Choosing a mobile app that tracks health or offers help in emergency situations can prove challenging. The U.S. government's recent digital initiative has prompted federal agencies to create free apps for clinicians and patients.
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The American Red Cross' Shelter View iPhone/iPad app maps locations--by address--of disaster emergency shelters that are open to provide assistance across the United States. Users can zoom in to an area, view shelter details, and check a shelter's capacity. The app relies on data from the American Red Cross National Shelter System, which lists approximately 60,000 disaster facilities.
InformationWeek Elite 100Our data shows these innovators using digital technology in two key areas: providing better products and cutting costs. Almost half of them expect to introduce a new IT-led product this year, and 46% are using technology to make business processes more efficient.
The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?