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IBM Reports Inforination: a Inatter of life. When firemen respond to a blaze in Wichita, Kansas, they are likely to know in advance if there are any invalids in the residence who will need special help. The fire department's computer system provides instant information about where any of 400 invalids in the city live-information that can be relayed to fir emen while they are speeding to the fir e. A citizen with an emergency telephones the police department in Hampton, Virginia. A computer-based dispatch system, which helps police handle some 250 calls daily, brings patrolmen to the scene anywhere within a 54-square-mile area in an average of seven or eight minutes- half the time it formerly took. A patient complaining of chest pains is admitted to a small hospital in a remote Texas community. Electrocardiogram tests are taken and the results transmitted to a medical center in Houston. A computer-analyzed report comes back in minutes . Proper treatment can begin at once.

Concerned action becomes possible Increasingly, in communities throughout the nation, the difference between life and death or injury is the same: information .. . information made possible, and usable, by modern technology. Information technology is IBM's business: providing products, from modern computers to advanced office systems, to record information, store it, process it, retrieve it and communicate it. Declining costs spur wider use There are hundreds of companies in the information technology industry, and they are constantly developing new and better products-driving down the cost of using information technology at a startling rate. For example, just 10 years ago, it cost $25 per month to store a million characters of information in an advanced IBM direct access storage system. Today it costs 50 cents. It is this kind of progress that has made it practical for many more fire departments, police departments, hospitals and other organizations to take advantage of information technology and put it to use in new and caring ways. In its research, and in the stream of products that flows from that research , IBM is searching for-and finding- still better ways to help put information to work for people.

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