IBM Maximo

Can the Internet of Things save New Orleans from flooding?

Written by Jen Clark and Sarah Dudley | August 16, 2017 | Asset Management

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 ...read more


How enterprise asset management helps provide safe drinking water

Written by Sarah Dudley | August 3, 2017 | Asset Management, Events

We all need water to live. We also need water to be safe and dependable. Going behind the scenes of the Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU) at MaximoWorld, we are able to understand the complexity of what it takes to keep these services running smoothly for more than 100 years. Quality and low cost reign supreme ...read more


Welcome to the Watson IoT Academy

Written by Jen Clark | August 1, 2017 | Asset Management, Buildings, Continuous Engineering...

Supercharge your cognitive understanding with the Watson IoT Academy – a free-to-use online hub offering hundreds of courses that range from the fundamentals of IoT to understanding its complexities in greater depth. Why learn about IoT and IBM’s Watson IoT offerings? Cognitive computing represents a new era of computing, radically different from conventional programmable systems. Where older ...read more


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

Written by Rahul Desai | July 27, 2017 | Asset Management

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 ...read 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. ...read more


Mobilize your workforce with Maximo Anywhere

Written by Rahul Desai | July 12, 2017 | Asset Management

With 10 billion mobile devices forecast to be in use by 2020, the proliferation of mobile technology is fundamentally changing the way people think, work, act and interact. Mobile applications, or “apps,” enable people to be more productive from virtually anywhere. In fact, 92 percent of organizations believe not only that adopting mobile apps will give them a competitive ...read more


EAM: manage assets and profitability

Written by Archana Leo | June 20, 2017 | Asset Management

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 ...read more


Technology Prowess at The Paris Air Show

Written by Christopher Rospenda | June 20, 2017 | Asset Management, Events

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 ...read 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 ...read more


Risk for asset-intensive companies: ERP & EAM

Written by Karen Lewis | May 26, 2017 | Asset Management

There are several common misconceptions about the value, capabilities and deployment of enterprise solutions in asset-intensive industries. In this webcast, these myths will be discussed so that decision makers can better understand the real risk and realities associated with them. In the webcast, our myth buster, Ron Wallace, will demystify five myths so that decision ...read more


Predictive and cognitive combine to reduce maintenance time

Written by Dan Bigos | May 23, 2017 | Asset Management

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 ...read more


Four ways to optimize your maintenance and service scheduling

Written by Vikul Banta | May 22, 2017 | Asset Management

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 ...read more