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IBM Maximo, Reliability, Maintenance Planning & Scheduling: Top 10 Posts of 2017

by Elyse Gagné on December 28, 2017

2017 was a year of disruption, innovation, and change across the board, from Utilities and Power Generation, to Facilities Management and Oil and Gas. From IBM Maximo CMMS to Big Data to expert maintenance advice, there's a lot of ground to cover. So let's get to it.

We dug into the Solufy blog metrics to find out which of the articles were most popular with you, the maintenance and reliability professional. These are the top 10 posts of 2017.

#10. The Critical Role of Maximo CMMS in Water Utilities Management at Kansas City BPU Nearman Water

Paul Crocker, Kansas City Board of Public Utilities, discusses the unique challenges, risks, and opportunities of managing the daily maintenance of the city's drinking water facility.

#9. Benefits of Maintenance Planning for the Technician, Supervisor, and Management

Solufy's Director of Sales, Matt Midas, who has over 30 years' experience in Maintenance Planning and Scheduling, including for the US Navy, makes the case for Maintenance Planning.

#8. Your Predictive Maintenance Capabilities will be Enhanced by BigData Technologies

John Soldators digs deep to uncover how BigData technologies will start enhancing organizations' predictive maintenance (PdM) abilities -- and when. 

#7. How One of IBM’s Largest Partners Bridges the Business and Technology Gap in Enterprise Asset Management

We sit down with the co-founder and owner of IBM Maximo's largest North American partner to get insight into where the field of Enterprise Asset Management and IBM Maximo CMMS are headed.

#6. Maintenance-as-a-Service (MaaS) is set to Disrupt Enterprise Maintenance

Just like cloud computing has become maintstream across virtually all industries, MaaS is on the rise. How will it benefit enterprises and what changes can we expect to see?

#5. 5 Important Standards Maintenance Professionals Should Be Aware of

Standards help to increase interoperability across systems and technological longevity and make it easier to replicate and reuse best practices. This article explores five important standards all maintenance professionals should know about.

#4. What Does Blockchain Technology Have to Do with Enterprise Maintenance Activities?

"Blockchain" might as well the word of the year for 2017. In this article and video, John Soldatos explores the relationship between enterprise maintenance and the emerging blockchain technology.

#3. 5 Transformational Trends Reshaping Industrial Maintenance

If you work in the field of enterprise maintenance, you know that new innovations, technologies, and principles are reshaping the industry. We explore five trends that are reshaping the way we work.

#2. Why Maintenance Planning & Scheduling Should be a Key Initiative Within Your Organization (INFOGRAPHIC)

If you know your Maintenance Planning and Scheduling could be improved, but aren't convinced that it needs to be a priority now, look at this infographic. It might just save you millions of dollars in wasted time. 

and the most popular post of 2017 was...

#1. 6 Maintenance Scheduling Principles to Improve Overall Workforce Efficiency

Matt Midas leads the list once again. In this year's top post, Matt draws on ideas from the acclaimed author and Maintenance Planning and Scheduling veteran, Doc Palmer, to help Planners and Schedulers implement best practices that will increase efficiency -- and ultimately save their organizations time and money.

We'll see you in 2018 with more advice on how to get the most out of IBM Maximo, Planning and Scheduling tips and best practices, and insights on the changing landscape of Enterprise Maintenance and Reliability. Don't miss out and make sure you are subscribed to the Solufy blog.

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Elyse Gagné

Content and Marketing Specialist, Solufy.

Elyse is a writer, editor and content marketing specialist whose forte is writing for the tech industry.

She holds an MA in English Literature from Queen's University and an Honors Bachelor of Arts from Bishop's University.

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