Maximo Everyplace draws huge crowd at IBM Pulse 2011
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Today's blog comes from Lori Landesman, you may remember her from this interview at IBM Pulse 2011:
I know that the word is getting out about Maximo Everyplace because the press is picking up on it. Earlier this year, Baseline printed a story about the growing need for mobile access to enterprise applications, and highlighted Maximo Everyplace along with one of our customers, the University of Texas Medical Branch. Link.
I had the opportunity to talk about Maximo Everyplace quite a bit at the IBM Pulse 2011 conference a few weeks ago, both during the Expo theatre session where I presented a demo, and while working with my colleagues in the Solution Center. More customers are hearing about this new ability to use Maximo on their iPhones and Android devices and want to know more. And, more and more, people are telling me that they want to use Maximo on their iPads. With Maximo Everyplace, we provide that ability.
“Can’t I just use regular Maximo on the iPad? It’s practically the same size screen as my laptop.” I hear this regularly, so I want to talk about it.
Although you can log into Maximo from your iPad right now, you need to be aware that Maximo is not supported on any iPad browser right now. Some things just aren’t going to work, and the Support organization can’t help you with it. With Maximo Everyplace, we have done the testing on the iPad’s native browser and made sure that the UI works as it should.
Furthermore, with Maximo Everyplace, you get an alternative “skin” that provI’m happy to report that the session was well attended – check out the crowd!ides a different look for Maximo. Many of the UI elements are larger than in regular Maximo. We did this because, on a touch screen, you need to use your finger for all the interactions, and your finger is a lot bigger than the arrow pointer that you see onscreen on your desktop or laptop machine. The standard Maximo UI is fine for those mouse-driven interactions, but becomes much more difficult to use when you have to make selections with your finger. You end up hitting the wrong thing and having to expand the screen for nearly every interaction. The Everyplace “skin” makes the interaction much easier. You end up less frustrated, and you’ll find that your tasks take less time to complete.
If you want to know more and didn’t get to attend Pulse, you can still see the 20-minute session I did right here.
I’m happy to report that the session was well attended – check out the crowd!