IBM to power command center-A A +A
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
ONE of the world's leading IT system providers is set to power Davao City’s command center, which will feature a centralized call center to cater to all emergency alarms across the city.
In her weekly press briefing Monday, Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said IBM won the bidding for service provider that will supply and render service in developing the city's command center.
International Business Machines (IBM) is an American firm with an extension office in the Philippines.
Duterte-Carpio said she is happy and delighted upon knowing that IBM got the project since she is confident with the American technology.
But the mayor did not go into details about the project's cost, saying IBM is set to hold a separate briefing detailing the whole project it is set to venture with the City Government.
"They will be the one to present kung unsaon nila to'ng (on how they will do the) project," Duterte-Carpio said.
The mayor said the proposed centralized call center will be situated on the third floor of the present Public Safety and Command Center on Quimpo Boulevard.
She added that IBM will put up the centralized call center for Davao City along with the technology and needed equipment but it will be owned and run by the city government. (JOP)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on June 20, 2012.