Path to MAS: Pre-Upgrade Checklist

Path to MAS: Pre-Upgrade Checklist

No matter if your move from your current Maximo to MAS is near or longer term, there are several things you should begin aligning in preparation for the upgrade. As with any enterprise application suite upgrade, it is a good opportunity to take a hard look at some...
Path to MAS: Understanding AppPoints

Path to MAS: Understanding AppPoints

While the move to Maximo Application Suite (MAS) may appear to be largely a technical and user experience change project, the licensing approach to it is completely different. This new approach does demand that you look at licensing in a different way that in the past...
Path to MAS: High-level Steps to Implement MAS

Path to MAS: High-level Steps to Implement MAS

Whether you are upgrading an existing Maximo 7.6.1.2+ to MAS 8.5+, or are implementing MAS as a blank slate, there are several things you need to line up before you get started. Let’s talk through the major points of your implementation so you can have a clear picture...
Path to MAS: Are You Ready for Maximo 8?

Path to MAS: Are You Ready for Maximo 8?

The word, “ready,” infers that planning has occurred. After gathering all the details needed, you have made sure whatever it is you are preparing for will be successful. Making the move to Maximo Application Suite (MAS) does require planning and forethought as would...
Path to MAS: MAS Deployment Model

Path to MAS: MAS Deployment Model

We have all spent many years deploying Maximo into a server and WebSphere-based architecture, so it is a known quantity for us. While they present their own complexities, we are well experienced with running different databases, using WebLogic, performing upgrades,...
Path to MAS: Real Benefits of Red Hat OpenShift

Path to MAS: Real Benefits of Red Hat OpenShift

With the move IBM has made to base the new Maximo Application Suite (MAS) on the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (RHOS or OCP), it is important that we gain a better understanding of this technology and the benefits it may have.   Flexible Environment To...
What to Know About IBM MAS Architecture and Your Business

What to Know About IBM MAS Architecture and Your Business

IBM Maximo Application Suite (MAS) Architecture No matter the size of your business, software application technology has an impact on the scope of what you deliver to your workforce and of course the costs to do so. Application containerization is making inroads...
What Are Kubernetes and Application Containers?

What Are Kubernetes and Application Containers?

…and what do they mean for Maximo Developers, Operations, and End Users? Let’s start with a disclaimer: This article is not going to be an exhaustive dissertation on Kubernetes and application containerization. There is so much available on the internet about...
IBM Maximo Application Suite Is Here! – Get Prepared

IBM Maximo Application Suite Is Here! – Get Prepared

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Abraham Lincoln IBM has released the latest update to its Maximo Enterprise Asset Management Solution, now known as the IBM Maximo Application Suite v8.0, or MAS 8.0 for...
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