Energy and Utilities

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 ...read more


The evolution of maintenance

Written by Matt Bellias | March 14, 2017 | Asset Management, Energy and Utilities, Manufacturing...

The science of maintenance is on the cusp of a transformation.  The Internet of Things, combined with advancements in edge computing and analytics, is poised to usher in an era of what is referred to as “prescriptive maintenance”. But for many companies’ operations and maintenance teams, daily maintenance tasks feel like a grind.  It’s critical ...read more


IoT for water utilities

Written by Matt Bellias | January 9, 2017 | Energy and Utilities, Environment

It’s often said that water is the world’s most valuable commodity, but in many Western countries water has been so cheap and accessible that many people don’t even think about its cost. But with rapid urbanization – nearly 70% of the world’s population lives in cities – it is estimated that almost half of the ...read more


4 ways IoT will transform energy and utilities companies operations

Written by Matt Bellias | December 7, 2016 | Blog, Energy and Utilities

With the proliferation of smart meters and cheap sensors, energy and utilities companies are looking to technology as a catalyst for business change. Distributed power generation is eroding traditional revenue streams, and aging distribution infrastructure is cutting into profit margins. As a result, utility companies are trying to extract as much value as possible from ...read more


3 ways IoT will change smart meters for utilities

Written by Matt Bellias | December 1, 2016 | Article, Energy and Utilities

The concept of a smart grid, and the smart meters that are used to measure it, predated the Internet of Things.  If we think about IoT as simply the networking of physical devices to allow them to exchange data, then energy & utilities companies building smart grids could be considered leaders of the early IoT ...read more


E&U companies can now create CUE’s on WIP

Written by Lisa Stuckless | November 15, 2016 | Energy and Utilities

Compatible unit estimating (CUE) is a fundamental component in a utility transmission and distribution work management process. Companies use compatible unit estimates to calculate the cost of work, determine the labor hours and the bill of materials needed to perform an specific or a work package. Using this information, a work order can then be created ...read more


IoT use cases: the Internet of Things in action

Written by Jen Clark | October 25, 2016 | Buildings, Case Study, Energy and Utilities

Anyone with a smartphone, connected thermostat or internet-enabled home entertainment system can see how the Internet of Things is part of our daily life. But besides remotely turning on the heating via an app, where else can we see IoT technology at work? In industry? Manufacturing? The office? Here are some quick case studies to ...read more


Understanding asset health with Maximo

Written by Pete Karns | July 26, 2016 | Buildings, Energy and Utilities, Factories...

Change and transformation in business is inevitable. Last December I spoke at the International Maintenance Conference about how advancements in technology have disrupted industries over time – and why it is critical to utilize advancements for improvements, or get left behind. With all the hype around the Internet of Things – we need to look ...read more


Improving worker safety with wearables

Written by Chris O'Connor | June 23, 2016 | Energy and Utilities, Manufacturing, Oil and Gas...

According to the International Labor Organization every 15 seconds, 151 workers have a work-related accident. The global number of non-fatal occupational accidents reaches a staggering 317 million, annually. Even more concerning, 321,000 people die each year from occupational accidents. Work accidents remain a huge, cross-industry problem, despite safety regulations and procedures. Even a non-fatal injury can have a ...read more