Abstract—Recent emergency situations in the world show the tendency that the occurrence frequency of natural disasters is expected to increase in future. Therefore new approaches for emergency management need to be elaborated based on the latest ICT developments. Cloud computing is considered as a possible way to lower the cost and complexity of computing by providing applications running on the Internet. Many organizations are looking at cloud computing as a new form of emergency management which will keep business continuity. Cloud computing could contribute to emergency management since it could facilitate the sharing of information among private and government organizations. The current article tries to analyze the specific features and problems of cloud computing use as a possible integration component in the emergency management and to generate some basic recommendations for providing support for the business continuity regardless of the natural disaster occurrence.
Index Terms—Cloud computing, emergency management, natural disasters, information system, integration.
D. Velev is with the University of National and World Economy, Sofia 1700, Bulgaria (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
P. Zlateva is with the ISER, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia 1113, Bl. 2, Bulgaria (e-mail:email@example.com).
Cite: Dimiter Velev, Member, IACSIT, and Plamena Zlateva, "A Feasibility Analysis of Emergency Management with Cloud Computing Integration," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 188-193, 2012.