HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 30, 2006 – Intergraph Corporation (NASDAQ: INGR) today announced a partnership with Microsoft to host a U.S. educational seminar series entitled “Is your Multi-Agency Response in Real Time?” Microsoft and Intergraph will host seven, half-day seminars, creating a forum for public safety personnel to discuss the benefits of implementing an interoperable technology infrastructure that promotes cross-agency information sharing.
The seminar series will visit seven major U.S. cities from June through November, including stops in Los Angeles, Calif. (6/27), Reston, Va. (7/26), Atlanta (8/30), Austin, Tex. (9/20), Chicago (9/27), New York (10/26), and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (11/29).
“There has never been a more relevant time to tackle the hard issues of information sharing and creating the technology foundation on which sharing is built” stated Tom Looney, director of Justice and Public Safety, Microsoft. “Microsoft is aligned with industry leaders, like Intergraph, to help deliver these public safety solutions.”
“We are pleased to be working with Microsoft on Homeland Security and Public Safety mandates that focus on the need for better information sharing and data interoperability,” stated Ben Eazzetta, president, Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure. “The National Incident Management System (NIMS) defines what information needs to be shared and who is responsible for sharing it. But as Hurricane Katrina showed us, knowing what needs to be shared and executing on that requirement are two different things. The fact of the matter is, the key to all effective emergency management is partnership, and it's about working together.”
Parties interested in attending the seminars can register online (www.intergraph.com), by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (1-800-316-5526; ask for Peter Cabaniss and reference the seminar series).
Intergraph Corporation (NASDAQ: INGR) is the leading global provider of spatial information management (SIM) software. Security organizations, businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on the company’s spatial technology and services to make better and faster operational decisions. Intergraph’s customers organize vast amounts of complex data into understandable visual representations, creating intelligent maps, managing assets, building and operating better plants and ships and protecting critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world. For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
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