US: Pitney Bowes Business Insight (PBBI) has launched MapInfo Stratus, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based solution for publishing and sharing location-based data and services at Miami – Insights 2010 User Conference. It is a Web-based solution that allows customers to push maps and data created in a desktop application, such as MapInfo Professional, to a cloud-based interactive mapping environment. This provides internal audiences or external parties with instant access to location intelligence analysis for better understanding customers and building stronger relationships.
MapInfo Stratus enables users to create a secure workspace with multiple administrators and publish directly from MapInfo Professional. Users can query address, street or other locations through intelligent text search and also retrieve recently selected addresses. Data can be manipulated using a variety of controls, including a sophisticated layer control and intuitive information tool, providing more detailed analysis.
Robert Pipe, Vice President, Product Management & Marketing, PBBI, said, “To meet our customers’ evolving needs, MapInfo Stratus will provide Web 2.0 interactive mapping analysis in a reliable and secure hosted environment. Being able to more quickly share critical location-based data created in MapInfo Professional via the cloud enables users at all levels of an organisation to better understand their customers and to develop deeper, long-term relationships that impact bottom line growth.”
To learn more about Pitney Bowes Business Insight’s cloud infrastructure, one can download the GIS Plugs into the Cloud whitepaper here.