Ron Wallace

5 brilliant ways to augment your EAM strategy

Written by Ron Wallace | November 8, 2017 | Asset Management

Whether you operate on a manufacturing floor, an oil rig, or in a power plant, having an effective asset management strategy can be the difference between success and failure. But you probably already know that. What you may not know is that enterprise asset management (EAM) has the potential to propel you along your journey more

Macao Water raises the bar on customer satisfaction and productivity with EAM

Written by Ron Wallace | August 7, 2017 | Asset Management, Energy and Utilities

IBM is delighted to announce that The Macao Water Supply Company Limited (Macao Water) has built a new enterprise asset management system based on IBM Maximo which results in: Raised customer satisfaction Improved productivity via mobile job dispatching Purchasing data synchronization between the asset management system and the finance system. The award-winning system synchronizes purchasing more

Delivering continuous return on investment (ROI) with IBM Maximo

Written by Ron Wallace | August 3, 2017 | Asset Management

Discover how the world’s largest contact lens manufacturer, Vision Care, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, is keeping an eye on innovation by standardizing on IBM Maximo to reduce costs, make compliance improvements, and drive continuous improvements and share best practices. Vision Care, part of Johnson & Johnson, is the world’s largest contact lens manufacturer. more

IBM Ranked the EAM leader for 11th year by ARC Advisory Study

Written by Ron Wallace | July 25, 2017 | Asset Management, Commentary / Opinion

It was October 2006 when IBM acquired MRO Software and Maximo. At the time I was working on the Industry Marketing Industry team and we worked closely with the analyst firms including ARC Advisory Group. Naturally we wanted to show the world how Maximo would continue market leadership now that we were an IBM brand. more

Is your EAM module holding you back?

Written by Ron Wallace | June 15, 2017 | Asset Management

Many large ERP vendors claim that the functional footprint of their Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) modules will soon approach the footprint of Maximo Asset Management, an EAM market leader for over 15 years. In reality, the gap between Maximo Asset Management and current ERP solutions is wide and is likely to increase in some important more

Improve asset management and avoid equipment failure

Written by Ron Wallace | June 1, 2017 | Asset Management

The power of Maximo Predict and prevent the failure of power plant assets and equipment, improve management, service levels and lower operating costs. Use case: Increase operating efficiency and avoid equipment failure Automated, company-wide asset management is helping this power generation company increase operating efficiency, which helps provide better, more reliable power-generation services to its more

IBM sponsors reliability, asset management and asset performance conference

Written by Ron Wallace | December 13, 2016 | Asset Management

While much of the eastern portion of the US was dealing with the polar vortex of cold and snow, asset management, internet of things, asset health and reliability were hot topics at the 31st Annual International Maintenance Conference in Bonita Spring, Florida. The event is organized by the team at and Uptime Magazine and more

Industry 4.0, meet Watson Internet of Things

Written by Ron Wallace | December 6, 2016 | Manufacturing

As customers and citizens, we are surrounded by more and more connected devices every day – what we’re calling the Internet of Things. Yet, for all the buzz, the real value in the Internet of Things is in business-to-business applications, which will account of 70% of the value derived from IoT in 2018, according to more

IoT edge analytics is transforming manufacturing

Written by Ron Wallace | November 3, 2016 | Manufacturing

In manufacturing the Internet of Things (IoT) is not an entirely new concept. Most production facilities have had process control systems, SCADA data and historians for decades. However, with the advent of Industry 4.0 and advances in IoT, the next wave of productivity is coming. In fact, according to a McKinsey report, IoT has the more

IoT, Edge Analytics and Cognitive are supporting enhanced worker health and safety

Written by Ron Wallace | September 30, 2016 | Blog

If you have been following along in our manufacturing blog series, you will have seen have cognitive manufacturing transforms manufacturing in three focused ways – intelligent assets and equipment to reduce unnecessary down time, cognitive process and operations to drive quality and enhance decision making and smarter resources using data from individuals, equipment and locations more