Posted By: Michelle Goldsmith
On: October 7, 2014
Disruptive technologies, or disruptive innovations, are those technological advances that fundamentally change a market or industry, often by displacing an existing technology.   The history of innovation is one of disruption, and many of the devices and technologies we take for granted and use every day were once considered disruptive.  more...
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Posted By: Steve Driver - Managing Partner, DXSTRO
On: September 17, 2014
Geographic remoteness and poor connectivity mean many electricity generators encounter issues when attempting to keep remote sites or workers up-to-date with essential data. Although the increasing pervasiveness of broadband fixed and wireless networks has made physical proximity to the central office much less important than it was, the fact remains  more...
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Posted By: Kai Hui - Chief Technology Officer, Bit Stew Systems Inc.
On: August 5, 2014
A utility with two million smart meters in the field is inundated with approximately 750 million data elements each day - that's almost twice as many data elements as there are tweets floating around the global Twittersphere on a daily basis. So it's inevitable for a utility with a newly  more...
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Posted By: Harry Stephens - President and CEO, DATAMATX
On: June 6, 2014
Almost every company today has access to considerable quantities of sensitive information regarding their customers. As a result, it has become critical to have the proper controls in place that fully protect customer data and company information. Even the slightest data breach can lead to irreparable damage to a company's  more...
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Posted By: Warren B. Causey - President & CEO, Warren B. Causey, Ltd.
On: May 5, 2014
It really hasn't been long that utilities have been installing ever larger and more sophisticated (and expensive) software systems--CIS, ERP, Work Management, Outage Management, MDM, Call Centers, Telecom, etc. Technology has exploded in slightly more than 20 years and software systems for utilities have gotten larger and larger and more  more...
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Posted By: Arun Krishnamurthi - Vice President, Wipro
On: April 22, 2014
Modern energy and utility companies are becoming vulnerable in ways they are not familiar with: via cyber-attacks. A Symantec report in January said that in the first half of 2013, energy was the fifth most targeted sector worldwide. It experienced 7.6 per cent of all cyber-attacksi. During the same period,  more...
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Posted By: Ashish Kumar Das , Ketan Puri
On: March 26, 2014
Consumer is the most important stakeholder in smart metering program and consumer engagement is utmost important for successful value delivery. The operational efficiency in a utility company has gained much importance in recent times. Customers have become more demanding without compromising the reliability and quality of service. Competition among utilities  more...
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Posted By: David Pope - Advanced Analytics, SAS
On: March 18, 2014
Analytics can deliver on the promise of new opportunities by revealing the insights needed to successfully pursue them. Customer-centric utilities need analytics for better targeting, higher response rates and improved campaign ROI. If you need to manage 2 million records with 400 different variables to test against that data, inadequate  more...
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Posted By: Phrantceena Halres - Founder, Chairman and CEO, Total Protection Services Global
On: February 4, 2014
As a chief information security officer (CISO) for any company, the role has traditionally represented those in charge of IT security administration, area-wide anti-virus signatures and general IT hardware and inventory.  However, that is changing, particularly over the last 5-years. While the above-mentioned duties are still mainstay responsibilities of CISOs,  more...
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Posted By: Radha Swaminathan - VP and CTO of Energy, Natural Resources and Utilities (ENU) Business Unit, Wipro Technologies
On: January 31, 2014
Effectively implementing cyber security to protect power grids has become one of the most serious economic and national security challenges of today. As investment increasingly flows towards creating smarter digital grids, the cyber tightening of the infrastructure underpinning them will play a pivotal role in guaranteeing the energy security of  more...
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