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If not, you should be....
We have a thriving IoT community in the forums on dWAnswers. With a heavier focus on the Internet of Things Foundation and its service on Bluemix, you'll find a treasure trove of informational posts helping you work through errors and problems, or learn the tools at more advanced stages.
So head on over to dWAnswers and check out the IoT tag. Follow it for update notifications of new questions, and while you're there, check out some of the related tags too... I'm sure you'll find something useful there, and perhaps even have some answers to provide from your own experience and skills.
Join today and find the answers you need on developerWorks Answers!
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Transform the way you engage with users at the IBM Continuous Engineering for the Internet of Things Conference on November 3 - 4, 2015 at the Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles, Conference Center Dr, Chantilly, Virginia.
Take part in this interactive event, and engage in the many networking opportunities including lunch at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum. We hope you will participate in some of our round-tables or “Birds of a Feather” gatherings, where you and your peers can discuss your engineering and product development needs and challenges. Improve your skills with training at one of our workshops. These include a MBSE full day workshop, an INCOSE CSEP two day training class, and hands-on training with our tools and solutions.
5 reasons to attend:
1. Upgrade your skills: Training is the key to success.
Call for Abstracts open until September 14th
ICE IoT program tracks:
Best Practices for Continuous Engineering, Industrial Internet Consortium, Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), Requirements Management (RM), Designing for the IoT, Introducing the IBM CE Solution and Systems Engineering Research
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Introduction to IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation- Using office tools for requirements management is like using scissors to cut your lawn. Use the right tool with Rational DOORS Next Generation.
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How can you connect your smart devices through Bluemix? How can Bluemix ease your transition into the Internet of Things?
Join IBM IoT subject matter experts in a tweet chat on Wednesday September 2 from 11:00 am to 11:30 am US Eastern Daylight Time.
The hashtag for the conversation is #AskBluemix. To participate, tweet your questions during the designated time using the #AskBluemix hashtag, and be sure to follow that hashtag in your Twitter feed. You can also participate at CrowdChat: http
We’ll address questions like what types of devices can use the Bluemix IoT Foundation service, how to register devices, and what are the associated costs. You can also find out about required protocols, getting assistance, and sample code to get you started. We anticipate many questions specific to the Bluemix IoT Foundation, but will also touch on IoT architecture, and getting enabled with Bluemix services.
Subject matter experts will join us from the IBM IoT Foundation Development, Support, and Services teams, including:
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Continuous Engineering for the Electronics Industry- See how IBM continuous engineering solutions can help you tackle the challenges and opportunities of Mobile, Internet of Things and Software and help you Define better, Design Faster, Develop Smar
Learn more about the IBM Internet of Things Continuous Engineering Solution: Tools, best practices and services to help organizations create the connected products at the heart of the internet of things. The IBM Internet of Things Continuous Engineering Solution is designed to help manufacturers create smart, connected devices for the Internet of Things. This solution helps teams adopt continuous engineering practices to address cost, time and quality challenges in delivering complex, connected products. IBM is now adding new product line engineering (PLE) features to help engineers streamline the design of product lines while reducing data duplication and the chance of design errors.
And don't miss the featured white paper: The
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Hi there! You may already know me. I have posted a number of entries to Asse
The graphic for the Asset Management blogs says: connect, learn, and share with the experts. In my case, I learn and share at the same time. My product is Maximo Asset Management. My support area covers installation, configuration, upgrading and tuning Maximo in a wide range of environments. My blog entries over there cover that territory exactly.
My method is straightforward. For example, I learn how to install Maximo 7.6 with WebSphere and DB2 on Windows Server 2012. This part takes a while. In my case, I was a small part of the team that developed the Installer. More on that later.
So, long before the product was released last December, I requested a Windows Server 2012 VM with enough memory and disk space to install the product. I downloaded the newly-posted images for Windows 2012 64-bit, expanded them, and, following the latest installation documentation, installed the product. All the time, I took screen shots on every screen, taking note of what I changed from the default values, and why. Then I wiped out the VM (reverted to basic OS snapshot, actually) and did it again. And again. And again. I changed some of the variables: installed to Oracle, installed to SQL Server, installed a second Maximo instance, and so on.
Then I rolled it back again, and started writing the blog. Using the screen shots and notes I had taken, I wrote the blog draft like this:
First, download the product from Passport Advantage (htt
The welcome screen (02-welcome)
The installation planning screen (03-
Select Install Product
The final result is a bit more lucid than my draft, starting here. I published the first entry the day Maximo 7.6 came out. I'm very proud of that entry and my ability to get it published on release day.
Now, how is this blog different from the Asset Management blog? The key is in the title: Notes from IoT Support. Here, I'll write about supporting Maximo, not just how to get it running and keep it running. When I crib from the Asset Management blog, I'll condense and summarize. To take from my example above: My entry on Installing Maximo 7.6 would briefly cover the installation steps, then touch on the experience of installing it.
What did I mean earlier by being a small part of the Installer team? Well, I'm not a programmer, or a project manager. I'm a support engineer. My job is to help everyone install, configure, upgrade and tune Maximo. My perspective during the project was two-fold: What's it like to install from the point of view of someone installing Maximo? Secondly: What's it like to support someone or a team installing Maximo? The questions keep coming: What do I need to learn and share about installing Maximo 7.6? How is it different from earlier versions? What's really different from installing early versions? What may be obvious to the experienced product installation team member may not be so to me, or to you. Where are those places? What is going to trip up the professional Maximo installer? What will the new Maximo administrator see when he or she does that first double-click? How do I explain installing Maximo on the phone without the assistance of visual aids? What can I post, or write into a technote or FAQ, that will make it clearer and easier for someone installing Maximo? That's my job, too, and I like it.
What I bring to the Maximo 7.6 installer team is the ability to put myself both in the installer's and in the support engineer's chairs. Even though I am pretty experienced at installers and installing Maximo, there's always a first double-click for me, too.
Keep in mind that I have some expectations of anyone who installs Maximo, the chief one being that this is not like downloading an app on your Galaxy, or installing Office on your Mac. I hope you read and review product documentation, explore our landing pages, search and search again for information on how to do it. No double-clicking and hoping for the best.
Keep an eye out here for my future posts on Maximo installation topics and, as always, let me know what you think.
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Is your organization prepared to embrace an insight-driven approach that will drive the business spectrum from understanding and interacting with customers, and innovating new products to managing human resources and operations, and assessing business risks? IBMIBV wants to know! Take the survey here: ibm.
Webcast August 18th: Engineering for the Internet of Things From Physical Product to Digital Experience
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When: Tuesday, August 18th at 9 AM Pacific (12 PM Eastern)
Where: Register to attend here
Presenter: Erin O'Connor - Offering Manager, Internet of Things Engineering Solutions
You've heard the hype around the Internet of Things! You may be asking yourself how IoT will affect you and your business in the future. Or you may already be challenged with driving an accelerated delivery pace for existing connected device projects. In this web event, we will discuss a 10 point guide on how you can use the IoT to change the game of your business, today. We will tie these game changers to the solutions you may already have, and show you how to leverage the new IBM Internet of Things Continuous Engineering Solution announced in June!
Every day, around the world, engineering organizations are exploring the new technological possibilities of the Internet of Things (IoT). Today’s products have moved beyond mechanical and electrical components to now include complex combinations of hardware, sensors, data storage, microprocessors, software and ubiquitous connectivity. With new models and better insights, physical products will be transformed into digital experiences, with end users interacting with products through the web and mobile devices.
Join this webinar to learn how Continuous Engineering can help manufacturing organizations adapt to the new product development challenges associated with the Internet of Things.
For more information:
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Advanced concepts of IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation- In this video we present some common administrative tasks that one may need to perform as they are getting started with an IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation requirements project.
1. creating a requirements management project from a template.
Rational DOORS Next Generation project page on jazz.net (htt
Advanced concepts of IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation. Note the other DOORS playlists:
Introduction to Rational DOORS Next Generation for DOORS Users: http
Requirements Methodology: http
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On July 29th IBM announced the launch of a new community, IBM developerWorks Recipes, designed to help developers – from novice to experienced – quickly and easily learn how to connect Internet of Things (IoT) devices to the cloud and how to use data coming from those connected devices. Users of developerWorks Recipes can tap into IBM'
Read the full press release here: http
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In this two-part blog series, Bruce Powel Douglass, Ph.D.(Chief Evangelist, IBM Analytics) discusses security in the Internet of Things world, both in terms of the connection and well as the devices themselves.
Securing the Internet of Things. Part 1 – Security in a world of connected devices: Time was when smart embedded devices needed little or no security. They were, for the vast majority, disconnected devices that performed simple dedicated functions. Now, as we hear ever more about the Internet of Things (IoT), it seems everything is connected over the web. Washing machines are connected over the web. This allows unprecedented capabilities for both consumers to connect and manage their lives and for vendors to improve services, monitor usage patterns, deliver updates, and address emerging markets. It is not, however, without risk. [Read more]
Securing the Internet of Things. Part 2 - Securing the ‘Things’ of the IoT: In my last post I discussed the overall challenges of securing the Internet of Things. In this post I focus primarily on the "Things" of the Internet of Things. Certainly securing the cloud end is important as well, but there has always been far more emphasis on cloud security than on device security. I think there are a number of essential aspects of a development environment for designing secure systems [Read more]
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The Internet of Things now has a new YouTube channel which can be found here:
Currently the channel hosts more than 60 Maximo videos created by Support and Development with more to come.
Many of the videos give step by step demonstrations that can help with configuration and use of Maximo.
Titles now available on the channel include ...........
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IBM Smarter Support has released four videos covering the benefits of the organization.
These videos, as seen in the embedded playlist below, cover the high-level topics of: clients success, the value of smarter support, renewing subscription and services, and engaging with smarter support.
Direct links to all the videos can be found at:
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Announcing the IBM Internet of Things Continuous Engineering Solution - On June 16th Daniel Moul blogged on the Continuous Engineering community about the new v6.0 release of the IBM
n the post he writes: IBM is investing significantly in the Internet of Things, putting $3B behind a new business unit focused on delivering solutions that help our clients to take advantage of the opportunities that IoT brings. We are aligning our engineering solution with IoT, including what was formerly known as the