For instance, with these new capabilities DIO can assess if buildings or bases are not being used at full capacity. They can then decide to consolidate resources to either free up space for other uses or eliminate the cost from their balance sheets.
The IBM solution will also enable processes to be streamlined across the MoD's diverse organization by linking with the systems used by DIO's Next Generation Estate Contracts team. This will reduce reliance on multiple outdated systems, and greatly speed up and improve the flow of information between the organization and its industrial partners. Overall, this will help to support an improved, more agile and strategic management of its estate.
"Having the right data at the right time is essential for DIO," said Dave Bartlett, vice president, Smarter Physical Infrastructure, IBM. "IBM's analytics and smarter buildings software will help provide a new level of intelligence to how the MoD is managing its global real estate portfolio."
The upgraded system will be launched in a number of capability releases through April 2014. These are based on analysis of future business needs, the current DIO technology landscape and engagement with industry through procurement.IBM's strategy is to seamlessly integrate technology into the world around us to drive greater intelligence on this Smarter Planet. The world around us is changing, and technology is no longer a siloed area, but a fundamental element to the growth and success of every business. Everything from buildings, to transportation systems, manufacturing, healthcare and to cities themselves are becoming smarter. Launched in 2008, IBM has been focused on driving this next era of information technology and its impact on business and society. For additional information on DIO, visit: www.mod.uk/dio. For more information on IBM Smarter Buildings and TRIRIGA, visit: www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/buildings. Contact(s) Information Kara Yi IBM Media Relations 415-871-6321 email@example.com John Galvez IBM UK Media Relations 07734-104275 firstname.lastname@example.org SOURCE IBM