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Using Big Data to change the game in the Energy industry

Remember Susan -- my colleague with the 1930 Pontiac Coupe? Recently, on a conference call, she lost all connectivity because of a power outage. She passionately expressed her frustration in our subsequent conversations. Her electric utility company would have recorded and processed her complaints -- if they were ready to process such unstructured data. But, did they? Are utility companies in the Energy sector ready to change the game by processing such data today?

Information Management & Analytics in the Energy industry

So, I work out of my home office which faces our backyard with a lot of greenery and shrubs – something refreshing to look at and rejuvenate ourselves during a work day.  However, once in a while, my eyes do glance down at the meter next to the air-conditioning unit that tracks the energy consumption in our household on a regular basis. In the past, the technician from the utility company would pay a monthly visit to get the readings. However, this is not the case anymore. You see – our electric company is now smarter – they have smart meters which send data at a much higher frequency than man ever collected such information. However, is our electric company geared up to handle this onslaught of data? I wonder.

Application Modernization, Cloud Computing, Big Data – Around Enterprise Services, Oct 19

By Alison Watterson, Enterprise Services Global Marketing

 

Here is a summary of the Enterprise Services blog topics for this past week:

 

  • HPES Summary.jpgBig Data: Looking at the World through an Information Lens 
  • Who turned the power off? 5 factors impacting today’s utility sector
  • If you are modernizing an application – or a car – do it right
  • Modernizing the right components of an application
  • Book Review – Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services
  • Software Vendors and the Cloud – Understanding the Impact
  • The voice of the customer is clear; but are you hearing every word?
  • A Cloud-based Unified Communications Solution that’s worth considering
  • Interactive workshops guide your strategic move to enterprise mobility 
  • Information Management Remedy: Eliminate little data pain to enable big data gain
  • The CIO’s and CFO’s Journey to Cloud Computing
  • 5 levels of social maturity for your business
  • Mobility in Banking – boom or passing phase?
  • HP Announces New BPO Business Analytics Services 

Who turned the power off? 5 factors impacting today’s utility sector

Powerlines and sunset.jpgWhen you flip the switch, do you always achieve ‘power on’? Around the world, utilities are working to deliver reliable services while safeguarding their infrastructures’ security, coping with aging assets and struggling to deliver shareholder returns in an ever-changing regulatory environment. Technology can manage the avalanche of data from smart grids, improve the security and infrastructure of utilities, bend the cost curve, and empower consumers. What are the top five factors effecting the modern utility today? 

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