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What is blockchain and how can blockchain help in asset management?
Read 3 ways blockchain will enhance your asset management efforts to find out more about how blockchain enables open collaboration, creates asset and transaction transparency, and enforces consistency.
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The results of this year’s Gartner Magic Quadrant (MQ) for Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) are out -- IBM positioned highest for ‘Ability to execute and furthest for ‘Completeness of Vision’.
Why are we a leader in this space? We are investing in key strategic areas to drive the future of Maximo and extend value to our clients. These include:
AI, analytics, mobility, blockchain, SaaS. These are just a few of the innovations that helped propel Maximo and there are many more to come!
Find more information about why IBM is a leader in this space: read IBM names a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrantd IBM named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Asset Management 2018.
Source: Gartner (October 2018)
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Fundamentals 76 UI Navigation Basics - Highlights some of the capabilities of the Maximo Fundamentals User Interface that will help you work within your Fundamentals' applications.
And once you're done with the above overview, dig in to the next six videos in the series covering data loading:
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Maximo 7602 - New Feauture - Invoice Cost Variance Report - In the Maximo 18.104.22.168 release, the new Invoice Cost Variance Report for LIFO/FIFO items is delivered. This demo highlights the new report, what variances it contains and how it can be applied in your environment. Demo by Pam Denny, Maximo BI Architect/Designer
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IBM Maximo 7.6 JVM Settings - Discuss the best practices for setting Initial/Maximum Heap size, Generic JVM Argument, Thread Pools in IBM Maximo version 7.6.
Video author: May On.
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Engineering Academy comes to you: IBM is sponsoring learning opportunities throughout the U.S.
Our first Engineering Academy Comes To You event in Huntsville, AL promises to be very popular, so we urge you to register quickly to assure your place at the conference.
Huntsville, Alabama, July 9-11
Brockwell Technologies, Inc.
4970 Corporate Dr. NW Ste 110
Huntsville, Alabama. 35805
July 9 – July 11, 2019
9:00AM – 5:00 PM
Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM) solutions – July 10, 2019, 9:00AM – 1:00 PM
Register to attend!
Mark your calendar for additional Engineering Academy Comes To You events that will be occurring throughout the country.
Annapolis Junction, Maryland
August 20 – 22, 2019
San Ramon, California
August 28, 2019
September 17 – 18, 2019
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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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IBM continually strives to seek new and better ways to improve the support experience we provide. With that in mind, we are pleased to announce the upcoming improvements to our support model for our On-Premise products. When these offerings are migrated to the new Support Community, Support Portal or Service Request will redirect you to it where you can log in using your existing IBM ID & password. For your convenience a "Provide Feedback" link has been provided at the top & bottom of the page.
You can find a list of common FAQs for your offerings in the following technotes:
We hope you enjoy the enhancements of this new IBM support experience and welcome your feedback.
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In a previous post (IBM IoT will soon Launch the new IBM Support Community for its offerings) we announced our move to the new Support Community for some of our On-Premise product offerings. As we move forward with our efforts to improve the support experience, we are pleased to announce that the same improvements will be coming soon to our support model for our Continuous Engineering products.
When the Continuous Engineering offerings are migrated to the new Support Community, Support Portal or Service Request will redirect you to it where you can log in using your existing IBM ID & password. For your convenience a "Get help" link has been provided at the top & bottom of the page.
You can find a list of common FAQs in the following technote:
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IBM IoT Real-Time Insights – Analytics Designed for the Internet of Things: As the Internet of Things (IoT) expands rapidly, more and more “things” are reporting their properties, location, and status in near real-time. This generates a huge volume and variety of data that is under-utilized…or often not used at all! Enterprises can leverage this data to understand the state of operations and equipment to better run their businesses. The key to achieving that efficiency is to utilize IoT data effectively to drive business decisions and results... [Read more...]
IoT Real-Time Insights integrates IFTTT and Node-RED: Real-time analytics provide insights from streaming IoT data, but the key is taking the appropriate action as a result of those insights, and IoT Real-Time Insights helps you do both. Recently, we made some significant updates to the service that dramatically improve the insights (improved analytics capabilities) and the available actions allowing you to... [Read more...]
IoT Real-Time Insights consumes the data and device information, enriches that data with asset master records and weather data, and applies rules to take action when conditions warrant enabling you to gain awareness of equipment and operations to make better decisions, improve availability, and respond more quickly to emerging conditions.
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What is Internet of Things Workbench?
IoTWB is a cloud-based design tool for IoT System Integration engineers to visually design, integrate, simulate, test and deploy end-to-end Internet of Things systems. We are collaborating with IoT developers to understand the pain points, the needs and the opportunities in this space, and looking for innovative way to increase the quality and security of IoT systems while improving the productivity of IoT system development.
Initially, we are focusing on the following aspects:
1. Design & Simulate an end-to-end IoT System - rapid prototyping of IoT system using simple visual design techniques and verification of the system behavior via easy-to-use simulation.
How can you be involved?
IoTWB is released as experimental service in IBM Bluemix and you can test it first hand by exploring IoTW
Want to learn more? Feel free to contact us at at
Take Care, Fariz Saracevic (@FarizSaracevic)
IBM Internet of Things Workbench Product Manager
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RTC upgrade from 5.0.2 to 6.0.3
HTTP Status 404 - ProxyServlet: /cqconnector/
Workaround tomcat library for CQ synchronizer 603 upgrade.
1. Before upgrading the CQ synchronizer from 5.0.2 to 6.0.3, take backup of tomcat libraries present in gateway/tomcat folder.
This is a often question from many TRIRIGA administrators. We do have parameters to limit the file extension for a while now, but for file size that was a missing capability, so far...
In 3.5.2 we introduced a new property in trir
This Request for Enhancement, or RFE, was created by one of our customers, and implemented by our development team as one of the most voted ones, so as always, we encourage you to open RFEs at will and send the URL to your peers for voting for it!
This is the URL for the RFE that granted such functionality: http
I hope you make good use of this feature once you upgrade to 3.5.2 and higher versions of the platform. I am sure your storage specialist will owe you one!
Sometimes a user that supposedly has licenses for a form or portal is not being able to see it, so how do I determine if some license is missing or if the licenses I have are enough? This question often comes up when users start reporting they can not access portions of the application and call in complaining about it.
The best way to see it is to log as an Admin user, for instance "system" and follow these instructions:
In the below example you see that a user accessing via Cloud needs license "IBM Facilities and Real Estate Management on Cloud Enterprise" to access the Contact Center (form triContactCenter).
If you have questions on specific licenses, contact your sales representative from IBM or Business Partner. They are able to see what you are entitled of.
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How to index DOORS 9.6 artifacts in Lifecycle Query Engine - John Carolan demonstrates the steps required to enable DOORS 9.6 as a Tracked Resource Set (TRS) provider and how to add that feed to Lifecycle Query Engine (LQE) as a new Data Source.
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Navigate to a repo workspace on a stream (where that old version was baselined), select component in a repository workspace or stream in the Team Artifacts window and click on "Replace with".
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Issue in server1 adding external widget from Server2 (both ways it's the same)
Getting below error message in the widget:
Blocked by Content Security Policy
Referring to sites that are not registered as a Jazz application or friend, but to which this application can still send requests.
This is used for clients or web pages served from this application that also invoke requests to other sites.
Steps to Fix the issue.
*Please add https://server2 in the Whitelist of https://server1/ccm
*After that you should be able to see the content of http
Note: A server restart is not needed.
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How to Add websites (IIS Website location) in the RTC source control using HTTP location.
When you create Web site projects, Visual Studio creates the solution files in the Projects location specified under Tool
You have two options here, one to create a solution first and then create a web site project under it as described in Work
or, just share the project instead of sharing the solution. Refer to "Solution outside the sandbox" section in Flex
** Solution for adding local IIS websites into RTC source control** Find the steps below.
If you want to share your .sln file:
1. Create a virtual directory in IIS that points to a physical location in your sandbox, say <sandbox>\WebSite1
2. Create a blank solution with the name WebSite1 at <sandbox>. This will create <san
3. Add a new WebSite to the solution created in the previous step and choose http
4. You'll see a "Web Site Already Exists" dialog. Choose "Create a new Web site in the existing location"
5. Right-click on the solution in the Solution Explorer and Share in Jazz
If you prefer not to check-in the .sln file, skip step 2 and in step 5,right click on the Web site in solution explorer and Share in Jazz..
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When you have a custom mandatory field on our defect record type (Found In Environment) and When you create a new defect record in My Stuff, this field ( Found In Environment) is not visible (able to select).
How do I add it to the toolbar in My Stuff together with the standard attributes; Type, Description, Filed Against, Severity and so on?
Use the Explorer to navigate to RTC MyStuff >> When you type ctrl+space the supported custom attributes will be listed.
Supported custom attributes:
Unsupported custom attributes:
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Combine the world’s leading enterprise asset management solution with the power of IoT data from people, sensors and devices to gain real-time visibility.
IoTP + Maximo - Colton Howard, Technical Solution Specialist in Watson IoT, presents a simple example of how the IoT Platform can integrate with Maximo.
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How does Hierarchy Logic in RTC Source Control Components work?
Problem: When the component is selected, multiple sub-components are getting added to the stream.
Steps to reproduce:
Actual Output: The selected component is adding sub-components into the repository workspace.
1) Reason for adding sub-component into the workspace when root component is added
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With the new CLM 6.0.1 and upcoming IBM Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) releases, IBM WAS Liberty has replaced the Apache Tomcat application server. The current documentation will not assist you to configure the WAS Liberty to run as a Windows service.
There is an existing Enhancement Request for the same:
As a workaround, you can use the Apache Commons Daemon as an option.
Steps to create the service using Apache Commons Daemon to run CLM 6.0.1 in IBM WAS Liberty:
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A tag is a defined value that you can add to configurations to filter the artifacts.
Use content assist to conveniently tag work items in the Eclipse client or Web UI work item editor.
For a particular Project Area, you can identify a list of tags available in work-item in IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC) and export them.
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Are you new to using TRIRIGA and wonder how do you ever get started with your Preventive Maintenance schedules? I know that when I came over to TRIRIGA, I had some trouble so I am going to go through creating a work plan that includes a service plan and what that means for your task creation. Most preventive maintenance schedules have some kind of job plan - a list of tasks that need to get done and will occur on a schedule, be it weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly, etc.
The first step is to create your job plan, which is called Plan Work inside of TRIRIGA. This is found under Maintenance -> Preventive Maintenance -> Plan Work. Your job plan is then based on assets, locations or systems. What is a system? A system is a collection of assets or locations. After you have identified if your job plan is for assets or locations, you can go create your Preventive Maintenance (PM) schedule. That's where it really gets "fun"!
So create a new Work Plan that will have the Resource type set to All Resources in Selected Systems. And add 2 Assets to it. Then go to the PM Schedules tab and let's add a schedule for those Assets.
You are going to need to define a Request Class. This request class defines the type of work, like if it's for HVAC , Electrical, Plumbing, etc. Associated with this Request class is what is called a service plan. This service plan identifies information about task creation, SLA's, priority, etc. Knowing the service plan you are using is really important to know but I will get into more on that later.
Now you need to create the pattern or frequency of the schedule. How often will this be needed - daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly, etc. You can also choose to do shadowing PM's but for this we will not be including that. Once you have identified all that, your tasks are now created. This could take a little bit of time depending on the length of your schedule and how many assets/locations are on it.
Now about those service plans. Here are some examples of how they work.
You have a work plan with 2 assets on it. Create the Preventive Maintenance schedule so that it occurs daily for 5 days. And the service plan is set to create tasks for single tasks. The end result is that it will create 10 tasks in total. 5 tasks for each asset. If you go back and add another asset to the work plan, then another 5 tasks will be added. So each asset will get their own set of tasks. If you are using a system, the functionality will work the same way. The key is the service plan is set to create tasks for single tasks.
Now in another scenario that will also have 2 assets on it but the service plan is going to be set to create single task for all assets. So you have a work plan with 2 assets on it. Create the Preventive Maintenance schedule so that it occurs daily for 5 days. Set the service plan to create a single task for all assets. The end result will be that it will only show 5 tasks because the same task will be applied to all the assets on the work plan. You would have to go look at the association of the task to see all the assets lists. See the screen shot below for an example.
And if you add a new asset to this scenario, it will not add a new task. It will just add another association to the new asset from the task.
So now that you know this, go on and create your work plan for your maintenance schedules!
For additional information on this, you might want to go check out the documentation found here
As my role as a new TRIRIGA L2 support engineer grows, I can see many ways a client can help expedite the resolution by following simple best practices. Knowing where to find information and how to use it is a key factor. Let's face it, there is a lot of information out on the IBM sites not to mention the internet. Sometimes it can be overwhelming so I'd like to go through some of the tools available to our users and explain what they are.
Document Control Facility documents (DCF's) - are technotes. Sometimes they are based on a client who had a particular issue and how it was resolved. Other times they may be knowledge our team has and wants to share or clarify. The resolution could be a fix that is in a fixpack or it could be a mis-understanding of how the functionality should be used. One of the most powerful IBM support tools for finding content is our support resource pages. The link below will take you to the TRIRIGA Support Resources page where you will find the most relevant links to most of our client needs. In addition, you will find tabs at the top of that page that will take you to a TRIRIGA help page where single click buttons allow you to quickly find relevant documents to the subject you are searching. Of course you can always search using Google and much of our content that is not protected is indexed there. Content is always being added, so keep on checking.
Communities - IBM has developed these communities that people can join that relate to a particular indu
This is where you will find some of the many blogs written by people from IBM who have information to share about TRIRIGA. You have the capability to set up notifications to be daily or weekly, so you get notified of when there is something updated and you may want to read. A good idea is a weekly notification where you get a summary of what has been added during the week, so you can then scan and determine what you may or may not want to read.
In addition to blogs, one very powerful aspect of the TRIRIGA community is forums. These are monitored by people from support, development, documentation, services, other clients and more. If you have a question that falls outside the scope of support, for example, a customization question, you can ask it on the forum and you have a world of people who may be able to help you answer it.
Social Media - if you regularly inter-act with a support engineer, you might want to consider following them on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook. They might post / tweet something that will point to a blog post or a community that might be worth a read. It is yet another way to keep informed about the latest news. Depending on how often you use social media, it can be a quick way to find out about something without having to wait for your weekly notification to read about it. You might also hear about upcoming user group events this way as well.
YouTube - You can find some good how to videos if you need to know how to do some
User Groups - User Groups are a great way to meet other customers and talk about how they are using the product, especially if they are in the same industry as you. They might have found a way around some problem that you are experiencing. Plus you are able to meet IBMer's face to face and ask them questions or find out what is up and coming about the products. They can be as large as IBM's InterConnect which encompasses many software products. Or there are the smaller, regional user groups like TRIMAX which only covers TRIRIGA and Maximo products. These are a valuable way to get information. If you can, you should try to go to one.
How do all these tools help the client? It is sharing information that the client might otherwise have to enter a PMR. Depending on the complexity of an issue, a PMR requires considerable data collection and replication of issues to determine if it, in fact, works as designed, is a defect or may be user error. All these information avenues puts the client in the driver seat. They might see something they might want to consider using in the future or can avoid entering a PMR. It's all about sharing information and staying current.
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The dashboard for IBM Watson IoT Platform has recently been enhanced, making historic data management even easier!
Historic data in IBM Watson Internet of Things Foundation (IOTF) can be a wonderful tool for understanding your usage of the platform. However, there may be cases where you want to clean the slate and start fresh, or simply remove the historic data once an issue has been corrected. To this end, the following steps will help you configure/adjust the storage settings to your desired needs:
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Highlights of CLM 6.0.3 - I’m pleased to announce that Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) 6.0.3 is now available for download — along with IBM Internet of Things continuous engineering solution 6.0.3, which is a superset of CLM. Our largest focus area this release has been improving simplicity and productivity for practitioners. You’ll see that in these highlights [Read more...]
What’s new with SAFe® in CLM 6.0.3 - It’s official. IBM’s support for Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe) 4.0 is now “in the box”! You can read more about the highlights of the Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) 6.0.3 release in Daniel Moul’s blog: Highlights of 6.0.3. We’ve been working diligently with several early adopters who have provided great feedback since we posted the first beta templates back in March. That early feedback has led to some great improvements — thank you all for contributing to make the SAFe support better. Next up: reports and videos. [Read more...]
What’s new in Rational DOORS Next Generation 6.0.3 - IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation (DNG) 6.0.3 introduces a new dimension to configuration management a simpler way to interact with requirements information and more. [Read more...]
What’s new in Rational Team Concert 6.0.3 - We’ve been busy with key enhancements to IBM Rational Team Concert 6.0.3 including enterprise agile planning with SAFe® 4.0, improved work item collaboration with rich text support and enhanced usability for the Jazz SCM. For more details, see New & Noteworthy. [Read more...]
What’s new in Rational Quality Manager 6.0.3 - In this post, I am going to highlight three key enhancements to IBM Rational Quality Manager 6.0.3 that will make a difference for many of you: customization of manual test scripts, artifact comparison, and components. For a complete enhancement list and more details about the content of this release, please see the New & Noteworthy. [Read more...]
What’s new in Rhapsody Design Manager 6.0.3 and Rhapsody 8.2 - IBM Rational Rhapsody Design Manager 6.0.3 and IBM Rational Rhapsody 8.2 are here! As usual, there are many exciting things that have taken place in the area of modeling, or as many call it today, architecture and design management. For a complete list, see the New & Noteworthy for Rhapsody Design Manager and what’s new for Rhapsody. [Read more...]
What’s new in Rational Publishing Engine 2.1.1 - Many organizations must produce documentation from their systems along with software engineering data that meets complex style and format requirements. These requirements might be imposed by clients, business partners, government or industry regulatory bodies. IBM Rational Publishing Engine automates the generation of these types of documents from your data in Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) and other products. In the 2.1.1 release of Rational Publishing Engine, we’ve continued to simplify the user experience with a focus on both template designers and report designers. You can watch demos of these and other new features at the Rational Publishing Engine 2.1.1 YouTube playlist. For more details, see New & Noteworthy. [Read more...]
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Help configuration options in IBM Collaborative Lifecycle Management product help - There are three ways to access the Rational product help: 1) you can install it locally on your hard drive, 2) you can have your system administrator install it on an enterprise wide server, or 3) you can configure your system to access the Rational information center on the Web. This video provides a detailed overview of how to install Knowledge Center Customer Install application on a computer or intranet server.
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Would you like to know how you can help speed up the resolution when you open a new case with IBM Support?
We recently introduced Question Assistant to help provide guidance during case creation. You may have seen the information panel below when opening a new case. You will see the feedback in that panel dynamically updated with a check mark next to each of the items as you enter your case description. The check marks indicate that your description includes those items which are important to the case. Entering a complete description will help us route the case to the correct agent who can help you. It will also help to avoid an initial request for additional details before you can move forward with finding a resolution to your issue.
Check out a demo of Watson Question Assistant!!!