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IT Meets OT

Informational Technology Meets Operational Technologies

By Phil Carroll, P.E., VP

In decades past, utilities could sit on the sidelines for a while as new technological advancements occurred, and then eventually decide if and when they wanted to enter, and to what degree.  Utilities don’t have that luxury today. These days, technologies and changes in the market are moving too rapidly, and are becoming too widespread and universal, for utilities to take a “sit and wait” approach. Doing so may lead them to situations in which they are eventually unable to “overcome the curve” and end up in the back of the pack – unable to compete anymore. Today, embracing new technologies and marketing shifts must.

   

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