WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Cloud computing, often referred to as simply “the cloud,” is the delivery of on-demand computing resources — everything from applications to data centers — over the Internet on a pay-for-use basis, according to IBM.
“IBM… is enabling law enforcement agencies of any size to access one of the world’s largest networks of law enforcement data comprising more than a billion shareable documents from the Cloud.”
The shift of the database from a software application to the Cloud, IMB noted, will provide law enforcement agencies quick access to a vast network of criminal data.
The i2 COPLINK Cloud program has geospatial mapping features, a facial recognition module and allows law enforcement to centralize criminal data in a single location. These features enable law enforcement to run analysis on partial information, such as a portion of a license plate, a tattoo or a nickname.
i2 COPLINK is a product of IBM’s Safer Planet portfolio, which focuses on addressing challenges in law enforcement, emergency management, cyber threats, fraud and defense and security intelligence.