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TOPIC: IoT

Digitalization, Remote Operations and Smarter Maintenance  

Digitalization, Remote Operations and Smarter Maintenance  

As the effects of COVID-19 continue, it is reasonable to consider that the ‘new normal’ may be with us for some time. To preserve the long-term health of your organization in these unprecedented times, the value of data to inform activities cannot be overstated.  What...

Automation Scripts – A Powerful Maximo Feature

Automation Scripts – A Powerful Maximo Feature

Automation Scripts are powerful features, used for writing, extending or altering the existing functionality to meet specific business requirements without java customization. Most popular scripting languages are Jython, Python and JavaScript. Automation Scripts were...

Driving Productivity with Automation

Driving Productivity with Automation

If there’s one metric that’s top-of-mind for field service leaders today, it’s availability. In an industry where every minute of downtime is money out the door, even a slight increase in asset uptime is significant. For many organizations, the answer lies in...

An AI Assistant for your Workforce

An AI Assistant for your Workforce

The coronavirus pandemic continues to cause disruption to our workforces, and it has got me thinking – your people are your best assets, so what happens if you lose your experts?  And what will happen to your assets if your most experienced technicians are restricted,...

Maximo Assist: An AI Assistant for your Workforce

Maximo Assist: An AI Assistant for your Workforce

We are losing our most experienced technicians... The coronavirus pandemic continues to cause disruption to our workforces, and it has got me thinking – your people are your best assets, so what happens if you lose your experts? And what will happen to your assets if...

Meet the Team – Carol Mathew

Meet the Team – Carol Mathew

1. What is your position at BPD Zenith? I’m a Senior Maximo consultant, involved in delivering projects, change requests, training, onsite support for clients, pre-sales activities etc. I have a strong technical background with a functional outlook. 2. What led you to...

IoT in Power Generation – Monitoring Transformers

IoT in Power Generation – Monitoring Transformers

This is the third blog in my series on how we can use IoT and Maximo to help solve business problems. The main focus will be the Power Generation industry given the criticality and high cost of its Assets and continued importance during the current COVID-19 pandemic....

Meet the Team – Deepa Thomas

Meet the Team – Deepa Thomas

1. What is your position at BPD Zenith? I’m a Graduate Maximo consultant. I manage support tickets, develop solutions for clients, help with any bug fixes, and assist with any Maximo hiccups that our client’s face. 2. What led you to choose this career path? Though my...

Meet the Team – Paul Irving

Meet the Team – Paul Irving

1. What is your position at BPD Zenith? I’ve had many roles at BPD, starting in the Support Office in Carlisle, then working in delivery as a technician and eventually consultant roles in Aberdeen and Calgary. But 3 years ago I was asked to lead the newly formed...

External Sensors and Automation

External Sensors and Automation

At the recent Maximo User Group, I did a presentation on external sensors and automation. For my presentation, I created a demo science lab containing a photo and temperature sensitive incubator. My science lab is in New Zealand and may therefore be subject to...

IoT in Facilities Management – Understanding the Office

IoT in Facilities Management – Understanding the Office

This blog is the 2nd in a series on IoT and Maximo projects. In the first blog, I introduced you to the Internet of Things and briefly touched on an example where you could monitor an office. In this blog, I plan on expanding on this with a couple of different use...

My Introduction to IoT

My Introduction to IoT

In this blog, I am going to be talking through an introduction to the ‘Internet of Things’ or IoT as it is commonly referred to. The mains things covered will be sensors, gateways, message brokers and what you can do with all this data moving forward. This will be the...

Maximo Custom Add-on Products

Maximo Custom Add-on Products

There are instances when organizations want to add client-specific validations, functionalities or new applications to Maximo Asset Management that don’t exist out-of-the-box. Luckily, Maximo caters to this with its add-on methodology and packages can be installed...

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