IoToday Blog Series: IoT: Where do I start?

by Keith Brody Feb 07, 2018

IoT threatens to be a familiar story for IT leaders. Yes, it’s disruptive. IoT can unlock both opportunity and value. And no, it’s not an easy model to transition to. This may be why to date relatively few best IoT practices have emerged and while IoT is far from sound and fury signifiying nothing, the something that it does signify remains unclear. Faced with this reality, technology leaders need to identify the compelling business value IoT Use Cases will deliver. And for now, they’d do well to focus on those that deliver quickly ideally with results quantifiable within the first year.

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Leveraging Utilities Data: The (Immediate) Benefits

by Keith Brody Jul 24, 2017

In the first two blogs in this series, we established the importance of managing data to the success of the digital transformation process. Having done so, in the next two blogs we will look at the beneficial outcomes that can be accrued by deploying effective data integration and management technology. To do this, we’ll examine the impact of such applications in actual deployments.

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Data Integration and Management for Utilities: The Whats and Whys

by Keith Brody Jul 17, 2017

In the first blog in this series written for utilities, we wrote about the importance of leveraging data to the success of Internet of Things (IoT) and digital transformation strategies and we established that deploying the right technology in this area of business was a vital component of digital success. In this second blog, we’ll look at what that technology provides; what does it need to do and what are the features and functions that you want to look out for when acquiring and implementing it?

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IoT and Digitization: A Question of Data

by Keith Brody Jul 10, 2017

Most of us are more than familiar with buzzwords like the “Internet of Things” (IoT) and “digitization”. What’s less clear to many is what’s required to leverage the opportunities these technology advances offer. Neither the IoT nor the process of transforming into digital service provision is a “plug and play” process though, if successfully completed, both can be transformative for the utility, dramatically increasing business.

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Utility Week Blog Series: Fueling Productive Energy. Now!

by Keith Brody Nov 10, 2016

In the two preceding blogs we’ve looked at what modern energy utilities need to achieve commercial success and why many are struggling to deliver in the face of outdated legacy IT infrastructures. In this blog we’ll start to move from identifying the problem to outlining a solution.

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Utility Week Blog Series: I.T. Is Running Out Of Energy In More Ways Than One

by Keith Brody Nov 07, 2016

In the previous blog, we established that as energy networks evolve to become smarter and more distributed, legacy IT infrastructures haven’t been able to keep up. In this blog, we’ll look in a little more detail about why that’s the case.

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Utility Week Blog Series: In Energy, Advanced Networks Mean Time Is Running Out For Legacy IT

by Keith Brody Nov 03, 2016

Technology innovation is changing the landscape across industry borders. In the energy utilities sectors, for instance, transformation is happening in the form of distributed assets and evolved technologies (think smart grids, for example.) These are changing traditional ways of doing business.

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IoT Blog Series: 5G: The Need For Speed

by Lars Månsson Oct 31, 2016

While LTE appears to have become the face of 4G, for all the introductory hype the final nature of 5G networks remains unclear not least with the question of standardization still evolving.  So in talking about it – as the entire industry seems to be doing –, one appropriate question to ask is: “Are we getting ahead of ourselves? Do we really need to worry about 5G yet?” Perhaps. We’ll come back to that in a minute. First, though, let’s lay out what we do know about 5G.  

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IoT Blog Series: What is the Internet of Things?

by Keith Brody Oct 31, 2016

In the rush to become active (or even expert) in the Internet of (Every)Things (IoE/IoT) there’s an increasing amount of noise. But as with most high-profile trends the hype tends to run ahead of real insight. DigitalRoute’s blog is only one of many places where you’ll probably be bombarded with the term IoT so we thought that rather than jumping in with the solutions, a better starting point might be defining the questions.

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IoT Blog Series: Meet the Challenge with Exponential Increase of Number of Devices

by Ola Billinger Oct 26, 2016

As much time (and angst) as the industry devotes to the subject, here’s one thing about telco; the absence of standards never stood in the way of a great technology breakthrough! Shoot now ask questions later is familiar territory.

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