Karen Lewis

Top three benefits of attending Maximo events

Written by Karen Lewis | June 25, 2018 | Asset Management, Conferences, Events

Don’t miss out on upcoming Maximo events and user groups! One of the benefits of a thriving IBM® Maximo® Asset Management ecosystem is the opportunity to make connections with other enterprise asset management (EAM) professionals. Many of our IBM Business Partners have made connections at Maximo events and other EAM activities that have led to ...read more


4 reasons you’ll love the new IBM Maximo Developer Center

Written by Karen Lewis | April 30, 2018 | Blog

Attention all Maximo Asset Management developers and business partners How do you make a world-leading EAM solution even better? Pump up the ecosystem’s volume, that’s how. IBM is on a mission to engage, inspire, educate and support the IBM® Maximo® app developer community. We’ve been busy talking to partners, clients and IBM technical staff. To ...read more


How to build a better bed: IoT and AI at the zoo

Written by Karen Lewis | November 30, 2017 | Blog

What do queues, zoos, and machine learning have in common? Watson IoT, of course! Marwell Zoo is building better beds for their animals with IoT and machine learning. Using Watson IoT Platform, the park’s keepers are working in tandem with IBM, designing a better way to reduce energy consumption. All while creating a more comfortable ...read more


A smarter approach to scheduling? Yes, please!

Written by Karen Lewis | November 20, 2017 | Asset Management

Today, even advanced businesses are using the wrong tools for the job when it comes to scheduling their maintenance and service workers. Planning and scheduling often still takes place on post-it notes, and complex projects are often managed in Excel spreadsheets – with work divided up by supervisors based on gut feel. Without proper planning ...read more


Why the best-run companies use Maximo and ERP

Written by Karen Lewis | August 3, 2017 | Asset Management

Asset-intensive organizations use a multitude of physical equipment, machines, linear assets, vehicles, tools, and more. For organizations using SAP for ERP, there are different SAP applications for enterprise asset management, such as SAP PM. However, using an ERP application to manage assets may leave your organization lacking in the areas critical to enterprise asset management: ...read more


Five myths about ERP and EAM

Written by Karen Lewis | July 11, 2017 | Asset Management

The goal of having one enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for all business processes is still popular, but the idea is no longer practical, particularly in asset-intensive industries. For asset-intensive industries such as manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, transportation and utilities, the cost of unplanned downtime can be significant – not only in financial term – but ...read more


Fitly SmartPlate receives funding from Arrow & Indiegogo

Written by Karen Lewis | July 7, 2017 | Sport and fitness

Following on from a previous story about Fitly SmartPlate – a calorie tracking device which uses Watson IoT Platform, we’re pleased to learn that on Wednesday  July 5, Indiegogo and partner Arrow announced SmartPlate is to be on the receiving end of $100,000 in flash funding. Taking on ‘portion distortion’ Studies show even health-conscious eaters ...read more


Truck-tracking solution protects cargo with IoT and blockchain

Written by Karen Lewis | June 23, 2017 | News / Press release

One of the biggest challenges in the logistics and transportation industry is the protection of its assets and cargoes. In reality, moving freight with multiple transport companies, ensuring transparency and timely delivery creates the perfect conditions for a blockchain solution to thrive because correctly monitoring and tracking all transactions involves so many different charges and ...read more


Risk for asset-intensive companies: ERP & EAM

Written by Karen Lewis | May 26, 2017 | Asset Management

There are several common misconceptions about the value, capabilities and deployment of enterprise solutions in asset-intensive industries. In this webcast, these myths will be discussed so that decision makers can better understand the real risk and realities associated with them. In the webcast, our myth buster, Ron Wallace, will demystify five myths so that decision ...read more


Blockchain: four use cases transforming business

Written by Karen Lewis | May 25, 2017 | Conferences

Sky Matthews, CTO, Watson IoT, IBM, presented to a full house at the IoT World Forum, 2017, London, speaking about blockchain – arguably one of the hottest technologies around today, especially in IoT. Matthews discussed blockchain fundamentals and provided example customer experiences to illustrate how blockchain is being used to transform business networks in a ...read more


Energy & Utilities: Transforming in an era of disruption

Written by Karen Lewis | May 15, 2017 | Asset Management

Energy and utility providers face major disruptions to their business models, revenue streams and regulatory relationships. These challenges are unparalleled in their history. They demand agility on the part of the utilities to survive and thrive through this era. Industry trends influencing operational and investment planning decisions As a result of improving technologies and emerging ...read more


Cognitive solutions and surviving the crew change

Written by Karen Lewis | May 12, 2017 | Asset Management

Easing workforce transitions Managing human resources—the most valuable asset of all—comes with its own special set of challenges and solutions. Long-term employees, for example, are continually edging toward retirement, which can mean a loss of knowledge and skills—and the expense of training new employees. This transition from an aging workforce to a younger workforce—often referred ...read more