Maximo Anywhere 7.5 is available!
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I am very proud to present our next-gen mobile solution for Smarter Infrastructure portfolio of products. Our just released Maximo Anywhere 7.5 product provides a mobile solution for your Smarter Infrastructure environment which will fulfill your mobile requirements now and in the future.
This product provides the basis for a complete next-gen mobile solution for Smarter Infrastructure Products, including:
Maximo Anywhere 7.5 is the first version of the next-gen solution and provides support specifically for Maximo Work Management scenarios on Android mobile devices. Follow on versions will add to that in terms of domains and scenarios, mobile operating systems and back-ends.
The figure below shows the Work Execution Application which, together with the Work Approval Application, is part of Maximo Anywhere 7.5:
The Maximo Anywhere architecture is based on IBM
It uses the IBM Worklight product as the basis of mobile development platform. This is an important characteristic, because many customers are looking for a mobile solution that is valid across the board and can be used in a mobile standardization effort in the customer environment.
IBM Worklight provides a standards based, flexible, secure and consumable mobile development platform which goes beyond mobile app UI creation to deliver mobile optimized, standards-based, middleware and tools for enterprise-grade mobile applications and services creation.
The picture below shows the main components of the IBM Worklight product (which is embedded as part of Maximo Anywhere).
IBM Worklight Components Overview
Worklight Studio is designed to provide a comprehensive environment for advanced, rich, cross-platform mobile app development.
Worklight Server is mobile-optimized middleware that serves as a gateway between applications, back-end systems and cloud-based services.
Worklight Device Runtime Components offer runtime client application program interfaces (API) designed to enhance security, governance and usability.
Worklight Application Center enables you to set up an enterprise app store that manages the distribution of production-ready mobile apps.
Worklight Console is an administrative graphical user interface (GUI) for the server, adapters, applications and push services to help you manage, monitor and instrument mobile apps.
For more information on Worklight, please see Work
The picture below shows how Maximo Anywhere uses and extends Worklight components to provide the Work Execution and Work Approval mobile applications.
More details about the Maximo Anywhere product can be found on the announcement, this IBM Whitepaper, the Maxi