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Maximo Utility Working Group (MUWG) Spring in Houston

It’s a beautiful time to be in Houston this week, nice temps, not overly humid and an awesome time to learn more about IBM Maximo and other capabilities. Today and tomorrow are the actual conference with additional training options Thursday. Today opened up with a positive and informative few general sessions kicking off with a […]

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Supply Chain and Business Operations Next Disruption

Anyone thirsty and near Denver, CO, on May 8, 2018? How about a cold brew and some details about how you too can transform your supply chain / business operations and disrupt your industry with Blockchain? To set your company apart from the others, you’ll need to operate in an integrated customer focused ecosystem. Suppliers […]

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Join Us April 3rd for Answers to the Hype about Blockchain

Blockchain was 2017’s technology buzzword of the year, and for good reason. Blockchain technology has the potential to radically alter enterprise business models through cost reduction and increased operational efficiency. But many organizations are finding blockchain to be as confusing as it is promising. Join us for our webinar on Tuesday, April 3, from 1:00 […]

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The Best Sessions You’ll Find at IBM Think 2018

I might be a little partial to the subject considering these six sessions are from my Perficient peers. We also have a large booth (#550 right once you enter the doors). I hope the sessions below are of interest to you. I found something cool today; log into the event from the website, find the […]

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Webinar Optimize Fleet Maintenance Performance with IoT 2 of 2

Do you have Maximo? Do you have a fleet of assets (cars, trucks, vans, ambulances, etc)? Are you looking for a better way to maintain asset performance using Internet of Things (IoT)? This second webinar in the series valuable to you too. With the cast of speakers, there should be a wealth of information and […]

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Webinar Suggestions to Transform Your Fleet Management 1 of 2

Do you have Maximo? Do you have a fleet of assets (cars, trucks, vans, ambulances, etc)? Are you looking for a better way to manage them? This webinar may just be the information you’re looking for. With the cast of speakers, there should be a wealth of information and knowledge sharing… Not only is this […]

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5 Reasons to Spend Time in Las Vegas and Attend IBM Think

Many of you may might recall a similar event, until so recently called Pulse or even InterConnect from previous years. This year IBM has enhanced the conference to include even more, but no mention of steak knives (sorry, I couldn’t resist). The date has changed a little since previous years, but it’s still most likely […]

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What’s New with IBM Maximo & Have You Upgraded Yet?

I’m sure the social world is exploding with “upgrade now” messages and for reasonably good reason. The end of support for IBM Maximo versions 7.5 and earlier is April 2018. You can click here for details and additional links from last year when IBM first announced the end of support. Last I spoke with IBM […]

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You’re Planning to Adopt IoT, But What Mobile Device Do You Use?

In today’s constantly changing and mobile world, the only constant is change, right… Within all these changes comes some cool new stuff. Well, IBM and Samsung have put together something very neat that many Maximo clients have asked me about.  “What device should I use to go mobile?,” they ask. Well, the answer may just […]

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IBM Maximo Work Centers – Quick Demonstration

Spreading the news to the larger audience to include the rest of y’all that weren’t able / didn’t attend the IMUG last year. We started with a brief presentation of the new Work Centers capabilities (Work & Inspections) and now would like to include the latest update. IBM improved the capabilities in the new release […]

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Why Don’t Drivers Care about Their Vehicles / Trucks?

Hopefully this doesn’t apply to anyone and pardon my assumption. While on a conference call this morning, I happened to look out the window and watch something that’s proven not very shocking. A delivery vehicle, not FedEx, not UPS, but another large carrier just did a three point turn in front of the window; except […]

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‘Tis the Time of Year to Spread a Little Holiday Cheer

Here are a couple videos from several of our offices (15 of them actually) that include a quick blurb on a few more of our Perficient capabilities. I realize most of my blogs are IBM Maximo related, and this one, well it’s short and sweet. For those off next Monday, enjoy time with family and […]

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What I’m Looking Forward to at IMC Today

Today is another great day at IMC 2017. Action-packed RAP sessions throughout the morning and additional subjects in the afternoon. I’ll mention a couple examples and then we hope you’re able to stop by our booth #406 to say “hello.” Yes, the vendor booths are open today with lots of things to learn about and […]

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Join Us at IMC 2017 to Talk Asset Management and IoT

For those who may have partaken in the charity golf this morning before the 32nd annual International Maintenance Conference (IMC), I hope you had a great time and shot well. Then again, I believe it’s more about the networking and charity support than beating your “buddy,” right? Or was it… IMC opens to day at 5pm for […]

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IMC 2017 – we’re here, are you? Lots of great sessions!

This week is that time of year again for the 32nd annual International Maintenance Conference (IMC) where practitioners, other experts and your peers are here talking and sharing reliability and maintenance stories. Not to imply your peers aren’t experts; depending on how you read that first sentence. This isn’t just about CMMS systems like Maximo, […]

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Are you ready for an updgrade? Just released, Maximo…

Before we get into the rest of the details, the good thing is this is not a major release; rather, a feature pack to fix bugs and introduce other enhancements. The exception to the major release would be if you’re still running version 7.5 or earlier, then it’s a bit more work to upgrade, but […]

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IBM Maximo Customer & Business Partner Development Panels

So this just happened: A few weeks ago, Perficient was asked to present at the Indianapolis Maximo Users Group (IMUG) and found an intriguing subject regarding the newly released Work Center and Inspection capabilities in Maximo. These are new and evolving capabilities and designed to make things even easier for workers and managers alike. The […]

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Another Top 10 Reasons to Attend IMC 2017, and a Bonus…

This year is the 32nd International Maintenance Conference (IMC) where you can experience a wealth of knowledge from practice leaders and industry experts. Here are 11, or perhaps 12, reasons you should make the trip to Florida in December. It’s December 11-15, 2017, and the weather should be much nicer than the image in this […]

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Internet of Things (IoT) thought provoking questions…

Last quarter I wrote about some of the devices we’re installing in our home and how some of those might be used in an industrial environment too. Click here if you want to read my previous blog and this quick read hopefully gets you thinking further about how you too can get started… Let’s talk […]

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More Than 5 Reasons to Attend IMUG in November

Save the date, let’s get together to have a great day of networking, knowledge sharing, skill improvements and a chance to get out of the office. The Indianapolis Maximo User Group provides a forum for Maximo users in the Indianapolis area to collaborate on their experiences with asset management and uses of IBM Maximo by […]

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