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The Microsoft in Power & Utilities blog discusses the emerging technological and economic challenges facing the global Utility industry and how Utilities can innovate through a strategy based on devices and services to transform and grow their business

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  • Blog Post: Interactive and collaborative visual communications system of the future...without the flirting!

    Interesting article in USA Today about Microsoft and Harrah's unveil high-tech interactive bar table (see: http://www.usatoday.com/tech/products/2008-06-12-microsoft-harrahs-casino-table_N.htm ) Harrah’s Entertainment is using a high-tech interactive bar table to lets patrons order drinks, watch...
  • Blog Post: Geospatial Systems on Steroids

    Utilities and other companies are no strangers to geographic information system technology as it is part of their resource management, asset management, environmental impact assessment and emergency planning and response operations. Utilities have been using geospatial systems for years and one of the...
  • Blog Post: Too Much Data, So Little Information

    In terms of industries that that are rich in data rich and poor in information, Utilities and Power Companies are probably at the top of the list. That doesn’t need to be the case any longer. I remember about 4 years ago asking Rick Nicholson of IDC Energy Insights (Meta Group at that time) at...
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