IBM Software to Manage $36B Military Real Estate Portfolio; Dave Bartlett, Andrew Manley Comment

Dave Bartlett

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has won a contract to provide software and services for managing real estate property of military bases and housing facilities, the company announced Wednesday.

Andrew Manley

The total value of real estate covered under this project is around $36 billion, the company said, covering 900 square miles, 45, 000 buildings, 55, 000 houses and 135, 000 single living spaces.

The U.K.’s Defence Infrastructure Organisation, part of the Ministry of Defense, will use IBM’s TRIRIGA software to obtain visibility of its properties and data on how those properties are being used.

“Having the right data at the right time is essential for DIO, ” said Dave Bartlett, IBM’s vice president for smarter physical infrastructure.

Bartlett added the organization will use the analytics and smarter buildings software to gain intelligence into how it is using real estate.

DIO will use IBM’s analytics technology as part of the transformation process happening throughout the MoD, said Andrew Manley, DIO chief executive.

Upgrades will be launched incrementally through April 2014 and the company said it determined the date based on analysis of future business needs, DIO’s technology landscape and communication with industry.

Esri U.K. will provide the organization a geospatial tool for viewing infrastructure and assets.

Properties under DIO’s responsibility include barracks, training grounds and land, air and naval bases, encompassing close to 4, 000 sites, according to IBM.

Many of those sites are located in Germany, Cyprus, the Falkland Islands, Norway, Poland, Kenya, Canada and Belize.

DIO will assess whether buildings or bases are being used at full capacity and make decisions on using resources to open up space for other purposes.

According to IBM, buildings are responsible for 45 percent of carbon emissions in the U.K.

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