BIM also stands for Information Mobility
Building Information Modeling, integrated projects and asset management are the vital parts of BIM. Integration of Data with BIM tools and cloud services are gaining popularity all through the world. Mobility tools like tablets and cloud services are bringing huge advantages on behalf of contractors and specialty contractors toward their investment.
To popularize the web based BIM application, Bentley recently introduced Bentley CONNECT Services facilitating customers to obtain the platform as a service other than providing more options with software as a service.
Besides, offering the software, Bently also plans to provide the version management, the technical assistance and everything together with committed success in a service-level agreement.
Bentley has made a tie-up with Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud service to widespread its established aptitudes with news services exceptionally facilitated by an always-on “cloud. The Azure is trusted name in providing support concerning hybrid environments which consist of a combination of cloud and on-premises computing. It facilitates project teams for acquiring BIM data in the field and accumulate field data in protected servers at the back of a customer's firewall. It can expand the capacities of servers and connect to them (in the jobsite) with the help of cloud services.
By adopting Windows Azure Platform-as-a-Service and Infrastructure Services, Bentley is pursuing Microsoft’s promise to hybrid environments involving cloud and on-premises computing. It is a vital aspect in fulfilling the prerequisites of organizations that design, construct, and maneuver the global infrastructure.
Following Bentley’s initiative several firms are searching for the "B" in BIM to stand for "better decisions and better-performing assets" and at the "IM" in BIM to indicate "information mobility" as much as "information modeling."