Asset Management

By Ray Miciek on November 20, 2017

3 important reasons to be thankful for EAM this year

It’s hard to believe two of my favorite ‘T’ events are happening in the next couple of weeks: Thanksgiving & TRIMax. In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S., and in anticipation of TRIMax, I wanted to talk about three things I have to be thankful for this year: customers, community, and […]

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By Karen Lewis on November 20, 2017

A smarter approach to scheduling? Yes, please!

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 […]

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By Ron Wallace on November 8, 2017

5 brilliant ways to augment your EAM strategy

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 […]

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By Sanjay Brahmawar on October 25, 2017

IBM & Samsung team up to empower field technicians to work from anywhere

When a product or piece of equipment needs maintenance, we rely on field service technicians to fix the problem quickly and at minimal cost. To do this effectively, mobility has become a driving force for the future of field service management (FSM). As we discussed in a recent post on mobility and innovation for FSM, the market […]

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By Matthew Mikell on October 4, 2017

New ‘reality’ of the connected worker: AR with Maximo

In the IBM blog “How using mobility and innovation for FSM will define your future,” we began to highlight the advantages of faster problem resolution with augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence. Coupled with Maximo and mobility, the brings numerous advantages for a worker while working remotely. It means instant access to asset and inventory […]

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By Adrian Mitchell on October 4, 2017

Connected Government – how IoT will help manage assets, resources and people

Spoiler alert: Big Brother actually is watching, but not in the way you think. These days every federal agency is connected through a wide array of devices and sensors that collect data on many aspects of their operations. With the help of IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT), this data is helping customers lead healthier […]

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By Sarah Dudley on September 25, 2017

A behind-the-scenes look at the technology behind your electricity

I think most of us can agree that electricity plays a pretty significant role in our lives. It gives us light, powers our electronics, and makes it possible to binge on Netflix when we feel the urge. At work, it powers machines that manufacture the goods and services we use everyday. When we lose electricity […]

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By Hamsa Srinivasan on September 19, 2017

How the Internet of Things and water utility companies are making a splash

Imagine waking up with no running water. How would that impact your morning routine? Would you have enough bottled water on hand to get ready for work? If this lack of water lasts all day or all week, it would become truly problematic. No running water to flush the toilet. No water to brush your […]

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By Chris O'Connor on September 6, 2017

Army Re-Ups with IBM for logistics, savings and vehicle health

When the government saves money, we all win. Over the last four years, the U.S. Army has avoided about $15 million per year in operational costs by paying only for the cloud services it actually consumes. Working with IBM since September of 2012, this partnership has enabled the Army to create significant operational efficiencies across its […]

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By Rahul Desai on August 25, 2017

How using mobility and innovation for FSM will define your future

Are you giving your field service management (FSM) staff what they deserve? Safety, efficiency, productivity – it’s what we all want for our field service technicians. Safer practices, real-time weather feeds, optimized routes, access to supply systems, automation. Mobility and analytics are at the heart of each of these aspirations and will continue to drive […]

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By Jen Clark on August 16, 2017

Can the Internet of Things save New Orleans from flooding?

Following weeks of uninterrupted rainfall, a five-hour downpour on top of already saturated streets led to extensive flooding in New Orleans last Saturday. While it is widely held that a weather event of this magnitude would have overwhelmed even a pump system in perfect working order, the city’s aged and out-of-action pumps and turbine generators […]

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By Sarah Dudley on August 10, 2017

Track asset performance using real-time health scores

As we learned in last week’s post from Kansas City BPU, providing clean, safe water to a large community is a cumbersome task. This post will dive into how one regional water supplier tracks asset performance using real-time health scores. Using data from IoT sensors, they can produce a sustainable, reliable water supply for their community, and […]

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