Advanced Meter Infrastructure: Composite Technologies to Meet New Demands in Sales and Customer Service

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Traditionally, utilities have leveraged robust meter, network, and customer service infrastructures. These technologies served the needs of largely regulated energy and utility markets characterized by price regulations, easy access to energy resources, and sufficient infrastructure capacity. There are few examples of "old" technologies that make such a compelling argument against replacement. All that’s about to change.

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Using Service Management Software to Enhance the Customer Experience

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These days, high quality is a customer expectation; product features and related service become competitive differentiators. So how can service management software for field service and for depot repair be leveraged to drive up customer satisfaction levels, increase sales of service offerings, and thereby drive revenue and margin? Read this whitepaper to learn more, with a special emphasis on some of the new and emerging technologies that best-in-class companies will adopt in the months to come. Read More

What Has Changed in Wholesale Distribution: 2015 and Beyond

Things are changing in the wholesale distribution world. In the customer-connected era, customers expect orders to arrive complete and on-time regardless of the fulfillment flows involved. Keeping up with the changes and being prepared to stay competitive in 2015 and beyond means investing in better technology, as becoming more automated and integrated in capability and analytical tools enables companies to provide a seamless, unified, and connected customer experience.

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Defend Your Organization from Cyber-Thieves

Security professionals face the challenge of staying ahead of the rising rate of attacks and the increasing sophistication with which they occur. Organizations must design and adopt more advanced threat protection solutions and strategies that leverage new technologies and approaches to detect and block attacks. With all of the available solutions and approaches from which to choose, how do you know which one will work best for your enterprise?

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