|[December 11, 2013]
A.M. BestTV: IBM Giving Cities New Way to Prepare for the Worst
OLDWICK, N.J. --(Business Wire)--
In this episode of A.M. BestTV, Peter Williams, a distinguished
engineer at IBM (News - Alert), discusses a new project that measures how well cities
are prepared to respond to catastrophic events and emerging threats. The
new scorecard, developed by IBM and Aecom, a technical and management
support services provider, assesses urban resilience. The tool,
according to Williams, helps cities integrate agencies, processes, data
and infrastructure to better respond to various kinds of natural
disasters or threats and attacks. Williams said currently, the most
resilient cities are the ones that have already faced major stresses in
the past, citing San Francisco as an example of an urban area that
understands and has addressed earthquake risk. Williams added that the
benefits go beyond saving lives and property. He said that global
businesses may use the preparedness of a city as a deciding factor when
considering where to put their assets nd investments. Click on www.ambest.com/v.asp?v=ibm1213
to view the video program.
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