How big data will change your industry

February 10, 2014
The amount of data created is growing rapidly and it is expected that in 2020 we will create a minimum of 40 trillion gigabytes; 40 pe Read More

Building Proactive Security with Big Data

July 30, 2013
The issue of security for the energy and utility industry has historically focused on the physical security of its sites and keeping hackers from accessing the IT environment. This has been reasonably easy to manage as there are limited endpoints, many of which operate in isolation. Read More

Most Popular Analyst Reports, eBooks and White Papers of 2013 - So Far

July 11, 2013
Since big data is still relatively new technology, many of you are conducting research and seeking quality educational resources. That's apparent in this list of the 10 most popular analyst reports, ebooks and white papers. Read More

Cooling Down the Summer With Predictive Maintenance

July 11, 2013
This past weekend, as the United States of America celebrated its 237th birthday, I bonded with some of my closest companions – family, friends, music, assorted drinks, and junk food for most of the weekend. Though, one unwelcome friend was the massive heat wave that blanketed most of the US. Read More

How Big Data is Changing the Utility Landscape

June 19, 2013
Looking to harness the power of big data to drive new business models in the energy and utility industry? Need to enhance operational delivery and define new approaches to distributed generation? Read More

Using Predictive Analytics to Improve Decision Making and Business Outcomes: Part 2

April 11, 2013
Predictive analytics, coupled with big data technologies, can help organizations in automotive, chemical and petroleum, telecommunications, and travel and transportation to improve business outcomes. Read More

Using Predictive Analytics to Improve Decision Making and Business Outcomes

March 20, 2013
With the rise of big data, predictive analytics play an even greater role in decision-making. Let's look at how 3 markets are improving business outcomes by predicting with confidence what will happen next.  Read More

Big Data = Business Strategy for Utilities

February 19, 2013
For energy & utilities firms, big data is not software or a product or even a technology. It’s a business strategy - a long-term, executive-level commitment to treat information as a strategic asset with IT providing the resources needed to bring it to life. Read More

Energy and Utilities - Switching to Big Data

November 14, 2012
Energy and utility companies face increasing pressure to accurately predict the supply of energy attributable to renewable resources. By factoring in weather and other key variables, utilities can determine their capital investments and where and when to deploy new generation assets. Read More

Transforming Meter Data into Insights about Operations and Customers

October 30, 2012
Many energy and utility companies get their first introduction to big data after they implement a smart meter project. While traditional meter reading occurs once a month, a smart meter can stream data every 15 minutes, or 2,880 times a month. Read More