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The Interloc Solutions 100% Maximo Blog

IBM Maximo, European Rail Summit, and Interloc: A Trifecta for Asset Management

Posted by Stacey Miller

Jul 21, 2016 6:08:50 PM

The European Rail Summit is the premier rail transportation industry event of the year for European Maximo users and prospects. The Summit was held in Utrecht, The Netherlands on Monday and Tuesday June 20th and 21st, and was graciously hosted by Nederlandse Spoorwegen (Dutch Rail).  

The Rail Summit created an essential opportunity for rail providers and Maximo rail vendors to meet and discuss the very specific needs that the transportation industry has. As a key sponsor, Interloc provided presentations on two topics that are extremely important to rail implementations of Maximo – Mobile Solutions and Proofs of Concept.

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Topics: Maximo, maximo transportation, Europe

Rail Industry, Structured EAM & Maximo

Posted by Greg Hoile

Jun 20, 2016 2:50:23 PM

bullet_train_red_blend.pngThe rail industry presents a unique asset management challenge -- from the 7000+ miles of track in the US to 20000+ miles in the Western Europe.  If that is not staggering enough, consider these additional points unique to the rail industry:

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Topics: Maximo, EAM, Rail Industry

Better Maximo Mobility Starts Here [Infographic]

Posted by Stacey Miller

May 17, 2016 3:55:00 PM

You run your business on Maximo but your workers are in the field. How do you get more wrench time and greater productivity?

The answer is simple -- go mobile. After all, research firm IDC predicts that by 2017, over 50% of IT spending will be for new mobile and cloud technologies.

The key is getting your maintenance users on board. Studies show that user experience is degraded with even the slightest amount of lag time.

So, what's the answer?

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Why Offline Mobility for Mobile Maximo Matters

Posted by Jeremy Rempel

Oct 2, 2015 10:45:37 AM

If you have limited network coverage, you know that offline mobility for Maximo matters. Your network goes down and you lose work, can’t access documents or work orders, and data is not transmitted back to Maximo.

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Topics: Mobile Informer, Maximo Mobility, IBM Maximo

Considering a Maximo 7.6 Upgrade? Read this First!

Posted by Stacey Miller

May 7, 2015 11:38:00 AM

IBM released Maximo 7.6 in late 2014.  Maximo 7.6 concentrates primarily on improving the Maximo user interface to make it more engaging, easy to navigate and simpler to understand. 

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Topics: Maximo, IBM Maximo 7.6

3 Premier Traits Your Maximo Consulting Partner Should Have

Posted by Stacey Miller

Jul 23, 2014 7:34:00 PM

Undoubtedly there is a baseline for the credentials you look for in a Maximo consulting services organization.  These baseline credentials could be:

  • Does the company have Gold technical accreditation (formerly AAA)?
  • Have they done what I need done with Maximo somewhere before?
  • Do they understand my industry?
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Topics: Awards, Maximo, Business Partner

[How-To] Managing Isolations in Maximo Oil & Gas

Posted by Stacey Miller

Jun 10, 2014 1:48:00 PM


This week’s blog post comes from Brad Knowles, Interloc’s Vice President of Canadian Operations. Brad has more than 20 year’s experience working with Asset Management software. Brad spends a large percentage of his time in Calgary where he focuses on the Oil & Gas sector, working with clients such as Cenovus, Connacher Oil, Legacy Oil, Encana, and Athabasca Oil.

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Topics: IBM Maximo, Maximo for Oil & Gas 7.5, Maximo 7.5, Managing Isolations in Maximo

The IBM Control Desk (ICD) Top 10: Why Your IT Department Should Consider ICD

Posted by Stacey Miller

Apr 28, 2014 12:48:00 PM

With the ever increasing demands placed on Information Tehnology (IT) departments, it's no wonder that they are constantly looking for innovative approaches to managing their environments, while at the same time providing "on-demand" services and accounting for assets and changes.  

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Topics: Interloc Solutions, SCCD, IBM SmartCloud Control Desk

IBM Control Desk: An Intro to Service Catalogs

Posted by Stacey Miller

Apr 23, 2014 4:07:00 PM

IBM Control Desk (ICD) comes with a Self Service Center that includes a Service Catalog -- but why do you need one? This blog post, written by Interloc's Pete Morell, explores the reasons your IT Department needs a Service Catalog.

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Topics: Interloc Solutions, SCCD, SCCD Self Service Catalog, SCCD Service Catalog

Authentication Options for Maximo

Posted by Stacey Miller

Mar 24, 2014 6:16:00 PM

Whether you are tasked with protecting customer services, corporate and customer data, or day-to-day operations, ensuring that employees in your organization have the appropriate access level is a large part of your overall company security strategy.

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Topics: Maximo, Security, Authentication