Icelandic IT company TM Software received a letter of acknowledgement and a trophy from Microsoft in the US for a solution designed by Magnús Ingi Stefánsson and his team in relation to the natural disaster in Burma (Myanmar) last year.
“It is a fantastic recognition, not only for us at TM Software but also Icelandic software in general. It is great that we are trusted in participating in the design for such important solutions and the enormous responsibility that comes with it,” Stefánsson told Fréttabladid.
Microsoft, which works closely with the United Nations on several humanitarian projects, contacted TM Software with the purpose of designing a solution based on the SharePoint program to compile data and distribute information in the disaster zone.
Around 100,000 people lost their lives when a cyclone hit Burma last spring.
“In relation to that we have been working on the development of a gateway in consultation with Microsoft, which stores information on all natural disasters that occur in the world,” Stefánsson said.
“We are working on that project by ourselves and the results will be used by the UN. It is therefore a very large project and a great honor,” Stefánsson added.