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Samdesk crisis alerts now available in the Esri platform

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March 28, 2024

In times of crisis, swift and informed action can be the difference between containment and chaos. This is why samdesk’s AI-powered real-time crisis alerts are now an integral data source available for organizations relying on Esri’s ArcGIS mapping and spatial intelligence software. 

The direct integration of samdesk real-time crisis alert data into Esri’s ArcGIS software offers organizations increased situational awareness to breaking events impacting their people and operations, while streamlining their ability to adapt their response using real-time information. 

“You cannot manage a crisis if you do not know that it’s happening. Yet most organizations merely plan for crisis events only to let damages spiral for hours or days once one happens. In today’s state of perma-crisis, organizations need real-time situational awareness to remain competitive and safe,” says James A. Neufeld, founder and CEO of samdesk. “This partnership is a really exciting opportunity for us to support organizations of all sizes and across several industries to instantly map crisis alerts to assets and operations for a truly effective response. ESRI is the undisputed leader in geospatial intelligence and we couldn’t be more excited about this partnership.”

ArcGIS is a geographic information system (GIS) used to create, manage, analyze and map all types of data. GIS is a proven IT technology that helps users understand patterns, relationships, and geographic context, providing a foundation for mapping and analysis that is used for business, operational and scientific workflows in almost every industry. ArcGIS connects maps, apps, data and people in ways that help empower organizations to make data-driven decisions more efficiently.

Samdesk’s AI sifts through billions of data points every day to spot disruptive events at an emergent state, generating early warning alerts and insights that help organizations quickly mobilize an effective response. By combining the speed of AI-powered event detection and human in the loop validation, samdesk users get industry leading alert times. The samdesk platform keeps users informed before, during and after a crisis with concise incident summaries and rich media for full situational awareness as an event unfolds. 

Three key aspects of the integration between samdesk and Esri that empower security and business continuity operations are:

  • Increased Situational Awareness: Samdesk’s AI-powered crisis alerts flow seamlessly into the familiarity of a user's ArcGIS environment as a data layer among all their organization’s integrated data. 

  • Fast Ground Truth: With samdesk’s multi-source global alerts, teams in the GSOC and on the ground can view the same information, which enables them to be deliberate and informed when responding to incidents. 

  • Streamlined SOPs: Instead of relying on multiple data points and tools to facilitate information, samdesk and Esri’s combined offering can assist in localizing and enabling quicker enactment of standard operating procedures (SOPs).

Both samdesk (booth #3040) and Esri (booth #3037) are exhibiting at ISC West in Las Vegas from April 10-12. Stop by either booth for a live demonstration of the integration and see how your organization can benefit from streamlined workflows.

Learn more about supercharging your workflows with samdesk's growing ecosystem of partners and integrations here.