30.11.2012, von Antony Savvas
The MoD's Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has awarded IBM a contract to help make the running of its £24 billion property portfolio more energy and operationally efficient.
DIO is responsible for the management of around 4,000 separate sites worldwide, including military barracks, land, air and naval bases, and military training grounds.
Using IBM's smarter buildings software and services, DIO expects to reduce building operating costs and find ways to better use its existing real estate.
DIO will use IBM technology to replace its "outdated legacy IT environment" and create a new centralised information management system to allow faster analysis, said DIO.
Andrew Manley, DIO chief executive, said, "IBM analytics technology helps us continue our work in creating a world-class infrastructure to put DIO at the leading edge of the technology transformation process happening right now across the MoD."
The IBM TRIRIGA system will provide an integrated property management platform comprising of software and consultancy services. This will give DIO central visibility of its property and data on how efficiently they are being used.