Energy and Utilities

Reflections from the Asian Utility Week, Malaysia

Written by Joel Pinto | September 10, 2019 | Asset Management, Energy and Utilities, Events

Companies in the energy and utilities space geared up for interaction, knowledge sharing and client meetings across the ecosystem at the Asian Utility Week. It was held on 3-4 September 2019. In its 20th year, this leading digital utility exhibition and conference put its entire focus on digital utility transformation and customer centricity. ...read more


What is the value of a human?

Written by Ryan Boyles | September 10, 2019 | Asset Management, Energy and Utilities, Manufacturing

Recently at MaximoWorld, I spoke with Ray Miciek of Aquitas Solutions about connected technology and how it’s helping employers relieve their staff of low value tasks. ...read more


Don’t make vegetation management decisions in the dark

Written by Mahesh Sudhakaran | September 9, 2019 | Asset Management, Energy and Utilities

On August 14, 2003, customers in Northeastern US and Canada experienced one of the worst blackouts on record affecting nearly 50 million people. In the U.S. alone, cost estimates ranged between $4 billion and $10 billion dollars. When the U.S.–Canada Power System Outage Task Force came back with the Final Blackout Report three years later, ...read more


IBM Maximo EAM helps keep clean water flowing in a city beneath the sea

Written by | July 19, 2019 | Asset Management, Energy and Utilities, Interview

IBM Maximo is the world’s leading enterprise asset management solution. Waternet has depended upon their EAM installation for over 15 years. ...read more



Top 5 reasons to visit IBM at DistribuTECH 2019

Written by Rebekah Eggers | January 17, 2019 | Energy and Utilities

There is no shortage of challenges facing utilities today.  These challenges range from aging infrastructure and workforce to distributed energy resources (DER) management and control. Further, the abundance of disruptive, emerging, and innovative technologies are endless. Therein lies the challenge for operators and IT managers tasked with researching, and eventually incorporating, the right technology and ...read more


There’s a new superhero in town: DATA, keeping your workers safe

Written by Chris O'Connor | October 18, 2018 | Energy and Utilities, Manufacturing, Oil and Gas

Welcome to a new edition of our Get Connected series about worker safety. Today, we are going to discuss the most important aspect of your organization: your people and their ability to safely be dispatched to keep the assets in your environment running. With 178 work related accidents every 15 seconds, and 374 million non-fatal injuries ...read more


Nine “genius” moments with the oil and gas industry in Houston

Written by Laura Langendorf | May 14, 2018 | Continuous Engineering, Energy and Utilities, Events...

“Everything’s bigger in Texas.” At least that’s those of us who live here like to say. Yet when it comes to the oil and gas, and the petrochemical industries, we’re pretty spot on. It started with the first oil gusher in 1901. And now, Texas produces more than one-third of the nation’s crude oil and ...read more


Learn the genesis behind the world’s first cognitive DCIM solution

Written by Amy Bennett | April 27, 2018 | Energy and Utilities

Data, it’s the foundation and the DNA building blocks of technology — and the power behind the IoT.  When it comes to data, IT professionals are always concerned with knowing. How much do they have? What are the best methods to collect data? What is the absolute value? How can you leverage it to improve ...read more


How to avoid asset meltdown in nuclear power plants

Written by Hamsa Srinivasan | December 15, 2017 | Energy and Utilities

We can all imagine the complexity surrounding the workings of a nuclear power plant. Given the level of safety, reliability and regulatory requirements they face, every operation and process needs to be designed and managed with utmost care.  The same is the case with asset management. Asset management plays a critical role in the operations ...read more


Energy providers: connecting for operational efficiencies

Written by Wired Brand Lab | November 30, 2017 | Blog, Energy and Utilities

“How do you reduce operational costs and increase consumer satisfaction?” asks DTE Energy’s Gary Gauthier. He posed this age-old business quandary with the authoritative tone that suggests he may already have the answer. Electricity companies, of course, can never simply starve operations. Because blackouts, angry headlines, and business disruptions would result. But DTE Energy has applied ...read more


Transforming E&U operations with IoT

Written by Chris O'Connor | November 7, 2017 | Energy and Utilities

With the proliferation of smart meters and cheap sensors, energy and utilities companies are looking to technology as a catalyst for business change. Distributed power generation is eroding traditional revenue streams. Plus an aging distribution infrastructure is cutting into profit margins. As a result, utility companies are trying to extract as much value as possible from ...read more