iOra Builds on UK MOD Success with £1.5m+ Contract

Case study on iOra Builds on UK MOD Success with £1.5m+ Contract

iOra has been awarded a contract worth over £1.5m to continue to supply the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) with licences for fixed and deployed nodes of the iOra Geo-Replicator replication and compression solution. Geo-Replicator provides British troops in remote or mobile locations around the world with mission critical data regardless of slow or intermittent network access. This new contract follows on from a previous, successfully-delivered contract to UK MOD.

MOD will utilise iOra’s SharePoint replication technology for UK global deployments across a multitude of different defence projects. iOra Geo-Replicator is used on many and varying collaboration and communication requirements from ensuring deployed troops have the latest critical information on hand through shared online portals to sharing information in a selective way between, and with, suppliers. iOra Geo-Replicator provides a major benefit within the Defence industry where MOD consortia need to work closely by allowing the sharing of only required information using a web portal. iOra’s Geo-Replicator customers are global operations that need to share information in disconnected environments where there are few or no high speed networks. At these locations, connectivity is delivered by wireless, either over satellite or land-based radio.

iOra software significantly reduces the impact of bandwidth usage and the cost of delivery through its patented compression engine that compresses information in a vastly different way to other compression solutions currently on the market using delta differencing to send only changes to the documents. Using iOra the level of file transmission reduction can go from 10’s of megabits to 10’s of kilobits. The solution is proven to send files across networks as low as 2kbps.

Philip Wye, iOra’s Chief Executive Officer, commented:

“iOra continues to be delighted to support the MOD to ensure mission critical information is sent across unreliable networks in many different projects throughout the MOD. We work closely with our contacts in the MOD to ensure the most efficient usage of our patented technology to ensure communication and collaboration; not only saving money and time but also allowing peace of mind by ensuring essential information is in the right place and the right time and with the right people.

Kevin Stilwell, iOra’s Director of Sales, added:

“iOra solutions are at the heart of the MOD communications across numerous different projects for the best use of the existing technology for communications. Consortia members and suppliers are also able to share important data and information in a secure environment.”

Adele Keeble – Ministry of Defence – Software Asset Management says:

“iOra continues to be an integral part of the Ministry of Defence, delivering essential software across the organisation. The working relationship between MOD and iOra means that we have been able to centralise the procurement route, taking in any future requirement, be it new licences or ongoing support and maintenance for iOra software delivering a one stop strategy, saving time, money and resources.


About iOra:

iOra’s patented technology enables organisations with users working outside of the corporate network in remote or mobile locations to have access to up-to-date business critical information.

Its replication technologies are trusted by governments, military and global companies around the world. iOra’s products replicate data between Microsoft SharePoint servers, or by creating virtualised servers or web applications for mobile users using iOra’s patented compression technology.

iOra enables all users, irrespective of location, to have the same experience when accessing enterprise content – thus ensuring information consistency, guaranteeing regulatory compliance and enabling organisation-wide collaboration. iOra’s technology has been deployed successfully on tens of thousands of machines by customers including the UK MoD, US Marine Corps, Shell and NATO. Geo-Replicator works on a SharePoint environment or can be used file-based.

iOra’s technology has been successfully deployed on tens of thousands of machines by customers, delivering data replication over bandwidths as low as 2 kbps to disconnected users.

For more information contact:

Vicki Kirk, Marketing Manager at iOra: 00 44 (0)1256 382750

Mary Ann Griffiths, Defence & Aerospace Public Relations: 00 44 7887 787935

      “The introduction of Geo-Replicator® has enabled us to work with much improved efficiency and has now been deployed across the fleet to transforming the way we operate.”

      “iOra continues to be an integral part of the Ministry of Defense, delivering essential software across the organisation. Their software delivers a one stop strategy, saving time, money and resources.”

      “In terms of the benefits to the Australian Department of Defense, they now have access to the full SharePoint platform capability – any time, anywhere – literally!”

      “Providing timely updates to tankers around the world’s oceans have presented logistical problems. iOra’s solution is designed to allow us to deliver updated information quickly and efficiently.”

      “The Regs4ships system with iOra Geo-Replicator® allows shore managers and ships’ crews to refer to integrated data in near real time.”

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