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

Combating Showrooming: How Retailers Can Use Mobile to Enhance the Shopper Experience

For retailers, current technology advancement means increased in-store and online competition, readily available product information and reviews, and increased purchase decisions. Consumers have much more information at their fingertips while in a brick-and-mortar store. The rise of the mobile shopper has brought showrooming into a new age.

This white paper outlines some factors a smart shopper is looking for and how a retailer can adapt to changes in shopping behavior to make the most... Read More

Managing Millennials: Engaging with the Newest Generation of Workers

Regardless of your industry, the population of millennials—employees who reached working age after 2000—is probably growing rapidly at your company. As the generation that grew up with technology, they know how to stay hyper-connected with people and information.

This capacity, combined with young people’s natural energy and tendency to generate novel ideas, can accelerate innovation and productivity at any company if people and processes are properly managed. This paper describes approaches... 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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Creating Our 21st Century Economy through a Smart Grid

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