Driving operational excellence through automation in the utilities sector

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At a time when energy commodity prices are at all-time lows, operational excellence has become a necessity for utilities to remain competitive. Tight profit margins combined with recent significant shifts in power system supply and demand fundamentals have increased the urgency for utilities to invest in automation with an aim to achieving operational excellence. This […]

When your tech job isn’t in tech

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When you think of technology workers, you’re apt to think of companies such as Google, Apple, Microsoft, IBM, Samsung … you know, tech companies. But there are technology workers in every industry that deploys tech, and in many industries the percentage of workers with technology jobs has increased. “Tech jobs as a share of all […]

Lights out: Can the U.S. survive a ‘catastrophic’ power outage?

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Recently, the President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) examined the ability of the U.S. federal government to respond to and recover from a catastrophic power outage striking a large swath of the nation. What is a catastrophic power outage? It’s a power outage longer than a few days or even weeks and that is, according […]