Analytics tools from data analytics firm Chorus Intelligence are now available on Microsoft Azure. The company’s Analyser and Investigator solutions help police forces piece together crucial case information.
Chorus Intelligence’s Analyser lets intelligence analysts manage vast quantities of data, such as call records and device downloads, and help them spot patterns and sequences. The Investigator tool helps officers develop lines of enquiry by showing them the most important elements of the case such as what happened, when and where.
“We are pleased to offer Chorus in the cloud with Microsoft Azure, allowing law enforcement to embrace ‘cloud-first’ principles so they can cut costs and help investigators to work more securely, efficiently and collaboratively,” said Boyd Mulvey, chief executive of Chorus.
“After reviewing all potential cloud partners, it became clear that Microsoft Azure was the right cloud solution for Chorus and our customers. From county lines crime to missing persons, crime does not stay within force boundaries. We wholeheartedly believe that data and intelligence must travel securely with the case in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the investigation – and wider utilisation of the cloud to share data and analysis will provide the means to do that.”
Police can securely store and access their data in the cloud since the UK’s National Police Information Risk Management Team reviewed its data centres in September 2017.
“Microsoft Azure helps Chorus Intelligence deploy solutions that enable law enforcement to focus more on solving crime and less on managing servers,” said Mike Riordan, UK police lead at Microsoft. “Chorus’ software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions allow police customers to take advantage of the flexibility and enterprise-grade reliability that Azure provides. All too often UK forces struggle to adopt improved operational services due to their legacy technology stack, and the SaaS delivery method from Chorus, which has been approved by those in the Police ICT Company, provides the speed to service which policing requires in order to counter today’s threats.
“We are excited to see companies like Chorus Intelligence add value by integrating its solutions with Azure, where future enhanced capability can be quickly tested and deployed into operational use.”
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