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The Salvation Army needed help distributing relief supplies after Haiti's devastating earthquake last year. UPS adapted UPS Trackpad, a handheld mobile device originally designed for campus environments. Using just two handheld scanners and a laptop, the Salvation Army was able to streamline supply distribution at a makeshift camp of more than 4,000 refugees. Families presented a laminated bar code identifying the number of people and the supplies needed. Even after the camp was dissolved, the Salvation Army continued using Trackpad to help with the rebuilding effort.
Multicloud Infrastructure & Application ManagementEnterprise cloud adoption has evolved to the point where hybrid public/private cloud designs and use of multiple providers is common. Who among us has mastered provisioning resources in different clouds; allocating the right resources to each application; assigning applications to the "best" cloud provider based on performance or reliability requirements.