Digital services and consulting company Infosys is teaming up with Microsoft to deliver smart buildings and spaces (SB&S) initiatives for construction, architecture, engineering, real estate development and facilities management, according to a release by Infosys.
The companies will use the latest technologies with the goal of improving the life cycle of a building and helping people who work in the buildings and manage them.
“The collaboration will benefit from Microsoft Azure services, and sensor enabled devices along with Infosys' global network of innovation hubs, experience design and expertise in building connected ecosystems to develop SB&S solutions that will improve energy efficiencies, optimize space utilization, enable higher people productivity and deliver differentiated user experiences,” the release said. “Built on Azure, IoT and intelligent cloud and edge technologies, the solutions will include building system monitoring, analysis and predictive maintenance, building occupancy and space utilization analytics, as well as enhanced owner, operator, and tenant experiences.”
One of the first solutions from the collaboration is called SCALE (Sustainable-Connected-Affordable-Livable-Experiential) — a framework for buildings. It helps with automation, monitoring and tracks efficiencies in water, electricity, lighting and sound.
“Physical spaces and buildings are the latest in adopting Digital Transformation,” Infosys Vice President and Head of Strategic Design Consulting Corey Glickman said. “We are excited to have Microsoft as a partner in creating market leading solutions in real estate management and services built on Microsoft technologies. Together, we will accelerate sustainable solutions that release immediate operational efficiencies for our customers, innovate on the edge to fuse mature and emerging technologies to incubate space changing offerings that we can then begin to deploy at scale.”
Microsoft Applied Innovation GM Rimes Mortimer said he was excited about the collaboration as well.
“We are energized by this new collaboration with Infosys. It combines the incredible work we have done on energy smart buildings, space optimization and planning and workplace analytics with the strength and reach of Infosys' expertise in solution design and systems integration to unlock new accelerated business value for our joint customers,” he said. “Physical spaces and cities are critical to almost every company's operations and our digital innovation will accelerate the transformation of these spaces with end-to-end solutions, new operating models, all powered by high-quality delivery, speed and scale that Infosys is known for."