Bruce D Baron

By Bruce D Baron on October 3, 2018

Introducing IBM Maximo Enterprise Asset Management SaaS

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 […]

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By Bruce D Baron on August 23, 2018

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

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 […]

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By Bruce D Baron on June 26, 2018

Meet you at MaximoWorld?

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 […]

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By Bruce D Baron on May 10, 2018

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

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 […]

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By Bruce D Baron on April 11, 2018

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

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 […]

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By Bruce D Baron on February 8, 2018

What we THINK about: facilities management & smart buildings

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? […]

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By Bruce D Baron on January 24, 2018

Understanding the ‘things’ in Internet of Things

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 […]

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By Bruce D Baron on November 15, 2017

I’m heading to the smartest building in the world

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 […]

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By Bruce D Baron on September 12, 2017

How IWMS, IoT and Analytics raise building occupancy experience levels

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 […]

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By Bruce D Baron on August 16, 2017

How IoT, drones and automation can improve occupancy services

Automated solutions are poised to dominate smart building technology growth on a global scale. A smart building is comprised of a number of systems and sensors that include automated infrastructure management systems, security monitoring and sensors, and in-building wireless systems. As urban planners and facilities managers work to meet the demands of an increasing population, […]

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By Bruce D Baron on July 28, 2017

6 key questions: Preparing for new lease account management changes

In a previous post, I covered a checklist of ‘gotchas’ to be aware of when getting ready for the new lease account management changes coming up in 2019. In today’s post, I’d like to focus a bit more on how organizations can get more from their vendors when tackling the compliance issues. The provider you choose […]

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By Bruce D Baron on July 13, 2017

The checklist: prepare for sweeping lease accounting standards changes

No matter what your business is – family-run or million-dollar enterprise – every industry in the world has the potential to be disrupted by the new lease accounting standards. The global FASB deadline requires public and private companies to adopt the massive changes by 2019 and 2020, with IASB compliance by 2019, and many are […]

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