Where is the Compatibility Matrix going to be relocated?


In January 2020, IBM developerWorks displayed the following banner message:

“The developerWorks Connections Platform is now in read-only mode and content is only available for viewing. No new wiki pages, posts, or messages may be added. Please see our FAQ for more information. The developerWorks Connections platform will officially shut down on March 31, 2020 and content will no longer be available. More details available on our FAQ.

Where is the Compatibility Matrix going to be relocated?

(1) In February 2020, the Compatibility Matrix and several related pages were officially relocated to IBM Support as follows:

(2) Since January 2020, the above information is also available in the independent (or backup) wiki:

  • TRIRIGAFEEDIA Wiki
    https://tririgafeedia.wiki
  • Note that this wiki may or may not contain the latest updates, but it strives to do so.

[Admin: This post is related to the 11.14.14 post about the latest Compatibility Matrix. To see other related posts, use the Matrix tag.]

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Where are the new TRIRIGA forums going to be located?


Official Forums

Officially, as of February 2020, the TRIRIGA forums on IBM developerWorks were migrated to IBM Support. Here’s the link. You might notice that the URL includes the “TRIRIGA Platform” forum tag. Theoretically, if everything works properly, this tag should allow you to filter for the migrated TRIRIGA forum posts.

Unfortunately, in order to post, the IBM Support Forums require you to request access to a specified product. Although this might be normal behavior for certain Support sites, this isn’t very convenient for a so-called “forum”. I didn’t expect it. Even as an employee of an IBM partner, I don’t have a Customer Number.

In any case, here’s the following request process. Good luck!

  • (1) In the upper-right corner of the Support page, open the user menu and select the Support Access option.
  • (2) In the Support Access page, click the Request Access button.
  • (3) In the Support Access popup, select the specific TRIRIGA Product (required), enter your Customer Number (required), and select the Country where the product is located (strange but required).
  • (4) Click the Submit button.

Independent Forums

Independently, we already see TRIRIGA forums or groups on social media, like the Facebook group “TRIRIGA Around the World” and Google group “triDeveloper“. But if you’d rather avoid Facebook and Google, I’ve set up an alternative Flarum-based forum called “TRIRIGAFEEDIA Forum“, which includes links to our archived forums from developerWorks. Although this forum is still pretty new and quiet, its light-and-fluid look-and-feel might impress you. Curious about it? I’ll see you there!

Content Migration

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How can you enhance TRIRIGA Workplace Services Apps with A.I.?


Introducing the TRIRIGA Assistant: Enhancing TRIRIGA Workplace Services Apps with Artificial Intelligence

By Alex Melamed

Wouldn’t it be nice if your office started to act more like a team player? For employees, that would mean effortless engagement with workplace services. For facility managers, that would mean more engaged and delighted occupants who provide feedback to keep the workplace not just humming but evolving.

IBM TRIRIGA just announced numerous enhancements to the workplace experience in the latest release (10.6.1). Among these enhancements, the all new TRIRIGA Assistant. The TRIRIGA Assistant is a smart, conversational A.I. assistant, which is the same frictionless technology that we all have in our homes, and which is another way to meet the ever-growing expectations of the workforce. This A.I. assistant can help users find and reserve meeting rooms, report maintenance issues correctly, and even locate where a colleague sits. And that is just the beginning.

With the introduction of the TRIRIGA Assistant into the facility management portfolio, IBM has invited Watson to the office. The TRIRIGA Assistant is powered by IBM’s Watson Assistant platform. It’s robust and able to be extended to support custom A.I. skills and capabilities within an enterprise-grade secure cloud…

[Admin: Although it’s not an official IBM offering, here’s an intriguing avatar POC demo from the same Assistant team.]

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How can I make my facilities even smarter?

By Kendra DeKeyrel

A.I. also helps deliver a more engaging workplace experience. That’s why we included TRIRIGA Assistant in this new release. It’s a smart, conversational A.I. assistant that allows users to engage with the spaces around them. Imagine how much time employees can save by simply asking an app to reserve a conference room, order catering, submit a service request or locate an office. It’s the same frictionless technology that we all have in our homes, and another way to meet the ever-growing expectations of your workforce…

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Reaching another TRIRIGAFEEDIA milestone


Last week, December 5th, 2019 was the 5th anniversary of TRIRIGAFEEDIA. Another impressive milestone! Where have I been? Well, let’s just say that 2018 and 2019 have been very busy years. And I have no doubt that 2020 will be just as interesting, if not more so. Speaking of which, you might’ve noticed that IBM developerWorks is showing an important banner at the top of its wiki pages:

“The developerWorks Connections platform will be sunset on December 31, 2019. On January 1, 2020, this wiki will no longer be available.”

However, I’ve also learned that our specific wiki will remain frozen in read-only mode until the end of January 2020 before disappearing. Despite the challenges, the TRIRIGA team has been busily preparing a new wiki platform alternative. While the initial wiki pages may be populated as soon as January 2020, more and more batches will steadily follow, and the final pages may appear several months later.

So if you have a favorite wiki page that you might need during our migration process, I encourage you to print them to PDF for safekeeping. In any case, I’m excited about what I’ve seen of the cool new wiki platform so far. Stay tuned! Thanks again for reading, following, and feeding TRIRIGAFEEDIA. I appreciate it!

[Updated 12.13.19]

Interestingly, one day after I posted this entry, IBM updated their wiki banner:

“The developerWorks Connections platform will be sunset on January 2, 2020. This wiki will no longer be available unless an extension has been requested.”

[Updated 12.19.19]

Unfortunately, IBM didn’t approve the direction of our new wiki alternative. So we’ll discuss our next steps in January 2020. Meanwhile, I’ve learned that our current wiki will remain frozen in read-only mode until the end of March 2020. Stay tuned!

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How does University of California ensure buildings are performing?


How does the University of California plan to manage their property assets across 10 campuses? By implementing an impressive new program called ICAMP – the Integrated Capital Asset Management Program. We caught up with Rich Powers, of the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) to find out how ICAMP enables visibility and integration across campus systems, and promotes efficient asset lifecycle management, too…

Defining the key elements of ICAMP

The ICAMP solution contains three solutions, all of which come together to support better decision-making:

  •       IBM TRIRIGA Cloud
  •       RSMeans
  •       FieldFLEX Mobile.

UCOP chose the TRIRIGA platform to bring together all of their asset data into one integrated system. TRIRIGA lets you create a building inventory and location hierarchy. It has the capabilities required to manage those buildings throughout their lifecycle. Crucially, it supports facility condition assessment, or FCA. This is how they access every building component, from floor to ceiling, for health and performance. By using TRIRIGA, Rich’s team can overlay their building inventory with the FCA data to see which assets are most at risk, or in need of maintenance.

By combining this information with industry data from RSMeans, the team is able to estimate potential repair costs, then kick off opportunities from within TRIRIGA. UCOP also built a mobile FCA application with FieldFLEX Mobile that makes TRIRIGA available to technicians in the field. This carries the advantage of a streamlined inspection and assessment process. It allows architectural, electrical, and mechanical inspectors to look at their respective inventory elements and access asset data with ease. The application supports storing floor plans, uploading photos and videos, geo-tagging buildings and assets, and cross-referencing lifecycle data to help inspectors make better real-time assessments across the portfolio…

[Admin: To see other related posts, use the Cloud tag, FCA tag, RSMeans tag, or FieldFLEX tag.]

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All-Time Top 20 TRIRIGAFEEDIA posts (since December 2014)


Today, August 19, 2018, TRIRIGAFEEDIA reached 200,000 hits since its birth on December 5, 2014. Impressive milestone! To celebrate, let’s examine the numbers. As of today, TRIRIGAFEEDIA earned 200,002 views from 64,501 visitors across 2,496 posts plus 114 pages. Although this top 20 represents only 0.77% of the total posts plus pages, it represents 7% (13,941) of the total hits or views. That’s 9x the average rate. Pretty interesting. So, here are the top-twenty posts of all time!

Rank Post Hits
1 How do you earn a professional TRIRIGA certification? 2,045
2 *History 1,447
3 Why do you see “Max connections reached” errors in WebSphere? 1,442
4 *UX Lessons 1,002
5 What are the TRIRIGA training paths to certification? 969
6 Where can you find the IBM TRIRIGA process flow diagrams? 741
7 Who are some CAFM, CMMS, EAM, & IWMS competitors of IBM TRIRIGA? 690
8 Getting an HTTP Error 500 when previewing BIRT form reports 657
9 Exploring the TRIRIGA user group community 571
10 Is there a way to implement SAML SSO with WebSphere Liberty? 541
11 *About 495
12 How do you see the IBM TRIRIGA version? 488
13 Alert: Microsoft KB3032359 issue prevents iframe display within TRIRIGA Workflow Builder 432
14 How do you create Java classes from Apache CXF WSDL2Java tool? 377
15 Introducing the TRIRIGA integration options 376
16 *What are Perceptive apps? 371
17 What does the TRIRIGA scheduler engine do and how is it used? 343
18 *What exactly is TRIRIGA UX? 320
19 Can TRIRIGA send BIRT reports via email? 318
20 UX: How do you build an app in the IBM TRIRIGA UX Framework? 316
*Technically, a page, not a dated post. But worth ranking.

[Admin: This post appeared first on TRIRIGAFEEDIA. This post is related to the 12.01.16 post about the top-ten posts of November 2016. To see other related posts, use the Top Ten tag.]

Verdantix: Accruent to be acquired by Fortive for whopping $2 billion


On July 31, 2018, industrial technology solutions giant Fortive announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Accruent, a real estate and facilities management software provider, from private equity firm Genstar Capital. Fortive will pay $2 billion in cash and expects Accruent to generate revenues of $270 million in 2018. This will come from its suite of software products used by Accruent’s 10,000 customers. Upon completion of the acquisition, Accruent will become part of Fortive’s portfolio of Field Services solutions alongside other brands such as Fluke, Gordian (RSMeans), and Industrial Scientific. Verdantix finds this is the biggest deal to date in the $4.9 billion market for real estate and building management software, which we define further in our recent report

What does the deal mean for the broader real estate and building management software market? The deal shows the market is consolidating at a rapid rate. The largest real estate software vendors MRI, RealPage and Yardi have been locked in an arms race of acquisitions to further bolster their scale. Meanwhile, IWMS vendor Planon has pursued targeted acquisitions to support international expansion. This latest deal also highlights the emerging push by software vendors to make greater linkages between software used during the construction and operational phases of buildings. Witness Elecosoft, a construction software provider, acquiring Shire Systems, a CMMS vendor, to offer the construction firms and property investors it engages with a maintenance management solution…

[Admin: This post is related to the 08.01.16 post about CAFM, CMMS, EAM, and IWMS competitors. To see other related posts, use the Verdantix tag or Accruent tag.]

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Serraview: 8 Workplace statistics make you rethink space planning


What we think of as the “traditional office” (clusters of cubicles in the center of a space, surrounded by private offices around the perimeter) is going away — about 70% of US offices have some type of “open office” design.

Companies are starting to go beyond just workplace space planning by investing in healthy building features and looking for ways to provide more choice and autonomy to their employees, but why? Are these strategies actually working, or are they just following trends? Is it worth it to redesign your office layout and make dramatic changes to how your employees work?

Let’s dig into some statistics that shed some light on how the workspace impacts the employee experience and what that might mean for your company:

  • Innovative companies are 5 times more likely to have workplaces that prioritize individual and group workspace…
  • 69% of businesses that implemented healthy building features reported improvements in employee satisfaction and engagement…
  • People are 12% more likely to report being happy with their job when they have freedom and autonomy in their work environment…
  • 37% of job candidates will accept a job with a lower salary if the company offers appealing culture, workplace facilities and technology…
  • 42.5% of the global workforce will be mobile employees by 2022…
  • 85% of respondents in a CBRE survey expect to see increase in mobility in the workplace through activity-based workplaces…
  • 70% of employees age 16-44 say they want to be more mobile at work…
  • 30% of energy used in a commercial building is wasted

[Admin: This post is related to the 05.17.16 post about the use of meeting rooms (and collaborative overload), the 11.01.17 post by FacilitiesNet about the inefficient use of office space, and the 06.01.18 post by FM:Systems about the employee-centric workplace. To see other related posts, use the Workplace tag.]

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