Esri News Release | 16/06/2023
Esri UK reaffirmed as MOD’s Strategic Geospatial Partner
The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has announced a ground-breaking Enterprise Agreement with Esri UK, provider of the world’s leading Geographic Information System (GIS) software, location intelligence and mapping services. The relationship will help deliver operational benefits to the whole Defence community by enabling collaboration at scale.
Building on a relationship of nearly three decades, and now backed by an Esri-first policy and a "home team" approach, this closer partnership will enable MOD to unlock the power of location, deliver digital transformation and allow data to become the force multiplier it should be.
Worth over £46M, this new three-year contract provides broader and easier access to Esri’s location-based technologies and services in an open, scalable and evergreen manner. Supporting MOD’s digital transformation journey and its cloud-first and mobile-first strategies, the partnership will help MOD achieve and maintain information advantage across its enterprise, accelerating decision-making cycles so that direction can be given at the speed of relevance, in any situation, at any classification, and on any device.
As everything happens somewhere, location is a key, but often hidden, attribute of almost all data. When harnessed appropriately, this attribute provides much-needed context and coherence, helping turn data into information that can be quickly fused, analysed and shared to provide the insight leaders need to make effective decisions.
Maj Gen Richard Spencer, Director Delivery of Intelligence and Expeditionary Services within Defence Digital, said,” I am pleased to be able to continue to work closely with our Strategic Partner, Esri UK. They have a key role in assisting us in our ambition to digitally transform all aspects of our business, from corporate workflows to front line operations, to help further improve and shorten our decision-making cycles."
Peter Wilkinson, Managing Director at Esri UK, said, "We look forward to working with our extensive Partner network to help MOD achieve three key outcomes: building the MOD’s Location Infrastructure, with new location services and analytical capabilities; growing the reach of these capabilities across the entirety of MOD’s Enterprise; and developing a world-leading ecosystem of solutions that feed into and off of this Location Infrastructure, enabling a seamless two-way flow of information and intelligence across all their networks. This is how we will unlock the power of location to help MOD achieve and maintain Information Advantage.”
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