Managing Utility Technology and Service Acquisitions in the Smart Grid Age

A disciplined and comprehensive acquisition process is essential for utilities to get the most out of their Smart Grid investments. Know the practical and flexible methodology proven in industries such as telecommunications, high tech, and financial services that can assist utilities in the selection and acquisition of solutions that address current and future operating states to deliver immediate and long-term benefits.

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Take It or Leave It: Moving Your Business VoIP System

Telephony is mission critical. Whether you view this as a necessary burden or an opportunity to adopt leading-edge technology, you need to look beyond the simple utility of your voice over IP (VoIP) system. This guide provides the perspective to ensure that your business gets full value from VoIP. Read More

Simple Route Planning vs. Schedule Optimization

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Field service organizations understand that efficient route planning is essential to being successful; smart routing is efficient and enables service technicians to become more productive. However, they may be overlooking the added benefits of schedule optimization as an intrinsic part of the solution. Learn how organizations can benefit from planning software to simplify scheduling, manage workflows, and improve the bottom line. Read More

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The electrical power generation, transmission, and distribution system has survived for decades with limited intelligence. But today, independent power producers, green power sources, and new regulations require a smarter grid. Learn how the electric utility landscape has changed, and how Ethernet-based supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems can be used to control power flowing into and out of the grid. Read More

Energizing Utilities for the Economic Stimulus Plan: Strategies for Greater Efficiency and Sustainability

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