The Bavarian Red Cross (BRK) is a public corporation and part of a worldwide community of people in the international Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. It is made up of 5 district associations and 73 local sections. Red Cross helpers run more than 600 facilities, from homes and kindergartens to lifeguard and mountain rescue services.
Decentralized infrastructure is typical of an aid organization like BRK, with facilities distributed over the entire state. Of the 17,000 workers throughout Bavaria, some 5,500 have user accounts for the IT infrastructure. Despite the decentralized structure and limited IT resources, the organizations must ensure that BRK staff has rapid access to assets, especially when problems arise.