Storm Impact Analytics for Utilities


In recent years, increasingly volatile and extreme weather events have significantly impacted the operations and bottom lines of many utilities. Contributing to the problem are obsolete grid assets and a lack of automation, both of which can make it difficult to predict and prepare for the impact of weather threats. Customers also have greater expectations in regard to operational resilience. Adding to the pressure, social media puts utilities at an increased risk for public scrutiny if unhappy customers complain openly about poor outage response times. In addition, there is greater regulatory and political scrutiny over outages.

New, innovative storm impacts analytics technology will help utilities better prepare for storms — reducing restoration times, cutting costs, and minimizing impacts on customers. This new e-book will discuss these key factors, the case for change, and the new customer experience in the future.

This white paper sponsored by Schneider Electric.

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Reach New Heights: Six Best Practices in Planning and Scheduling


These 6 best practices have created millions of dollars in value for many global companies. Learn how these best practices, including analyzing your solution for robustness and using scheduling collaboratively to manage operational disruptions, can make your plant more reliable and profitable.

White Paper sponsored by Aspen Technology.

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Making DDoS Mitigation Part of Your Incident Response Plan: Critical Steps and Best Practices


Like a new virulent strain of flu, the impact of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is very easy to see – you always know when your applications are down.However, obtaining a firm diagnosis quickly is often difficult and panic usually prevails until experts finally uncover the cause and develop a cure.

White paper sponsored by Akamai Technologies.

The Multi-Tax Challenge of Managing Excise Tax and Sales Tax


To be able to accurately calculate multiple tax types, companies must be prepared to continually determine sales tax and keep up with all of the rates and rules of excise taxes—all of which can change dramatically from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Achieving compliance in this environment is no small feat, but it can be accomplished with the right automation tools.

White paper sponsored by Avalara.

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Operational Analytics in the Power Industry


Cloud computing, smart grids, and other technologies are changing transmission and distribution. Capital and operating costs are growing, as are competition and regulatory pressures.  In this environment, utilities are working to better understand and manage their operations.  Utilities are now leveraging a new generation of analytics that allows them to make smarter operational decisions, improve asset performance, and deliver better overall business outcomes.

This white paper is sponsored by Bentley.

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Maximizing Operational Excellence


In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professionals expect to receive higher productivity and reduced costs of operations from Operational Excellence initiatives. Further, more than 90% indicated either an Operational Excellence program was underway or the subject of increased focus.

This white paper is sponsored by EMC Corporation.

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Documented Processes: Key to Successful Unconventional Wells


During the preceding prolonged Oil boom with Crude near $100/bbl the Unconventional Oil & Gas industry emerged and grew rapidly. The focus at that time was to maximize the production growth by maximizing number of wells drilled and completed rather than looking to optimize well construction and completion to maximize production of individual wells. This has led to a high degree of maturity in setting up and documenting drilling processes. However, in the current paradigm where achieving profitability is paramount, the focus has to shift to maximizing production from existing wells and to minimize the overall operating cost/bbl. While reducing headcount and other cost cutting measures can tactically reduce costs, achieving a sustainable outcome will require developing and documenting best in class processes to ensure that production operations are not impacted by the cuts, and additionally will benefit from an effective process for continuous improvement.

White paper sponsored by Wipro.

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Choosing video wall technology based on your priorities


With several display technology options on the market, we want to help you understand which solution is an ideal fit for your control room requirements. In this paper, we review each of the predominant display categories in the industry and discuss which ones work best based on the following criteria: viewing angle, brightness, brightness uniformity, contrast, auto-brightness and color, balance, seamlessness, image retention, footprint, initial cost, total cost of ownership, ease of deployment, power, lifetime, and ADA/CSA compliance.

This white paper is sponsored by Christie.

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