May 28, 2024

The ticking clock: Every minute counts in incident response

Organisations can be efficient with right new-generation solutions like OODA

By Méliné Eolmezian-Soulie, VP of Marketing & Development, Obvious Technologies

In today’s interconnected world, organisations, whether they are public or private, operate like clockwork. But what happens when there is a delay, even if it is just for a few minutes?

The repercussions can be far-reaching, affecting the bottom line and the essence of operational integrity.

What is the impact of a few minutes on various industries?

  • Healthcare: Imagine a cardiac arrest patient. Every second counts. A minute’s delay in response can drastically reduce survival rates. It is not just about saving a life but about ensuring the best possible treatment for the patient.
  • Fire departments: Fires can easily double in size every minute. A slight delay can turn a controllable fire into an uncontrollable inferno, risking lives and causing extensive property damage.
  • Law enforcement: In a high-speed chase or a burglary in progress, a minute can give criminals the edge they need, affecting the safety of communities and the efficacy of law enforcement agencies.
  • Transportation and logistics: A minute’s delay at a significant seaport can lead to backlog hours, affecting global supply chains, causing financial losses, and disrupting delivery schedules.
  • Industrial production: Production lines are synchronised for efficiency. A minute’s interruption can lead to hours of downtime, affecting delivery schedules and client commitments.
  • Financial institutions: In high-frequency trading, a minute can mean millions. Beyond trading, delays in system responses can erode customer trust and lead to regulatory scrutiny.

Based on this, the challenge remains: what can be decently achieved in a few minutes if you consider the multiple steps that compose incident response? 

Navigating the labyrinth of incident response

To mitigate these challenges:

  • Anticipate and prepare: Consolidate operational expertise and intelligence to foresee potential challenges. Set up regular updates and rehearse response plans to ensure they are effective at any moment.
  • Evaluate and act: Implement automated real-time monitoring systems to detect issues as they arise. Use AI-driven tools to quickly evaluate the nature and criticality of the incident with the best course of action and dispatch resources efficiently.
  • Communicate and align: In times of crisis, seamless and straightforward communication is paramount. Ensure all stakeholders in the chain are permanently kept informed. Use the proper visualisation tools to ensure missions are clear, concise, georeferenced, contextualised and time stamped.
  • Adjust and optimise: Beyond prediction, use data flow analytics to refine and optimise post-response strategies continuously. Understand patterns, identify weak points, and proactively address them.

Introducing the OODA advantage

In this challenging landscape, OODA stands out as a comprehensive solution. It is not just a technological tool; it embeds tactical, operational, and strategic decision-support components.

By processing and correlating real-time data from multiple sources, providing actionable data, and facilitating seamless team coordination – powered by 3D data visualisation – OODA ensures that organisations are always a step ahead, turning challenges into opportunities.

In conclusion

The modern world does not wait. Every minute, every second counts. With the right new-generation solutions like OODA, organisations can ensure they are not just keeping up but setting the pace, ensuring operational excellence, and delivering unparalleled value to their public and private stakeholders across all mission-critical industries.

Featured image: OODA is a 360-degree command and control system platform. Image: Obvious Technologies

For more information:

Obvious Technologies is a leading technology company specialising in 3D data visualisation, machine learning and digital twin cities. Headquartered in Paris, France, the company ideates, develops, and provides relevant SaaS solutions to all mission-critical markets.

The company’s flagship product is the OODA platform – a next-generation 3D PISM and command and control system – for smart and secure borders, infrastructure, and more.
The proprietary platform features configured user privileges such as alarm management, video monitoring, 3D visualisation and more, offering strategic solutions to time-sensitive and mission-critical situations.

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