Tag Archives: utility

We love SAP (data) !

Wednesday April 19th, 2017

We love SAP! Who wouldn’t, and who can argue with this sentiment given their success in utilities and many other industries. For all the bad press they occasionally get about failed projects they were central to such as the well-publicised situation at RWE Npower[1], many utilities operations run relatively smoothly with SAP at their core.… Read More »

Hadoop, utilities and that pesky bandwagon

Wednesday October 12th, 2016

A colleague of mine recently asked for help in a workshop with a major global utility customer. As part of his preamble, he described the utility as being in the “trough of disillusionment” phase with their Hadoop implementation. I wasn’t surprised. Now let’s be clear: this isn’t a Hadoop-bashing blog. Teradata has great relationships with… Read More »

How do I know my city is smart?

Monday February 29th, 2016

The list of 20 smart cities out of the 98 shortlisted for the ‘Smart Cities Mission’ was released recently. These 20 cities will be the first to receive funds, thus kick starting the process of developing them into ‘Smart Cities’. 2017 and 2018 will see the inclusion of 40 and 38 cities, respectively. While some… Read More »

Can power utility service providers plug their leaks with Big Data?

Tuesday November 24th, 2015

In my recent interactions with some of power utilities I realized that there is mounting pressure on them from regulators, consumers and stakeholders to reduce the impact of outages, improve customer service, lower the cost of operations, and to be gentler on the environment. Most of the Utility service providers were insulated from prompt redressal… Read More »