In the beginning of May when Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar the Microsoft Corporation asked TM Software, as well as several other Microsoft Partners, to support the disaster relief by building a SharePoint solution for the United Nations. The SharePoint website shall keep all data and information exchange at the disaster areas where dozens of charity organisations are working on assisting the affected people where it is extremely necessary that all information are available at a dynamic communication platform.
Solution for all volunteers
After Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar many organizations assisted in the relief e.g. with basic medical service, food, water, tents and children assistance. So that the communication between these organizations can flow easily and all information exists for all volunteers Microsoft offered to help by setting up a SharePoint communication website. The Microsoft Corporation approached TM Software as the SharePoint knowledge of TM Software’s specialists is immense; hence they joined a large group of Microsoft employees and partners all around the world. “The solution was build from scratch and we were approximately 30-35 people working on it. It only took roughly a week to configure and setup the solution as the most qualified specialists belonged to the project team,” said Magnús Ingi Stefánsson, project manager at TM Software. He along with Þórmundur Helgason, software developer at TM Software and other specialists worked on the project for TM Software.
Handle the maintenance and continues development
The SharePoint website http://myanmar.humanitarianinfo.org/ has been in the air since 14th of May or approximately a week after the Myanmar disaster and it has been in continues development ever since. It is estimated that the website will continue to be up and running for six to seven months. Now, TM Software handles all maintenance and continues development of the website.
„Due to the specific knowledge that exist at TM Software the specialists of the company where asked to take on the task and they will handle all maintenance of the website for the remaining months. Working with TM Software’s employees was extremely good. Their SharePoint skills are excellent and therefore they were asked to join this partnership project,” said Gísli Ólafsson, the leader of the Microsoft disaster relief and Jón Harry Óskarsson, project manager of the Myanmar project and consultant of enterprise solutions at Microsoft Iceland.
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