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Oracle Says Utilities Botch Smart Meter Data Analysis
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RalphS073
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RalphS073,
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10/15/2013 | 3:40:23 PM
re: Oracle Says Utilities Botch Smart Meter Data Analysis
Great article and comments - The increase in data has potential to revolutionize the way utilities interact with customers. This is certainly true and could add immense value if and only if Privacy, Security, Compliance and highest legal integrity is the core to every product, service and strategy.

Smart and Digital Energy as well as large scale adoption of smart meters is only successful if and only those principles are enforced by all team and executive members as well as through the highest technical standards. But this where one of the ORACLE executive has a history which is damaging the entire industry and has already created lots of damage - just have a look http://www.siliconbeat.com/201... as well as http://www.washingtonsblog.com.... You will understand the context and more over Ralph aka Bill Devereaux is now working for Rodger Smith. This is why it is an executive obligation to employ only staff with the highest integrity. Both are on youtube as well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v... and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

Every customer, client, partner and final customer has the right to know what, who, why, when the data is collected, analyzed and stored as well as who has access to the data, systems and products and whether those persons are trustworthy.

Top executive management has to enforce and take action to re-establish the trust and contribute to the adoption of smart technology.
ChrisMurphy
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7/26/2013 | 8:00:07 PM
re: Oracle Says Utilities Botch Smart Meter Data Analysis
Is every utility going to need a crew of data geniuses to put this information to good use? Are they meant to raid Wall Street of quant jocks with the riches and glamor of the utility industry? If that kind of talent is required to make smart use of the Internet of things, I'm not sure we'll ever get there.
NG11209
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NG11209,
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7/23/2013 | 6:22:37 PM
re: Oracle Says Utilities Botch Smart Meter Data Analysis
Right. I think it's going to be quite a while before the human side of data analysis catches up with the technology's capabilities in a number of industries.
D. Henschen
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D. Henschen,
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7/23/2013 | 4:14:57 PM
re: Oracle Says Utilities Botch Smart Meter Data Analysis
It's not that they're "botching" smart-meter analysis, as the headline suggest. Most utilities just aren't doing it yet, in part because they don't have data scientists and data analysts to do the analyses. The leaders are saving money and improving service, and 61% of survey respondents said that predictive maintenance would help them do just that.


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