Asset Management

By Sarah Dudley on March 7, 2018

The complete guide to the benefits of CMMS

In the first post  of this series on computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS), we did a deep dive into how CMMS came to be and what its core capabilities are. Now that you understand the fundamentals, we’re going to dig a little deeper into the benefits of CMMS and how exactly it can transform your […]

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By Matt Bellias on February 20, 2018

How the gig economy will transform field service management

A use case for the future Imagine the scenario: a master electrician is responsible for fixing motors, transformers, generators and electronic controllers on industrial robots. He finishes the first shift at a manufacturing plant, gets an alert on his phone as he’s driving home. Something is wrong with a nearby photovoltaic system – aka a […]

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By Kim Woodbury on February 15, 2018

What we THINK about: Enterprise Asset Management

It’s that time of year again. What time, you may be asking? The time of year to think about what new challenges you will take on and how you will execute them. To think about ways your business can innovate with new enterprise asset management (EAM) technologies. And, most importantly, to think of ways to […]

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By Sarah Dudley on January 26, 2018

What is CMMS? Absolutely everything you need to know

Way back when, maintenance records were kept on paper.  People also used to use paper maps for driving directions and walked uphill to school both ways. Thankfully, times have changed and so have the way you manage your maintenance operations. At its core, CMMS is a tool that enables more effective maintenance operations – no […]

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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 Sarah Dudley on January 3, 2018

IBM Named a leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for EAM

We are pleased to announce that IBM was named a leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Asset Management Software. In a market that is very mature, it is exciting to be named a leader in this space. Leading in completeness of vision When IBM thinks about what it means to have a complete vision, […]

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By Rob Potter on December 18, 2017

4 inspiring stories from the front lines of asset maintenance

When I think about what makes my job exceptional, it’s that I get to work with people who infuse honesty, intelligence and integrity into everything they do. It is more than just the technology we use or the awards we win. For starters, it is the feeling of knowing that every customer we serve has […]

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By Jen Clark on December 12, 2017

Christmas stocking fillers for Santa. Love, Watson IoT

Santa has a tough job. He’s got to find out who’s naughty and who’s nice, manufacture enough gifts to keep everyone happy, and work out which toy to give which child. Then, of course, there’s all that travelling on Christmas Eve. Feeling guilty that I still get a Christmas stocking even though I’m far too […]

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By Luc Hatlestad on December 10, 2017

How AT&T migrated 40,000 users to IBM’s IoT solutions

Any telecom provider must always try to avoid network downtime. But to stay competitive these companies also must constantly upgrade their software and systems. So when AT&T decided to migrate more than 40,000 users to comprehensive IBM IoT solutions—to support internal software development and replace its existing disparate solutions—the company knew it was facing a […]

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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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