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Energizing Utilities for the Economic Stimulus Plan: Strategies for Greater Efficiency and Sustainability
For years, utilities have seen a growing need to enable a smarter electric grid, promote cleaner power sources, and replace aging structures. These issues came

utilities infrastructure  In another example, most utilities find it difficult to justify installing a communications infrastructure for a single application, such as meter reading. A utility must identify several applications that will use the same communications infrastructure to perform tasks such as reading a meter, monitoring power quality, controlling remote connection and disconnection of customers, or enabling demand response. Ideally, the communications infrastructure can support not only near-term applications but also Read More...
Outsourcing, IT Infrastructure
The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing knowledge base focuses on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of information technology (IT) infrastructure. The typical type...
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Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) RFI/RFP Template
Design, Sourcing, Procurement, Fulfillment, Manufacturing, Settlement, Utilities, Infrastructure, Product Technology

utilities infrastructure  Fulfillment, Manufacturing, Settlement, Utilities, Infrastructure, Product Technology Read More...
EAI Vendor CrossWorlds Eases Middleware Customization
CrossWorlds Software, an enterprise application integration vendor, is making it easier for customers to acquire components and utilities with specific

utilities infrastructure  to acquire components and utilities with specific functionality. The vendor will create a CrossWorlds Exchange site on a subscription basis, for $50,000 per year with additional fees for some components. The vendor's goal is to simplify development for customers and make their EAI solution more ubiquitous. In addition, the vendor has announced that Ingersoll-Rand Corporation will use the CrossWorlds tool to connect their Oracle e-procurement and legacy applications. CrossWorlds' e-business infrastructure Read More...
Advanced Meter Infrastructure: Composite Technologies to Meet New Demands in Sales and Customer Service
Traditionally, utilities have leveraged robust meter, network, and customer service infrastructures. These technologies served the needs of largely regulated

utilities infrastructure  controlling costs ' because utilities face the challenges of aging infrastructure and outage restoration over long distances. Europe Compared with North America, average revenues per household are relatively low in Europe, averaging approximately $400. Note, too, that the European market has a large amount of installed physical meters with lifetimes of up to 40 years. This suggests that utilities will need to phase in AMI over time as these meters reach the end of their life cycles. The following sales Read More...
The Future of SOA-based Applications and Infrastructure
The ultimate winner in the SOA market will have to provide industry-specific solutions solving essential problems that others cannot. Focus must move away from

utilities infrastructure  former Internet marketplace for utilities Pantellos . Along similar lines, SAP has quietly unveiled IndustrySpeak , a new effort to work with industry standards groups to enable collaborative business processes and scenarios. The emphasis will first be on the electronics/high-tech and chemical industries, by incorporating transaction sets for RosettaNet and Chemical Industry Data eXchange ( CIDX ). However, the idea is to expand into many more industries over time, such as agrichemicals, oil and gas, Read More...
One Vendor's Exploit of Marrying Infrastructure with Selling and Fulfillment Applications
For many manufacturers, distributors and retailers with a mishmash of disparate back-office business applications, Sterling Commerce, a traditional integration

utilities infrastructure  Vendor's Exploit of Marrying Infrastructure with Selling and Fulfillment Applications Event Summary Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in the enterprise applications arena are certainly not uncommon. In fact, if a week goes by without an intra-market acquisition announcement, a market observer might even begin feeling out of sorts. Often, many acquisitions have meant outright bad news or at least anxiety for existing customers of the (usually beleaguered) acquired software provider. However, the market Read More...
Oracle Further Orchestrates Its SOA Forays Part Three: Strategy Shifts
Oracle has long moved in the direction of blurring the line between applications and infrastructure. It has leveraged the system of record elements in

utilities infrastructure  Further Orchestrates Its SOA Forays Part Three: Strategy Shifts Oracle Strategy Shifts Several years ago, Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) positioned itself as the enterprise solution that was easy to integrate with partner products. Then, in early 2000, Oracle shifted focus and portrayed itself as a complete, all purpose business suite that didn't need third-party, best-of-breed products. Having been criticized for its bipolarity, and after realizing its mistake, Oracle published thousands of Read More...
Infrastructure Technology Support for Education
Educational success depends on positive, productive relationships among teachers, students, parents, administrators, school boards, and the larger community

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Managed Hosting in Europe: A Review of the Managed Hosting Market and Suppliers in Europe
The increasing use of virtualization allowed managed hosting providers to reduce costs by sharing infrastructure between customers, creating the earliest

utilities infrastructure  specialists to make sure utilities are constantly available and performing well. Before the mid-1990s the provision of managed hosting, in the form of mainframe bureaux, was restricted to large enterprises. One reason for this was the cost of leasing a network connection to such services. The availability to all of a cheap to use, standardised, ubiquitous network from the mid 1990s onwards (the internet) meant it was possible to open up managed hosting services to all. Whilst many enterprises make Read More...
Virtual Infrastructure Storage and Pillar Data Systems
The exploding popularity of VMware’s server virtualization has created a corresponding demand for shared storage. However, traditional storage arrays, burdened

utilities infrastructure  Infrastructure Storage and Pillar Data Systems The exploding popularity of VMware’s server virtualization has created a corresponding demand for shared storage. However, traditional storage arrays, burdened by a legacy of addressing physical infrastructure requirements, fail to optimize the unique storage requirements of a virtual infrastructure. Find out about one storage array that meets the requirements of a next-generation virtual infrastructure storage system. Read More...
Robust Systems are Built from the Bottom Up
Information technology infrastructure takes a back seat to applications investments for lack of a cost justification method. However, the infrastructure

utilities infrastructure  Systems are Built from the Bottom Up IT Management Issue SalesGate.Com lost credit card numbers to a hacker. Hackers put Yahoo, eBay Inc., CNN and others off line. First Security Corporation and Checkfree went live with systems containing software defects that caused revenue shortfalls. Hershey experienced lost sales orders and delayed shipments as did Whirlpool and Volkswagen in a rush to bring their Enterprise Resource Planning Systems on line. ASD Catalogs and Knight Ridder Shared Services had to Read More...
Accounting and Tax Benefits of Modular, Portable Data Center Infrastructure
Well-informed accounting treatment of network-critical physical infrastructure (NCPI) assets can improve a company’s financial performance. Design and

utilities infrastructure  and Tax Benefits of Modular, Portable Data Center Infrastructure Well-informed accounting treatment of network-critical physical infrastructure (NCPI) assets can improve a company’s financial performance. Design and manufacturing improvements in modular and scalable uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs), power distribution units (PDUs), and computer room air conditioners provide entirely new NCPI asset management opportunities with direct and measurable financial benefits. Learn how. Read More...
IT Services: Outsourcing, IT Infrastructure Competitor Analysis Report
The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing knowledge base focuses on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of information technology (IT

utilities infrastructure  Services: Outsourcing, IT Infrastructure Competitor Analysis Report The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing knowledge base focuses on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of information technology (IT) infrastructure. The typical types of activities that these providers perform include data center operations; network operations; backup/recovery services, data storage management services; system administration services; end user support of desktop PCs, laptops, and handheld Read More...
Designing Telecommunications Security Infrastructure for the Future Smart Electricity Grid—Security Considerations
This white paper captures the learning gained from the telecommunications infrastructure rollout workstream of the flexible approaches for low carbon optimized

utilities infrastructure  Telecommunications Security Infrastructure for the Future Smart Electricity Grid—Security Considerations This white paper captures the learning gained from the telecommunications infrastructure rollout workstream of the flexible approaches for low carbon optimized networks (FALCON) program. The security issues associated with the implementation are presented along with a discussion of the outlined solution. Read More...
AnyDocINVOICE Helps Northeast Utilities Conserve Energy When Processing Invoices
A combination of manual data entry processes and the sheer volume of invoices it received every day was causing Northeast Utilities major backlogs in processing

utilities infrastructure  Helps Northeast Utilities Conserve Energy When Processing Invoices A combination of manual data entry processes and the sheer volume of invoices it received every day was causing Northeast Utilities major backlogs in processing—as well as added payroll expense. To automate its processes and free up its staff resources, the company adopted AnyDocINVOICE. Since its implementation, Northeast has reduced its backlog by more than 90 percent and saved $240,000 (USD) in labor costs. Read More...

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