SMHI signs new master agreement with Information Highway
"We chose Information Highway as a provider to offer SMHI access to the most extensive skills base possible, plus in-depth technology expertise in areas that are vital to us," reported Hans Wibeck, SMHI's Technical Controller.
Like Sweden's PTO Telia, SMHI has decided to slash its ranks of IT suppliers, and accordingly, the suppliers that are retained are regarded as having a profile that can offer the most value-added to SMHI, in terms of all the relevant evaluation criteria.
SMHI and Information Highway have already collaborated for three years on a series of projects. They include the Airviro project, with the production of a Web solution for a system for measuring air pollution, which has been customised and sold on to the Department of the Environment in the UK, and the equivalent government authority in Thailand. The alliance has also produced a service providing position-specific forecasts direct to mobile phones.