17 Apr '12, 3pm

Cash vs. Culture: Do Utilities Need a Moneyball Approach to Analytics?: As smart grid investments are put in p...

Cash vs. Culture: Do Utilities Need a Moneyball Approach to Analytics?: As smart grid investments are put in p...

As smart grid investments are put in place, from advanced metering to distribution automation , analytics are right there with them to help make sense of the increasing amounts of data. Investing in enterprise analytics will be a $1.5 billion industry for utilities in 2012 according to GTM Research, and yet there are substantial barriers that remain for small and large players, according to a new survey from SAS. The software company polled more than 200 energy and utility executives about analytics and which functions were most useful to them. The respondents were split amongst all sizes of utilities, from co-ops and munis to the largest investor-owned firms. Utilities and vendors often talk about the cultural barriers to moving utilities into an IT-based business. The survey from SAS confirmed that, with 60 percent of participants saying that budgeting was the top barrie...

Full article: http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/cash-vs.-cult...

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