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      Published Dec 08 2020, 1:35 PM by Mimmo Marchetti

      Adapting to rapidly changing times

      The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has been felt right across the globe. None of us know how long it will last, but one thing we can be certain of is that it will have an impact long after the virus has been contained.

      The socio-economic challenges Covid-19 presents are already becoming evident. In some areas where this has been most immediately and acutely apparent, it has been exacerbated by political unrest and a surge in refugees.

      We all know that the future is unpredictable, but planning ahead for a rapidly changing world is even more complex. Limited budgets could become tighter, while demands are likely to grow and priorities may change frequently. So, organisations will need to be more agile in how they allocate funding and more scrupulous in their use of existing resources and infrastructure.

      Turning Capex into Opex

      Collaboration across humanitarian agencies is one way to help optimise resources, although this can be complicated by disparate communication systems.  Based on insight from working side-by-side with humanitarians for many years, Motorola Solutions has developed a service offering that can be customised to meet individual needs.

      Under the umbrella of “Managed Services” it allows you to pick the solutions that suit your operation and to pay based on usage. In this way, you reduce your initial investment and can more accurately forecast your operating expenses.

      Covering everything from product and implementation to technical support, repair, preventative maintenance, network monitoring and upgrades, Managed Services enables humanitarian organisations to avoid the distraction of trying to keep pace with technology and to stay focused on saving and improving lives.

      How it works

      We have integrated Managed Services across our ecosystem comprised of mission-critical communications, tracking systems, Command Centre software, video security & analytics and support services. This modular system has been created to optimise situational awareness and real-time intelligence so that the most important information can flow quickly and seamlessly throughout your organisation.

      With Managed Services you have peace of mind that your communications technology will be there when you need it, keeping teams in touch and informed.

      An example of such a service is WAVE PTX, our subscription-based, Push-To-Talk cloud solution. It has been designed specifically to enable teams like humanitarians to connect across different networks and locations instantly and share information regardless of device and service provider.

      WAVE PTX offers you the flexibility of additional capacity when you need it, without a significant upfront investment. Fixed usage costs also make it easier to manage your budget and maximise your available resources.

      And it doesn’t have to stop there. Video -as-a-Service (Vaas) is gaining momentum in various parts of the world. It will not be long before we have pay-as-you-go programmes for body-worn cameras, fixed video and other surveillance solutions that include hardware, software, support and services.  This will enable you to capture information and share it in real time to promote more intelligent decision-making and a more efficient response to crisis situations.  

      Here to support you

      Motorola Solutions has been a trusted partner in mission-critical communications for over 90 years. Whatever challenges may come our way, we will continue to stand side-by-side with you, helping you to support vulnerable communities and save lives.

      If you’d like to know more about how you can gain greater financial flexibility without compromising on safety or efficiency, get in touch with me.

      Best wishes for a healthy, safe and peaceful new year.

      Mimmo Marchetti
      United Nations and International Accounts Manager
      Motorola Solutions
      m: +39 | 349 760 2203


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