs, the contact person of a company rushes to the damaged site and reports damage in writing or by photo using mobile phone to the administrator. And the administrator consolidates information on the damage and restoration state of all outlets and plants using mobile phone and PC. A company does not need to install a special system for this service because it uses cloud computing. Equipped with the bulletin board function, it allows the contact persons to share information. The service can also be used for convening an in-house meeting and conducting a questionnaire survey. The initial cost is set at 210,000 yen, and monthly usage fee is set at 48,300 yen for 1,000 employees.

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