South Asia tsunami: Firstlogic donates software to the United Nations
This data quality software, known as IQ8 and IQ Insight, will be used for data analysis on forensic and financial records of United Nations programs in tsunami-affected areas. The software will improve the quality of data analysis.
"The UN will benefit from this donation, which will help achieve high quality, reliable, and complete data to better review financial records and take more informed decisions about the delivery of humanitarian assistance in tsunami-affected areas," said Jan Egeland, the United Nations' Emergency Relief Coordinator. He also welcomed the continued interest of the private sector in supporting the work of the United Nations.
"We know that the task of reviewing all the financial data coming from programmes in tsunami affected areas is enormous," said Joe Zurawski, Firstlogic Vice-President of Global Alliances and Product Management. "Firstlogic is very pleased to help the United Nations in its goal to achieve high standards in accounting for the funds received for this disaster."
About UNDP and OCHA
UNDP is the UN's global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners.
OCHA is the United Nation's department for the coordination of humanitarian response, policy development and humanitarian advocacy in complex emergencies and disasters.
Firstlogic is the recognized market leader for enterprise-wide information quality and print and mail solutions. In addition to developing commercial solutions, Firstlogic partners with many systems integrators, consultants, and original equipment manufacturers to provide its unique technology to their end-user customers. Founded in 1984, Firstlogic today serves thousands of customers worldwide, including Global 2000 companies across a broad spectrum of industries. For more information, visit www.firstlogic.com
To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.