Service Streamlines Feds Decision Making
Questerra bases its spatial data visualization Web service for the government sector on Sun ONE.Questerra Wednesday announced the availability of its spatial data visualization Web service for the government sector powered by products and technology from Sun Microsystems Inc. and useful for homeland security and other applications. The Charlottesville, Va., IT services company, a subsidiary of MeadWestvaco Corp., of Stamford, Conn., made its announcement at the E-Gov conference in Washington Wednesday. Questerra said its service leverages Suns technology to provide solutions strategic to Homeland Security initiatives and other federal applications. In fact, Questerra maintains that its Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE)-based solution offers an open platform that ensures interoperability across all government agencies, enabling better decision making by combining various information sources into an intuitive, intelligence mapping and collaborative service. Questerra officials said the company provides government users with a secure Web-based system for solving public policy issues such as bio-terrorism risks. The Questerra solution links disparate datasets from hospitals, first responders, pharmacies, local authorities and others, and allows for collaborative, spatially enabled analysis.
Questerra chose Sun as its core infrastructure based on the companys hardware portfolio, storage solutions, Sun ONE and the integration of the Santa Clara, Calif.-based systems companys software products.