Bruce D Baron

Maximo and IoT turns your data into insights and innovation

Written by Bruce D Baron and Jason Spaulding | March 26, 2019 | Asset Management, Conferences, Events

Learn more about the Maximo Academy at IoT Exchange, 24-26 April at the Hilton Orlando Plan your track. Chart your course. It’s time to unleash the full value of your data with IoT and AI. We look forward to welcoming you to the future of asset maintenance in Orlando, Florida. ...read more


Find out how your asset management stacks up at the IoT Exchange

Written by Bruce D Baron and Jason Spaulding | March 11, 2019 | Asset Management, Events, Manufacturing

Most of us like to know how we’re performing relative to others who are doing the same job. We hope that maybe we’re doing a little bit better than they are. And, if we’re not, we want to figure out how to up our game—quickly. If you’re not achieving the asset management results we’re about ...read more


How UCSF Health is putting patients first with facilities management

Written by Bruce D Baron | November 6, 2018 | Asset Management, Buildings

If buildings are getting smarter, then medical facilities have to be brilliant. That’s why University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Health is working with IBM Maximo to create cutting-edge health facilities that aim to keep the patient care environment safe. It started when UCSF Health and IBM partnered to optimize the management of existing health ...read more


Introducing IBM Maximo Enterprise Asset Management SaaS

Written by Bruce D Baron | October 3, 2018 | Asset Management

Today, we announced the launch of IBM Maximo Enterprise Asset Management SaaS, the newest offering for clients looking to combine the power of the cloud with their enterprise asset management platform. What does this mean for our clients? In short, we’re continuing to invest to bring simplicity, security, manageability, and reliability to your computerized maintenance ...read more


How the University of California ensures buildings are performing. Spoiler: it’s TRIRIGA

Written by Bruce D Baron | August 23, 2018 | Buildings

How does the University of California plan to manage their property assets across 10 campuses? By implementing an impressive new program called ICAMP – the Integrated Capital Asset Management Program. We caught up with Rich Powers, of University of California Office of the President (UCOP) to find out how ICAMP enables visibility and integration across ...read more


Meet you at MaximoWorld?

Written by Bruce D Baron | June 26, 2018 | Asset Management, Events

In the past month or so, my team has been heads down planning IBM’s presence at MaximoWorld in Orlando, Florida. If you’ve experienced MaximoWorld before, you know it will be an epic event. If you haven’t, you’re in for a treat…and likely the chance to see your colleagues try their hand at karaoke. We will ...read more


CMMS, EAM, APM…..OMG! Making sense of the asset management spectrum

Written by Bruce D Baron | May 10, 2018 | Asset Management

One of the most important decisions that an asset-intensive industry has is how to manage and care for its assets (i.e. equipment, buildings, and machinery). This is a decision that affects everyone in the organization, from the operators, to the engineers and the C-suite. There are many theories – some dating as far back as ...read more


I think I saw you at Think? Top facilities management takeaways

Written by Bruce D Baron | April 11, 2018 | Buildings

Think 2018 was a week to remember, and I think I saw you there? But in case I am mistaken, and you weren’t one of the 40,000 attendees at IBM THINK, here’s what you missed. It was a week of networking, learning and sharing thought leadership with a global community. I paid particularly close attention ...read more


What we THINK about: facilities management & smart buildings

Written by Bruce D Baron | February 8, 2018 | Buildings, Conferences

With the new year in full swing, I have been getting many questions about our upcoming event, Think. Questions such as: Will there be a focus on facilities management and smarter buildings? Will there be real use cases around how IoT & AI make buildings smarter? Are there certification opportunities? Will the entertainment be magnificent? ...read more


Understanding the ‘things’ in Internet of Things

Written by Bruce D Baron | January 24, 2018 | Asset Management, Platform

Last month I had the incredible pleasure of escaping the winter doldrums of the Northeast and heading to sunny Coconut Grove, Florida for the International Maintenance Conference (IMC).  This annual conference is a must-see event for asset managers, plant managers, and reliability engineers who keep the industrial infrastructure of the world going. One key theme of the event ...read more


I’m heading to the smartest building in the world

Written by Bruce D Baron | November 15, 2017 | Buildings

Although I try to minimize business travel between Thanksgiving and Christmas, there are always events that I see as critical. The evolution of “smart building” technology is interesting to watch, and this year, I am heading to what could be one of the smartest buildings in the world. I am heading to TRIMax, hosted at ...read more


How IWMS, IoT and Analytics raise building occupancy experience levels

Written by Bruce D Baron | September 12, 2017 | Buildings

According to a recent Smart Building report from Aberdeen Group, modern Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS) – driven by IoT, analytics, and cognitive computing – are central to the rise of the smart building. Buildings and workplaces are massive generators (and consumers) of data. The capture and analysis of data enable organizations to gain deeper ...read more