Important security alert

Important Maximo Security Patch

David Miller Asset Systems, Managed Service Support, News & Announcements

IBM has made us aware of a recently-discovered security vulnerability in IBM Maximo (CVE-2019-4478), which affects installed Maximo environments. This vulnerability has the potential of allowing an authenticated user to access information they should not normally have access to. Although the vulnerability has an overall rating of 6.5 (moderate), the impact is rated “High” for confidentiality. IBM has released a …

IBM Academies - virtual learning kicks off 13 May 2020

Maximo learning goes virtual in 2020 – introducing IBM Academies

David Lestani Events

COVID-19 is changing the way we live, work and learn. With travel and mass gatherings off the agenda for 2020, IBM Academies is a new digital learning experience. It will feature the Maximo Academy, which replaces last year’s IoT Exchange events. On 13 May, IBM is launching a digital learning platform to help clients acquire knowledge and best practices to …

Under default configurations, some Maximo sites may be communicating passwords with the domain controller in clear text

Microsoft’s March Security Update impact for all Maximo sites using LDAP authentication

Azmul Khan EAM

The Microsoft Windows update due for release on 10 March 2020 will provide new options for administrators to harden the configurations for LDAP channel binding on Active Directory domain controllers. All Maximo sites that use LDAP to authenticate users against Active Directory should be aware of this change, its immediate impact, and the opportunities it presents to better protect the …

QLD Maximo User Group Meet Up

QLD Maximo User Group Meet-Up

Lois Jewell EAM, Events

The next meeting of the QLD Maximo User Group will take place at Brisbane Airport on Thursday 21 November. It’s been a while…so please be sure to join us to network with fellow Maximo users, hear technical updates and get a glimpse of the product roadmap. The agenda will feature: Maximo Roadmap update Brisbane Airport Corporation user presentation the latest …

The token licensing model is now available for Maximo

Token Licensing for Maximo

David Lestani EAM

At the end of 2018, IBM extended the concept of token licensing from the Rational brand to the Maximo suite of products. Put simply, tokens are the most flexible method of licensing – in place of one licence per user for each software product, a pool of tokens can be consumed based on actual product usage in real-time. It’s a …

Enterprise asset management optimisation

Four signs you need to improve asset management

David Lestani EAM

System noun [sis-tuh m] a set of things working together as parts of a mechanism or an interconnecting network; a complex whole. You might be able to chart the location of assets on a map, record their depreciation in an asset register spreadsheet or bring up a calendar of the manufacturer’s recommended service schedule. But an optimised system will remain …

Unitywater optimising asset management

What good asset management looks like

David Lestani EAM

Whether you’re looking to improve quality, or searching for efficiency through automation, you will need to ask yourself “what does good look like”. The answer won’t necessarily be the same for everyone, or a shining example of ‘best-practice’. There are, however, a common set of goals shared in any asset management program: Reduce unplanned downtime; Minimise asset failures; Maximise use …

Cradle Mountain Tasmania

Building smarter dispatch processes

David Lestani Customer Story, EAM

Organisations that maintain assets and infrastructure over large geographic areas face common challenges in dispatching work crews for reactive maintenance works that meet response time commitments. Clarita’s asset management team have recently delivered an exciting project for Tasmania’s water services provider, TasWater, that has reimagined the dispatch process with location context for huge productivity returns. At an estimated 68,400 km2, …

End of Support

Maximo end of support for v7.5 announced

David Lestani EAM, News & Announcements

It’s official …. Maximo 7.5.x, industry solutions and associated add-ons will no longer be supported by IBM from 30 April 2018. End of Support means the withdrawal of technical support for specific versions and releases of software products, usually because more recent releases have become available. Once a product reaches end of support, IBM will not respond to support requests or provide …

IBM Interconnect 2017

Reflections on IBM InterConnect 2017

Brad Miller Opinion

Well it has been an exciting week at the IBM InterConnect 2017 conference. With around 20,000 attendees there was never a shortage of people to talk to and share ideas with. The highlight for me has been to witness the enthusiasm of organisations embarking on their IoT journey and their commitment to innovation in general. Getting serious about IoT IoT …