Now published! IBM Predictive Maintenance and Quality Technical Overview - an IBM Redpaper
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IBM Program Director Anuj Marfatia tells a great story about maintenance. He was driving home on a sunny Saturday. Traffic ahead of him was coming to a halt, and Anuj slowly pressed the brake pedal. Nothing happened. He pressed harder, no response. The vehicle in front of him was coming up fast. Quickly Anuj pulled into the next lane, then onto the shoulder. Eventually his car ran out of steam and came to a stop. And that's when he saw the light on his dashboard reporting there was a problem with the car's brakes.
Warnings like that after the problem has occurred, and when it's too late to do anything about it, aren't too useful when it comes to driving your car. Wouldn't it be better if, based on the monitoring of current systems and by analyzing historical data, the car could tell you the probability of a failure, and alert you when that probability gets too high so you can do something about it?
That is exactly what predictive maintenance is all about, and is the subject of a new IBM Redpaper.
IBM Predictive Maintenance and Quality is a solution that builds on IBM's extensive experience of building predictive maintenance and quality solutions. It consists of pre-configured software that helps you reduce unscheduled asset downtime and maximize operational performance.
I worked with a team of technical subject matter experts to build an IBM Redpaper on the subject. In the Redpaper we describe the architecture of the IBM Predictive Maintenance and Quality solution, and provide detailed technical guidance on how to use each component from WebSphere Message Broker, InfoSphere MDM, SPSS, and Cognos Business Insight among others.
Download the Redpaper for free here:
Only got a couple of minutes? Then this accompanying blog is what you need:
Finally, you can get an understanding of the IBM Predictive Maintenance and Quality solution in this quick 4 minute video.
On behalf of our authors, sponsors, and reviewers, we hope you enjoy these deliverables. And keep a close eye on your car's dashboard!
Martin Keen is an IBM Redbooks Project Leader. He works with technical experts to create books, guides, blogs, and videos. Follow Martin on Twitter at @MartinRTP.