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Make the American Jobs Plan Work for You

Make the American Jobs Plan Work for You

March 30, 2022
Labor shortages have gripped the United States across industries, with in-person field work being particularly hard hit. This trend is based on several factors, including an aging workforce, COVID-19, and employee expectations. Recruiting and retaining employees has become a problem in almost every industry, and utilities is no exception. Labor challenges are forcing many decision-makers […]
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Mobilizing Geographic Information Systems for Electrical Utilities

Mobilizing Geographic Information Systems for Electrical Utilities

January 26, 2022
By moving Geographic Information Systems into the cloud and putting the power of mobility into employees’ hands, utilities can save money, improve efficiencies, and make better decisions.    Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provide data that’s associated with a unique location, enabling users to analyze and display geographically referenced information. For electrical utilities that must track […]
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Can Good Enterprise Mobile Device Strategies Combat a Rise in Utility Threats?

Can Good Enterprise Mobile Device Strategies Combat a Rise in Utility Threats?

January 12, 2022
The smart grid — the biggest upgrade to the nation’s electrical infrastructure in decades — promises to deliver electricity more reliably, intelligently, and efficiently. For customers, it means fewer power outages, faster restores, and a greater capacity to manage their energy costs and consumption. For utilities, it means an improved ability to meet escalating demand, […]
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Extreme Weather Requires Extreme Technology Measures

Extreme Weather Requires Extreme Technology Measures

December 22, 2021
The United States experienced more severe weather events during 2021 than any previous year. Such events included hurricanes, flash floods, fast-spreading wildfires, and record-breaking temperatures. Texas experienced -13° C temperatures in February, causing widespread power grid failure. Two months later, Nashville was hit with torrential rains that caused flash flooding in the area. In July, […]
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Weathering the Storm: 4 Ways to Keep a Supply Chain Running During Natural Disasters

Weathering the Storm: 4 Ways to Keep a Supply Chain Running During Natural Disasters

December 03, 2021
Catastrophic weather events and natural disasters have increased in frequency in recent years. This article offers actionable advice to keep your shipments moving in the face of storms, wildfires, and more. As the U.S. continues to battle massive wildfires up and down the West Coast, the next natural disaster has hit the country from the […]
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Optimizing Utility Work Performance with Digital Tools

Optimizing Utility Work Performance with Digital Tools

November 17, 2021
Utility workers in electric, water, oil, gas and telecommunications operate in extreme conditions. An important part of the job is keeping logs and collecting information regardless of the environment and reporting on this information to fill communication gaps and compliance requirements.   Workers crave efficiency and advanced work tools, however, they also desire reliability and […]
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