October 5, 2011 – Directions Magazine
Since 9/11, securing the U.S.-Canada border has become an increasingly critical issue, but security is often hampered by lack of coordination between government agencies on both sides of the border. This article looks at a system called "Virtual City," built as a potential solution to help first responders and emergency managers.
May 18, 2011 – IDM
A leader in renewable and clean energy projects, Australia’s Pacific Hydro selected
Visual Fusion to link its extensive GIS repository and SharePoint documents. The
combination extends the use of GIS and data visualization across the enterprise,
allowing all departments to be better informed, and resulting in better decision-making.
November 15, 2010 – GISCafe
The world of Business Intelligence software can go one step further with IDV Solutions’
new release, Visual Fusion 5.0, (VF 5) business intelligence software that unites
data sources in a web-based, visual context to allow users and developers to create
applications with interactive data visualization. Visual Fusion makes it possible
to get business data into online maps easily and can be used anywhere -- from marketing
to crisis response. One of the great things about VF 5 is its integration with Microsoft
April 21, 2010 - Directions Magazine
20/20 Companies set two priorities - replacing an outdated process and maximizing
return on investment - when this marketing and direct sales company implemented
a new application for one of its core business processes...
February 25, 2010 - Directions Magazine
For security professionals, instant access to multiple information streams and the
ability to see the relationships between them are essential to their work. To accomplish
this, Microsoft relies on a geographic mashup built with Visual Fusion from IDV
Solutions, software that...
November 2, 2009 - Business Line
Visual Fusion is featured as a key component in Microsoft's Global Security Operations
Center architecture, their personnel and asset security platform...
June 15, 2009 - GIS Cafe
A new version of Visual Fusion, Visual Fusion 4.0, offers integration between Microsoft
Office, SharePoint, and geospatial mashup technology. How this integration works
is that Visual Fusion extends features of SharePoint to provide an interactive,
visual user interface. Users can work with familiar tools such as Microsoft Office
and integrate these seamlessly into map applications and other mashups...
June 11, 2009 - Directions Magazine
In just four years IDV has transitioned from a service provider to a technology
platform provider with a dozen partners, including Microsoft. Its new release, Visual
Fusion 4, brings a geospatial dimension to existing technology and datasets to reveal
what lies beneath....
April 22, 2009 - PC World
It's late November 2008; antigovernment protestors have taken over Bangkok's airport
and 30 Microsoft employees who had travelled to Thailand are now stuck. But Microsoft's
global security operations center is quick to respond, relying on a mapping application
that runs on a combination of Microsoft products and Visual Fusion...
December 17, 2008 - Geneva, Switzerland
The United Nations International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is working
with IDV Solutions and Microsoft to create a global view of telecommunications development
using Visual Fusion Suite® and Microsoft Virtual Earth. By leveraging and further
investing in Global View and ICT Eye, ITU, Microsoft and IDV aim to develop the
world's most innovative and widely-used online platform for showcasing global information
and communication technologies (ICT) development activities, supporting decision
making, promoting public-private partnerships, and tracking progress towards the
goals of the World Summit on the Information Society...
November 4, 2008 - SharePoint Magazine
Visual Fusion, from IDV Solutions, a Microsoft Gold ISV Partner, provides a platform
for managing many types of geospatial content and for creating applications that
display enterprise data and Web feeds on a Virtual Earth map. Visual Fusion brings
location intelligence to SharePoint, creating a platform to build highly visual
October 29, 2008 - Microsoft Single View Platform
The United Nations International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has launched
ITU Global View, a data visualization solution jointly developed with Microsoft
and IDV Solutions, which is built on the Microsoft Single View Platform. As an online
mapping application, it is being used to track and help accelerate the implementation
of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) goals, and provides decision-makers
and stakeholders with a comprehensive view of current telecommunications infrastructure,
projects and statistics.
October 22, 2008 - Directions Magazine
IDV Solutions announced an open beta of its SpatialWiki recently. SpatialWiki "is
an Enterprise 2.0 offering for visual collaboration, deployable within SharePoint
or with cloud-based storage. The wiki offers users a number of great benefits including
the ability to create custom geospatial shapes on a map, search and view shared
geography, and export files." We posed some questions to Chief Technology Officer
June 29, 2008 - International Herald Tribune
The ITU, with the help of two software companies, Microsoft and IDV Solutions, has
already created a more limited database called Global View, which tracks the spread
of information and communications technologies in Africa, showing how different
regions stack up in terms of mobile network coverage, broadband access and other
May 12, 2008 - African Press Organization
President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt inaugurated TELECOM AFRICA 2008, which opened to
the public today in Cairo, Egypt. A major showcase for cutting edge information
and communication technologies (ICT) that includes an industry exhibition, ITU TELECOM
AFRICA presents a unique forum for brainstorming and an important networking platform
for both governments and the private sector to chart the future course of the ICT
May 12, 2008 - Lansing Business Monthly
IDV Solutions, LLC has taken mapping to a whole new level. By developing a suite
of visualization software using map-based data, governmental organizations and corporations
can now integrate and see all vital information in one place online.
April 29, 2008 - Great Lakes IT Report
Scott Caulk, the company's product manager, described the company's core product
— software called Visual Fusion Server, a visual composite application platform
that allows enterprises to consolidate information in the context of location and
March 5, 2008 - Directions Magazine
In this brief interview, IDV Solutions explains the “how and why” their
Visual Fusion differs from other composite applications. Visual Fusion has the ability
to focus the display of data around its “where” and “when”
elements, and then display this in a rich, highly interactive user environment.
Senior Managing Editor Nora Parker posed five questions to IDV Solutions'
Product Manager Scott Caulk about the company's latest release, Visual Fusion Server
February 18, 2008 - GIS Cafe
Lansing, MI firm IDV Solutions recently released Visual Fusion Server 3.0 (VFS),
what they refer to as a “visual composite application platform.” According
to the press release, “VFS goes beyond typical enterprise mashups to integrate
with and extend Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS), connect to any data
source or Web service, and empower users to create compelling, interactive, actionable
composites of data and services focused on solving real business needs.”
September 10, 2007 - GIS Cafe
“Fusion” has become a popular tag in our society, what with Asian and
other “Fusion” style foods tempting us. The term is liberally used in
the geospatial industry as well, as it becomes more apparent that some information
becomes more valuable if fused with other information — such as maps, datasets,
visualizations, spreadsheets — into a cohesive fabric.
June 19, 2007 - IDV Solutions White Paper
The recent data explosion within organizations has left managers wondering if they
are truly garnering the highest value possible from bulging data warehouses, or
even worse, from disparate, siloed data sources resulting from mergers and acquisitions,
inter-organizational fiefdoms, or simple non-integration.
June 4, 2007 - Computerworld
IDV Solutions’ Hurricane Management System created for BP won Computerworld
Honors Program award in the category of “Environment, Energy and Agriculture.”
The Hurricane Management System was also one of the fifty finalists for ten awards.
April 1, 2006 - Intelligent Enterprise
The three principles of real estate are becoming true for data. Geospatial tools
combined with databases and BI software bring about 'location intelligence' for
better branch positioning, improved service delivery and more.
March 21, 2006 - DM Review
Data is useless if it never crosses the chasm of understanding to become actionable
information. Enterprises are literally swimming in data, but relatively limited
in their ability to decipher, analyze and act upon the data that they have.
January 2, 2006 - Lansing State Journal
Grand Ledge-based IDV Solutions, founded a year ago by Clemens and partner Mark
Morrison, uses mapping techniques to perform sophisticated data analysis for clients,
including Microsoft Corp. and the U.S. government.
December 22, 2005 - GIS Monitor
Businesses are rapidly realizing how much geospatial technologies can help their
bottom lines. This is driving demand for expertise in building, customizing, and
integrating GPS-based fleet tracking systems, RFID, Wi-Fi, cell phones, GIS, mobile
computing, and Web interfaces. The single biggest reason for management interest
in tracking vehicles and their cargo is usually “shrinkage” —
a euphemism for loss of products due to employee theft, shoplifting, administrative
and paperwork errors, and vendor fraud as goods are moved around. Additionally,
automatic vehicle location (AVL) allows companies to make fuller use of their fleets
by dynamically changing routes as needed while drivers are on the road.
December 20, 2005 - Location Intelligence Magazine
While the past five years of corporate and government IT were focused on collecting,
aggregating and efficiently storing data, the next five years will likely see major
strides being made in using these data assets: namely, displaying, disseminating
and analyzing data. Attention has turned from how to get the data to how to use
it better within an enterprise-class environment; i.e., a Web-ready infrastructure.
The problem of storing data will not go away - especially so with the advent of
RFID, mobile asset tracking and the potential of collecting terabytes of data in
one day of operation - but some of the focus is shifting, and organizations are
looking for technologies to help them better utilize data.
November 26, 2005 - Detroit News
Grand Ledge, Mich. - Mark Morrison grew up near the birth place of Oldsmobile, but
computers and the Internet are where he sees the future.
November 18, 2005 - Great Lakes IT Report
IDV, founded in January 2004, provides map-based data visualization, using the intuitive
feel of mapping to display and analyze complex data sets. The company has picked
up significant customers almost from its inception, including corporate giants like
BP plc. Keenan said IDV is now on its seventh project for BP, and has helped the
oil company in a variety of map-based asset tracking and monitoring Web applications.
October 12, 2005 - Lansing State Journal
In the initial weeks after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast region, first responders
scrambled to reach stranded survivors.
December 31, 2004 - Directions Magazine
In our last article we talked about how location intelligence, the merging of GIS
with business intelligence, can provide strategic advantage to companies looking
to do business in emerging markets like China, Russia and India. Through map visualization,
spatial analysis and data enhancement, location intelligence can bolster critical
business activities like site selection and competitor intelligence.
August 10, 2004 - Directions Magazine
There is no surer sign that emerging markets like China, Russia and India are coming
of age than the increase in the number of requests we are getting from our customers
for location data and analysis for these markets. As companies search for new markets
for growth opportunities, they quickly realize that lack of established presence
in these markets leaves them with no historical or internal data resources to pull
from — such as customers, point of sale, or even supplier information. In these
cases, location data sources such as geography and demographics can provide the
foundation for establishing location intelligence.
June 9, 2004 - Directions Magazine
At the late April SYS-CON technology symposium in Boston, Macromedia gave a keynote
address entitled "SOA+RIA=ROI," that outlined how the benefits of web service architectures
(Service-oriented Architectures, or SOAs for short) combined with a new breed of
internet application, dubbed rich internet applications (RIA), would bring higher
levels of return on investment (ROI) to the enterprise. The main thrust of the keynote
was that the widely popular Flash technology and platform, now exemplified by a
new breed of RIAs, had matured beyond a technical novelty solely in the hands of
Flash specialists: Flash was now a bona fide enterprise technology that adds measurable