Microsoft helps in Haiti

Gisli Olafsson team leader for Iceland’s Urban Search and Rescue team (the first international rescue team to arrive in Haiti), as well as disaster management technical adviser for Microsoft's Global Strategic Accounts team said: "The scene was horrible, with large parts of the city collapsed, bodies lying in the streets, and people trying to seek shelter outdoors since they were afraid of aftershocks. As you drive through the city, power cables are down in many places and rubble is often in the street, making it hard to get around."

Within a few hours after the disaster, Microsoft had activated its Disaster Response team. Visitors to Bing and MSN Web sites are being directed to ways they can support relief efforts.

Through cash donations, technology assistance and at the scene, Microsoft is contributing to a worldwide relief effort.

View Article



Comments

  • There are no comments yet. Be the first to comment!

Leave a Comment
  • Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.

Top White Papers and Webcasts

  • On-demand EventEvent Date: March 21, 2017 With the rise in ransomware attacks, bank heists that reached new levels of sophistication, and extortion plots that were beyond anything we could have imagined, 2016 certainly was an eventful year for cybersecurity. Going into 2017, no business can afford to be uninformed about cybersecurity or unprepared for an attack. Watch this informative webinar, presented by Andrey Pozhogin, Senior B2B Product Marketing Manager at Kaspersky Lab, as he examines predictions for …

  • Entire organizations suffer when their networks can't keep up and new opportunities are put on hold. Waiting on service providers isn't good business. In these examples, learn how to simplify network management so that your organization can better manage costs, adapt quickly to business demands, and seize market opportunities when they arise.

Most Popular Programming Stories

More for Developers

RSS Feeds

Thanks for your registration, follow us on our social networks to keep up-to-date