There is nothing more exciting then winning a trifecta at the race track unless you live in the world of smarter buildings( like me )and are celebrating today’s triumvirate of IWMS, EAM and ITAM. See today's press release ( IBM to acquire Tririga )
This pioneering move to bring together these three worlds is the digital convergence of buildings and their associated equipment, end-to-end, that are required to deliver the services that differentiate each company. It is the new definition of smarter buildings.
And that is really good news for our customers as this will help them get the most from their infrastructure, an increasing area of focus.
Today, companies struggle with visibility into the operations of their building portfolio. Buildings and their assets are the second-largest expense on the balance sheet. Today most organizations rely on point products from different vendors to address areas such as: facility and datacenter infrastructure, lease obligations, energy and sustainability management, space and occupancy, and facility-condition assessment. Each product used by different departments maintains silos of information, making it difficult, if not impossible, to share across different operational functions locations. Similarly, business processes that span multiple groups cannot easily be supported when those groups are using different products.
TRIRIGA’s leadership in IWMS, coupled with IBM’s leadership in EAM and ITAM represents the perfect trifecta. And it is not just about the technology. Both companies combine deep services skills to help customers not only implement their software but transform process and policies, roles and responsibilities, and org structures to take smarter buildings to a new level.
The implementation of these systems is no longer possible by IT alone but by new alliances being formed from Personnel, facilities management and the CIO’s office. By working together, new strategic insight will emerge that will drive down portfolio cost and drive up operational efficiency.
IBM has been working over the last year to form new alliances with partners such as Johnson Controls, Inc., Honeywell, Eaton, and Autodesk to create new smarter building offerings that manage facilities, space, and energy. This welcome addition will extend and enhance our current joint offerings by adding enterprise-class management for real estate contracts, construction projects, occupancy, and environmental sustainability.
Helping companies become more efficient, reduce costs, and save energy is what makes Smarter Buildings a triple winner.