Explore insightful blog posts from the BlueGranite team covering government topics and scenarios.
As the extraordinary, rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic took hold in the United States, one of the first regions to feel its devastating toll was also one of the first to seek solid strategies to manage disease transmission and slow infection rates. With no time to lose and everything at stake, this state’s heavily burdened Department of Health prioritized development of an innovative, tactical COVID-19 action response – employing technology to prevent countless deaths, lessen the strain on hospitals, enable contact tracing, and reduce economic shocks.
In collaboration with Microsoft and the state health department, BlueGranite – a Microsoft Gold partner, employed its Data and AI proficiency to help speed response tools into existence. Working together, we quickly facilitated a plan of action – clarifying technology goals around the region’s pandemic response – then embarked on a full-scale implementation effort.
Popular with tourists and residents, electric scooter startups and their e-scooters have flooded major cities over the past few years. As 2018 ended, more than 85,000 e-scooters were available for public use across 100 U.S. cities. The low-cost rentals cut emissions and parking, ride sharing, or car hire costs. But problems – congestion, injuries, and accidents, to name a few – have plagued the runaway success of these shared urban mobility devices.
Clean water – it’s essential to human health and the health of the planet. Based in the U.S. mid-Atlantic region, one of the world’s largest advanced wastewater treatment facilities provides clean water to nearly a million people, and treats wastewater, returning it to the water cycle, for nearly as many. Radical and rapid technology changes require the water treatment giant to maintain vigilance against potential vulnerabilities in its system. To that end, the utility brought in BlueGranite to build a revolutionary Azure platform that transforms security infrastructure, and furthers advanced analysis, machine learning, and equipment-monitoring capabilities.
Mike Depoian is Vice President at BlueGranite. He has been a part of the team since the beginning, and is BlueGranite's U.S. Public Sector Account Lead. Mike has completed an Executive Management Program through the University of Notre Dame and has served on the U.S. Board of Directors for the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP).