IBM helps Utilities with ‘smart’ deployments
Mary Gorczynski 1100006B54 firstname.lastname@example.org | | Tags:  assetmgmt smarter-meters software eam tririga utilities smart-buildings service-management idc ibmeam asset-management ibmontwitter energy ibmsoftware tivoli maximo
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Today's blog comes from Terry Ray.
Each year, IDC Energy Insights publishes the top ten predictions for the Utilities Industry. The #1 prediction this year is on ‘Smart Meters’ where IDC predicts that they will peak in 2012, and propelling demand response. Smart meter implementations will shift to the Muni and Coop market.
Maximo for Utilities has new features that support ‘smart meters’ as a new asset class. Capabilities include:
IDC’s #3 prediction for Utilities in 2012 is that ‘Smart Building’ technology investments will gain traction, especially in the area of analytics, development of Commercial & Industrial customer programs and as an economic demand response program.
IBM, with it recent acquisition of Tririga, is well positioned as a leading provider of Smarter Building solutions. IBM’s capabilities extend across all components including: service management, datacenter infrastructure management, space & facilities management, operations management, energy & environment sustainability, capital project management, and real estate portfolio management. Utility companies, partnering with IBM, can penetrate this emerging market.
Until next time, stay ‘smart’ as you begin your journey to address several new key industry challenges.