The American Red Cross (ARC) is the world's largest blood banking organization. The ARC is also engaged in disaster relief and emergency services.
Ciber is heavily engaged in a number of projects for the ARC. One of these efforts is the Manufacturing and Computer Standardization project, which involves implementing distributed client-server technology to ARC sites nationwide. The business objectives of this project include standardization, centralized management and control, and cost effectiveness for the 40 ARC blood regions throughout the country.
A critical phase in the blood manufacturing process is the testing of all blood components in nine national testing laboratories. Ciber is participating in the design and implementation of a nationwide system that will allow ARC to keep pace with FDA requirements and the demand for more advanced testing.
The American Red Cross is also modernizing the methods it uses to deliver Armed Forces Emergency Services, which includes reporting and communications, financial assistance, and information and referral. Other initiatives that Ciber engineers are actively engaged in include Consolidated Financial Systems, Year 2000 planning and testing, a Biomedical Executive Information System and disaster services.
- Enterprise systems, network and database management
- Systems architecture and engineering (high availability, server consolidation, performance tuning)
- Storage management, back-up and recovery solution, disaster recovery
- Asset management, capacity planning, security
- Application support, including software installation and version control
- Operations and project management, long-term strategic IT planning
- Standard operation procedures and test/implementation plans
- Data conversion
- Wide-area network engineering and connectivity modeling, remote access