Smart Utilities

The Grid of the Future – Today!

It’s the dawn of a new era for utilities, and this year’s DistribuTECH is bringing some exciting new developments for the industry.  Held in San Antonio, Texas on January 23-25, be sure to take a walk along the Riverwalk, or America’s Venice!  As you break out your walking shoes to enjoy the view, be sure […]

Power Grid Security: Separating Reality from Hype

We’ve all seen the news reports on power grid vulnerabilities and the possibility of an impending terror attack. Recently, Ted Koppel’s book, “Lights Out,” caused a wave of press around the issue. Similar spikes in press occurred in the year after the PG&E Metcalf substation sabotage and around the National Geographic special in October 2013, […]

February 17, 2014

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Cisco IOx: Real World Benefits

In my previous blog I have attempted to describe some of the distributed computing and data processing challenges that have to be solved in order to release the full potential and value from the Internet of Things, and how Cisco is addressing these challenges by enabling a Fog computing model via Cisco IOx. Let’s now review […]