asset management

By Jen Clark on December 5, 2017

IoT ruins movies: The Thomas Crown Affair

‘Tis the season to be sickly, so I spent Friday afternoon watching The Thomas Crown Affair through a haze of phlegm and self-pity. The 1999 one, not the 1968 one. Yes, it still counts as work. And the reason is that, fortunately, this Pierce Brosnan-y classic is terrific fodder for IoT ruination. Below, we delve […]

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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 Karen Lewis on August 3, 2017

Why the best-run companies use Maximo and ERP

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: […]

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By Rahul Desai on July 27, 2017

Mobile access to asset data from anywhere: four real-world use cases

For asset-intensive organizations, mobility continues to drive significant productivity gains, improve worker effectiveness and safety, and eliminate errors by capturing data directly from the work source. IBM’s Maximo Anywhere provides a single-vendor mobile solution for both connected and offline scenarios, with role-based hybrid mobile apps that work across iOS, Android and Windows Tablet and help […]

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By Jen Clark on July 27, 2017

What can you do with your buildings? 5 key articles have the answer

What if a building could tell you how much energy it’s using? Or where there’s a leak in the heating system? Or how many people are in the space at any given time? It would be much easier to prevent wasted energy, or avoid costly maintenance by fixing problems as they emerge. Five key articles […]

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By Ron Wallace on July 25, 2017

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

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. […]

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By Archana Leo on June 20, 2017

EAM: manage assets and profitability

Organizations in the asset intensive industries are faced with a daunting question, “How do we maximize the value of assets through their lifecycle?” In fact, in a recent survey of asset managers worldwide, more than 75 percent of respondents cited system reliability as the fundamental reason to invest in enterprise asset management. Technology is one […]

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By Christopher Rospenda on June 20, 2017

Technology Prowess at The Paris Air Show

As a technological and aviation enthusiast sitting in the grand stands today at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the rate of change and progress the aviation industry has experienced as a result of technology advancements. The ability to send teams into space and collect data from planets […]

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By Dave Dilworth on June 20, 2017

TRIRIGA tackles 2019 lease accounting change implications

Are you getting ready to address the implications of the new lease accounting changes with TRIRIGA? Although FASB’s ASC 842 and IASB’s IFRS 16 will take effect in 2019, many organizations are only now beginning to realize the amount of effort required to meet the new standards. According to a recent article in the National Real Estate Investor, […]

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By Ron Wallace on June 15, 2017

Is your EAM module holding you back?

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 […]

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By Dan Bigos on May 23, 2017

Predictive and cognitive combine to reduce maintenance time

Predictive maintenance analytic models and algorithms, enabled though instrumentation and connectivity of critical equipment, are allowing asset intensive organizations to identify impending equipment degradation or failure well in advance of the actual event and thereby proactively remedy the problem, often without impact to production schedules. Some of the more sophisticated multivariate analysis capabilities help pinpoint […]

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By Vikul Banta on May 22, 2017

Four ways to optimize your maintenance and service scheduling

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. Critical factors like […]

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