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March 12, 2013
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  Technology and Trends 
 
  • GTM: Smart meters in the U.S. still have room to grow
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission estimates that smart meter penetration in the U.S. stands at less than one-quarter of potential users. While conversion to smart meters runs high in such states as California, Michigan, Nevada and Texas, the switch is lagging in 28 states in the continental U.S., according to GTM Research. "There's still a lot of geographic area left for smart meters," GTM's Zach Pollock said. "Growth in the future is going to be slower and more incremental, but we're not nearing saturation." Greentech Media (3/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Capgemini sets up user group forum for digital tech at utilities
    Capgemini Consulting has established a user group forum to help utilities better understand the use of digital technology, this article notes. "The importance of digital to internal processes and external customer processes cannot be overstated," said Capgemini's Philippe David. He added, "There is a significant and measurable performance advantage for those organizations that have a highly developed or mature approach to digital transformation." Metering.com (3/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Combating Identity Theft in a Mobile, Social World
Mobile connectivity threats extend from consumers to the business environment. But who is really responsible for securing sensitive information? Smart business leaders are becoming proactive on the matter. Learn how to get protected in this white paper. Download the white paper now.

  Energy Management 
 
  • How emerging IMDGs can help utilities handle smart grid data
    Application developers are increasingly turning to server clusters known as in-memory data grids as a means of increasing scalability and powering real-time analytics of large amounts of data. According to William Bain, founder of ScaleOut Software, IMDG's are particularly suited for smart grid monitoring systems, as well as other platforms that require rapid responses to "fluctuating market conditions." Wired.com/Innovation Insights blog (3/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Energy management a driving force in smart grid evolution
    With their smart meters deployed, utilities are now pushing forward with the evolution of the smart grid by experimenting with a range of energy-management solutions that help reduce peak load and put more power at consumer fingertips. Pilots are currently underway that are testing dynamic pricing, demand response and smart appliances, among other solutions, but utilities are still facing a loosely defined marketplace that is ripe for revolution, Katherine Tweed writes. Greentech Media (3/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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The ROI of Privacy with TRUSTe Solutions
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  Setting the Agenda 
  • Ga. lawmakers strike down controversial broadband bill
    A controversial bill that would have greatly restricted public investment in broadband projects in Georgia faced a setback last week when the state's House of Representatives voted to kill the measure. The so-called Municipal Broadband Investment Act -- which was introduced last year and received widespread criticism from tech companies such as Google and trade associations, including the Utilities Telecom Council -- would have prohibited municipalities from launching their own services if residents had access to at least 3 Mbps Internet service. MediaPost Communications/Online Media Daily (3/8), CivSourceOnline.com (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  UTC News 
  • UTC webinar: Executive Order & NIST Request for Information
    UTC will host a webinar on March 14 from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern time to review the Executive Order (EO), the Presidential Policy Directive-21 (PPD-21), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published a Request for Information, as well as other emerging initiatives in response to the EO. The webinar will provide an overview of the existing information, discuss potential impacts to the critical infrastructure sector, and identify specific steps the industry can take to provide inputs into this process. Register. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be."
--Socrates,
Greek philosopher


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