A brief blog post on technology and how effectively we use it within emergency management.
As emergency management and business continuity professionals, technology can help us develop our individual capabilities and help us develop more effective programs. I must admit I have a bias in favor of using technology but I wonder, as a profession, if we are using it as effectively as we could? Collaboration among professionals helps us develop ourselves and our programs and to an extent this is happening, but much of the time it is happening within fairly narrow professional silos. This collaboration would be more effective if it took place on a broader scale across the various professions involved in managing emergencies and business continuity and if, where possible, it included the public.