Maximo Mondays Pod Casts

Maximo Mondays is a series that hosts 20 to 30 minute webcasts every Monday morning at 11:00AM ET on topics identified as of interest to our customers and prospects such as upgrade planning, reporting, supply chain management, updates on IBM PULSE, calibration, and previews of new and upgraded industry solutions.



IBM Pulse is now IBM Interconnect

The world of IBM just got a little more interesting for the events folks. IBM Pulse has combined with two other shows, Impact and Innovate, to form IBM Interconnect.

InterConnect has become the most comprehensive and collaborative event ever, providing an even richer experience to you and your colleagues. Join the largest community embodying the full life-cycle of IT, assets and infrastructure — from Development to Architecture to Operations.

The event will still be held in early spring: More precisely, it will be Feb 22-26, 2015 at both MGM and Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. By combining shows, the event swells to over 20,000 attendees.

Call for papers is through October 10th, 2014 , and may be submitted at

IBM Pulse: Invitation from IBM

We are getting excited for Pulse 2014! Here are some highlights of things on the horizon :

  • TUC Pulse Discount: As a member of the TUC, you now have access to a $400 discount to Pulse 2014! Use code PUL14TUC at registration to receive the discount. CLICK HERE to register for Pulse 2014.
  • Access the Pulse 2014 ROI Infographic HERE to see just how IBM Pulse 2014 will deliver. Did you know that all training, hands-on labs, networking, executive meetings, EXPO hours, and food & entertainment add up to a $7,000 value – more than 3x the conference rate of $2,095!
  • We’re are starting to plan our events happening in the TUC Lounge, so be on the look out in emails and social for our exciting announcements on giveaways, call for volunteers, fun games, and planning 1:1 meetings.
  • The most important announcement: We’re just having so much fun planning for Pulse 2014!
We look forward to seeing everyone at Pulse, and if you’re just as excited as we are, you can check out our Pulse 2014 page here in the TUC to be kept up to date on the latest news.

Maximo for Utilities

Welcome to our continuing series on what is Maximo, or at least, what is available for the vertical markets from IBM’s asset management solution. We’ve covered a few of the verticals over the last few months. Utility users are probably the most visible of the Maximo users, and the most active in their user community, too.

 IBM Maximo Industry Solution for Utilities

Continuing on our overview of IBM Maximo solutions for Industries (and the user groups that love them), we’ll be highlighting yet another industry favorite: Utilities.

MUWG not only has the largest membership of users, it also has a spiffy new logo.

MUWG not only has the largest membership of users, it also has a spiffy new logo.

One of the largest sub-industries of Maximo is the Utility Market. The largest user group, the Maximo Utility Working Group or MUWG holds a conference twice a year. A multi-day event, this conference brings together industry professionals from around the US and world. Learn more about them at

Supports work and asset management for transmission and distribution in water, gas and electric utilities.

Helps increase asset and resources effectiveness by providing a platform to support all types of asset classes and all types of work in water, gas and electric utilities.

  • Improve productivity with Compatible Unit Estimating (CUE) and a multilevel compatible unit library
  • Manage crew type and crew makeup with enhanced crew management while tracking labor skills and certifications
  • Support smart meter or revenue meter asset management lifecycle
  • Integrated with fixed-asset accounting, mobile workforce management and design tools based on SOA
  • Includes Maximo Spatial to support map-based user interface built on the latest ESRI ArcGIS Server technology
  • Integrated work and asset management functionality on a modern, J2EE standards based platform including supply chain management, contact management, and SLA.


  • Industry specific capabilities for electric, gas and water transmission and distribution
  • Rational consolidation
  • Internet architecture
  • Spatial Enablement


  • Built on Maximo, provides industry specific capabilities to support compatible unit estimating (CUE), crew management, tracking of labor skills and certifications, integration with fixed asset accounting, mobile workforce management, design tools and spatial (GIS) enablement.
  • Allows utilities to consolidate multiple work and asset management solutions across business units, including transmission, distribution, power generation, water/wastewater treatment, vehicle fleet, facilities, and IT assets into a single platform and database.
  • Provides a standards based, Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) certified platform that is Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) enabled.
  • Supports visualization of assets, locations and work orders, leverages investment in GIS.


  • Aligns with the specific business needs and provides a greater fit out-of-the-box into the complex utility eco-system.
  • Lowers total cost of ownership for IT departments while providing a common platform for all asset management users promoting best practice throughout the enterprise.
  • Open architecture that integrates easily with other business applications in the enterprise.
  • Improves work planning and analysis while reducing data duplication.

While not a member of the MUWG committee, Maximo mobile software evangelist Kat Pullen of DataSplice Mobile Computing is an event coordinator for several regional Maximo User Groups.