Cloud and Fog on Mission-Critical Communications Series
Cloud-based solutions are commonplace for most enterprises, which are attracted to the Cloud’s resiliency, heightened functionality and lower upfront costs when compared to premise-based internal hosting of information. Public safety and other critical-infrastructure entities traditionally have been hesitant to depend on the Cloud, because they need solutions to work at all times, even when connectivity is lost. Examine how more reliable connectivity and technologies like edge computing are making some mission-critical entities reconsider leveraging the Cloud.
Webinar 1: 911 in the Cloud
August 22 * 2 pm ET
Moderator: TJ Kennedy, Co-Founder, The Public Safety Network Panelist: Dr. Walter Magnussen, Director TAMU Internet2 Technology Evaluation Center, Texas A&M University Panelist: Nicholas Falgiatore, Senior Technology Specialist, Mission Critical Partners Panelist: Brian Fontes, CEO, National Emergency Number Association (NENA) Panelist: Kim Robert Scovill, Executive Director, iCERT
Cloud-based services are gaining momentum in the 911 space, particularly as public-safety answering points (PSAPs) begin transforming their operations to an IP-based, next-generation 911 platform that is designed to handle multimedia information, not just voice calls. By leveraging cloud-based solutions, PSAPs are learning that they can access more data sources to provide better situational awareness to first responders and benefit from greater cybersecurity resources than they typically have on premise.