WASHINGTON, March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Amida Technology Solutions, a Washington, DC-based open source software company, today announced the release of Indaba, a collaboration platform designed to assemble distributed knowledge about hard-to-measure concepts like freedom, independence, and corruption. Indaba converts distributed expertise and experience into data sets for analysis, dissemination, and decisions.
"Indaba is a spectacular addition to our data management portfolio," said Amida co-founder and CEO Peter L. Levin. "Amida helps customers solve their most challenging data management problems. Now, with Indaba, they can access and manage data that is stored in their most valuable asset of all: their people. Indaba fills the world's most difficult data gaps in its most challenging places, from developing countries to conflict regions, with the knowledge of experts who know."
Before Indaba it was nearly impossible for international development professionals to bring networked knowledge about critical human conditions together into a dependable, reusable set of information. Their work is focused on equality, transparency, well-being, and security, which are transcendently important and extremely difficult to measure. Indaba structures inherently subjective information into coherent and reliable data.
Indaba is the first tool specifically built to accommodate the needs of diverse teams who work on hard problems. It is a highly configurable, easy-to-use software platform that turns qualitative inputs into quantitative outcomes for human judgment and consensus building.
"I know first-hand that data is absolutely critical to moving international development forward, and Indaba has tackled one of the toughest problems: do we know if we are succeeding and if so, how?" said Maura O'Neill, former Chief Innovation Officer and Senior Counselor to the Administrator at the U.S. Agency for International Development. "Before Indaba there was no tool in the market that enabled people from a wide variety of backgrounds to figure out together, in real-time, what really helps make developing countries healthier, more educated, more prosperous, and more secure."
Retired Marine Corps General and Amida board member John R. Allen said, "One of my greatest challenges in Iraq, and later leading the NATO force in Afghanistan, was how to best commit resources to stabilize operations and support mid- to long-term development. Understanding the realities of the environment was essential, but gaining that knowledge was expensive and unreliable. Having now seen Indaba, I wish I'd had this capability in the field. Future commanders will need tools exactly like Indaba to ensure their scarce resources are best applied to create the greatest return."
Amida Vice President and former Chief Strategy Officer at the Millennium Challenge Corporation, Alicia Phillips Mandaville said, "Indaba was originally conceived and incubated in the non-profit and open government community. Amida is proud to offer this completely rebuilt, enterprise-ready, open source platform."
Indaba changes the way stakeholder networks contribute to real-time evaluation, to make better program decisions, and ultimately deliver greater impact. All of that starts with data. All of that starts with Indaba.
Amida Technology Solutions, LLC is an open-source software company that focuses on data management, data interoperability, and data security. Amida's customers are in the health care, NGO, international development, and open government and government service sectors. They rely on Amida to design, develop, and deploy enterprise platforms that enable the management and secure exchange of sensitive information. Find us at www.amida-tech.com. Learn more about Indaba at www.indaba.amida-tech.com.
SOURCE Amida Technology Solutions