Hi, I am very
happy to be here on Service Management Connect, once again blogging about Asset
like to talk about a very interesting and useful accelerator we recently posted
to the ISM Library. The accelerator is
called “Maximo for E-mail.”
me briefly describe the ISM Library for those who may not be familiar with
it. IBM recently enhanced OPAL and
changed its name to the Integrated Service Management (ISM) Library. It is a rich and diverse repository for
information and... [More]
Weighing in at over 1,200 pounds, seven feet in height and with antlers over 5 feet wide, moose are intimidating and inspiring. This week I'm heading to Maine, whose official State Animal is the moose. I'm driving to Maine to see a Maximo client - and while it would be incredible to see a moose on the drive up - -I'll be more than happy to see the occasional squirrel storing up his acorns for the winter.
The client has asked me to spend some time with them on getting started with their... [More]
The approach to migrating configuration changes in version
7.5 has changed in many ways compared to earlier versions.
A new application named Migration Collections is
introduced that enables developers to stage configuration changers, validate
and push the contents of a collection into the Migration Manager application,
where you then create the package and subsequently migrate to the target
Migration Collection is a bridge between development
configurations and Migration Manager Migration Collection enables... [More]
Interested in HA and DR configuration with SCCD and Maximo? A new RedBook draft is now available for download. In today’s global environment, more and more organizations need to
reduce their downtime to the minimum possible and look for continuous
availability of their systems. Products based on the IBM® Tivoli®
Process Automation Engine (TPAE), like IBM Maximo® Asset Management,
Maximo Industry Solutions, and IBM SmartCloud™ Control Desk, often play a
role in such environments and thus also have continuous availability... [More]
Let's talk Pulse!!!! In just 4 short weeks, we hope to see you all at IBM Pulse in Las Vegas! Maximo will be featured under the 'Smarter Infrastructure' Track - and there are a number of tips and tricks we'd like to share with you to MAXIMIZE your Pulse User Experience. 1. Headed out Early? Be sure to participate in some of the Pre-Pulse Industry Solution Meetings including Saturday, March 2nd Maximo Rail Industry Summit 8:30 – 5:00 . Sunday, March 3rd Maximo Industry User Groups, 3-6 PM There are a wide variety of... [More]
Conditional Expressions are a powerful tool in Maximo and other TPAE-based products. However, it may be difficult to understand all the possible usages of such feature or to determine what is the best solution to implement a particular personalization. There are four ways of using Conditional Expressions. Conditional UI - Allows to dynamically change the presentation elements for an application based on a combination of the security groups the user belongs to, and the conditional expression being used. For example, if the asset is a type=IT,... [More]
What do an airline, a national train operator, and a global engine manufacture have in common? They probably have any number of things in common, but as
this is a Maximo blog I will focus on the fact that they are all using Maximo
Asset Configuration Manager (ACM) at the core of their business.
You may be asking ‘why’ and ‘what does ACM
actually do’? And apart from using ACM, what else do these businesses have in
value assets Safety
Critical operating environments Highly
Recently there are some requests for information on, how to increase the Drilldown limit in Maximo and I have created this document that explains how to do that. Drilldown Limit can be changed in two ways in Maximo, one is global level that effects for system and another way is by modifying the value (overriding the global value) for the tree control of the specific Drilldown. You can review the Drilldown Limit or https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/wikis/display/maximo/Drilldown+Limit+in+Maximo
In last week’s BiLog , we talked about report usage, and how
you can utilize a variety of mechanisms, including reports, KPIs or result sets
to monitor which reports your users are and are not using. Report usage information is also critical in identifying
your reports which take to longest time to execute, as you want to insure these
are optimized for report performance.
Why is this important?
Like so many things, reports follow the 80/20 rule, where 80% of your
report processing is done by only 20% of your reports. So as... [More]
Stored procedures are either a loved or hated feature of enterprise database technologies on the market today. They are usually loved by Database Administrators and hated by everyone else. Creating even a simple stored procedure can be a daunting task to an experienced database analyst. Yet, chances are if you are developing custom reports in Maximo, you may have access to a wealth of stored procedures and never realized you could use them to drive your business intelligence outputs until now! For the purposes of this write-up, the focus... [More]
Q. OK, so what exactly is Telematics?
A. The integrated use of telecommunications and
informatics, also known as ICT (Information and Communications Technology).
More specifically it is the science of sending, receiving, and storing
information via telecommunication devices.
Q. How about in plain English?
A. Electronic devices on-board assets collect information
that is extracted and used in some way.
Q. How about a picture? A.
Q. What kind of information do... [More]
Enabling speeds up to 186,000 miles per second, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) houses the fastest racetrack in the world with protons traveling at 99.99999% the speed of light.
Comparing this to the awe-inspiring space shuttle which blasts into space at 17,500 miles per hour, or 0.48 miles per second – and the race clearly belongs to LHC.
From here, you could compare these magnificent enablers of scientific research in many different ways, including the costs and the... [More]
I'm back again, changing things up a bit this week from the usual LDAP blog. Today we are going to talk about clustering and go into a detail step by step guide to configuring WebSphere 8.5.5 in a horizontal cluster. Unlike a vertical cluster which is built up on the same server, a horizontal cluster spans multiple servers/nodes to allow for another layer of fail over.
Clustering is appropriate for implementations with a large user load, as you add more users you may need to add additional JVM's to either the existing nodes... [More]
In these austere times, every cent in the IT budget has to be
justified with vigor and non-critical investment is rarely
considered. The long-term savings and efficiencies of integrating
asset management and financial systems have to be balanced against
the short-term costs and cash-flow implications.
The Maximo Enterprise Adapter for SAP Applications enables you to
integrate Maximo Asset Management with SAP ERP. The standard
configuration uses SAP NetWeaver Process Integration as the
middleware component that manages the... [More]
Changes in the Maximo "View Manage Queries" functionality will be explained. This article highlights the differences in the functionality. There are three new security sigoptions that have been added. These are not automatically granted. The Maximo administrator will need to explicitly enable sigoptions for users that require permission to view or edit queries from the View Manage Queries pull down under Save Query on the list tab. The first two sigoptions apply to all applications that offer this functionality. These allow... [More]