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Modernizing the Grid: Utilities and Data Analytics

…p new, great opportunities for both utilities and ratepayers, which in the end reduces the cost of managing the grid and gives utilities real-time capabilities to deal with issues that may impact grid performance. One of the market entrants in the utilities sector taking this approach is Bit Stew. We’re already seeing the benefits of advances in technology helping modernize the grid. For example, the deployment of smart meters is one way utilitie…

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2015 Strategic Directions: Smart Utility Report

…nternet of Things (IoT). ” Advanced metering Infrastructure (AMI) has often been thought of as synonymous with “Smart Grid”, but the expectations of real-time pricing or even time-of-use (TOU) rates and demand side management are far from the top of the list of top areas enabled by increased data management and analytics. The top three listed in the report are: Asset Management (67%) Capital Investment (45%) Customer Service/Engagement (27%) More…

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Fog Computing Becomes Clearer with Cisco IOx Solution

…round and employees are idle. By 2020, the Internet of Things is expected to connect a mind-boggling 50 million smart devices with network access.  The sheer amount of data transmitted by these devices can be invaluable – but it can easily overwhelm traditional IoT systems that utilize satellite or mobile networks. Enter Cisco’s IOx. Real-time data is one of the strongest tools that utilities can utilize for improved efficiency, better response t…

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Welcome Matt Morris to the Cisco Energy Industry Blog

…Provide Secure Ops Solution to Royal Dutch Shell. Prior to Cisco, Matt worked for Landis+Gyr (L+G), a prominent Smart Grid player. As Director of Product Management & Marketing, Matt’s responsibilities included portfolio management of L+G’s North American products and solutions, partnerships and alliances, portfolio and brand strategy, mergers & acquisitions, and complex deal negotiations. This included AMI, DA, HAN, and Cybersecurity sol…

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The Internet of Employment – the workforce behind a connected future

…of innovators to embrace the IoE’s full possibilities. Cisco Networking Academy also recently launched an IoE ‘Smart Grid’ curriculum, which gives electricians the Internet Protocol (IP) skills to service the millions of potential new intelligent smart grid devices that are due to be installed in EU households by 2020. Smarter teaching – smarter living Initiatives like Cisco Networking Academy, and support for ICT related skill development, can…

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