Thank you to leading tech magazine and website IT PRO for running the below feature on tech client SRO Solutions work upgrading asset management IT systems in Antarctica with the British Antarctic Survey.
Antarctica might not seem like the most obvious setting for IBM’s enterprise asset management platform Maximo. However, once you consider the very unique needs of conducting research missions in the South or North Pole alike, it really does seem like the kind of place that would require specific management solutions.
“The next step from working in Antarctica is working in space really,” says Steven Marshall, head of Governance, Risk and Assurance at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS). Marshall has two decades of experience working for BAS, having been a base commander in the Antarctic station for six years before becoming a health and safety adviser. In 2005, he was awarded the prestigious Polar Medal.
Marshall is right in his comparison. In a way, Antarctica really isn’t far off the conditions of space: Freezing temperatures, vast emptiness, and few living organisms, if you don’t count the 18 species of penguins, majority of which live on the outer points of the Antarctic Peninsula.