Entries by Rick Cutter

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Cloud For Utilities Announces Industry Consortium And Flagship Partner, Oracle

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2018 / PRNewswireCloud for Utilities today announced its Industry Consortium, which aligns industry thought leaders from utility companies and leading technology firms to establish best practices related to cloud computing and digital solutions for the utility industry.In addition, Cloud for Utilities announced a collaboration with Oracle – a flagship Technology Partner of […]

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Affordability/Drinking Water: American Water Works Association Proposed Policy

The American Water Works Association is considering a draft policy statement on “Affordability.”The proposed affordability policy is stated to have been approved by the organizatiońs Technical and Educational Council and will be considered by its Board of Directors.The draft policy would read as follows:The American Water Works Association recognizes that providing reliable and high-quality water, […]

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The Cloud Has Come A Long Way And Recent Announcements From Google Cloud Support This Evolution

Several years ago barriers abound for companies looking into adopting cloud computing technology, including the costs among cloud providers and the debate over cloud vs. on-premise data centers and software. Today, these barriers are far less of a concern and the conversation has moved on from the “should we do it” mentality to focus on […]

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The Cloud Moves Aggressively On Cybersecurity, Making Lessons Learned Available To The World

With cybersecurity making its way front and center across the world, major cloud companies are taking measures to ensure their own lessons learned and internal investments are available to everyone. This was evident at last yeaŕs Google Next conference, during which its announcements focused on how Google Next has begun to share its security expertise […]

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Illinois Regulators Could Encourage Adoption of Cloud Computing and Smart Grid Apps With Financial Incentives

Knowing that smart meters can produce an ongoing stream of data for utilities has prompted Illinois regulators to change the states outdated rules that currently discourage companies from investing in apps and software that would allow them to leverage this data. A report from the Advanced Energy Economy Institute (AEE) pushes for states to consider […]