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Mobile Workforce Roundup: Recent Must-Read Posts From Fellow Community Members

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Greetings Mobile Workforce members!

The COVID-19 pandemic is still top-of-mind for just about everyone, including utilities. Your fellow community members have been keeping up with the latest developments and contributing their own expertise to the conversation. Click through using the links below to read about how utilities are managing work-from-home conditions and much more.  And remember, your comments are always welcome. 

Happy reading from Energy Central Community Manager Karen Marcus.

Ameren Advances Plans for Private LTE Network

By DW Keefer, posted on April 30

To minimize its dependency on carriers and third-party service providers for communications supporting grid management, Ameren plans to deploy a private long-term evolution (LTE) network to deliver critical communications services. In this article DW reveals the details.

Shared Link: Keeping the Lights On

By Rakesh Sharma, posted on April 21

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Rakesh has shared an important Siemens article explaining how utilities can identify and mitigate increased cybersecurity risks as more employees work from home. The article recommends securing connections, monitoring for anomalies, and preparing for incident response.

Distributed Work in the Utility Biz

By Henry Craver, posted on April 17

For many people, working from home during the pandemic may have been a rocky experience at first. But, as the wrinkles have been ironed out, some professionals have come to see the benefits. Henry is one of them and he writes about his insights here.

Standards Emerge to Ease Switching Carriers

By Paul Korzeniowski, posted on April 13

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An emerging standard, electronic subscriber identification module (eSIM), has the potential to make changing mobile phone carriers simpler. In this piece, Paul explains what eSIM is, how it’s an improvement, and how support for the standard has been growing.

5 Areas to Consider When Moving Your Utility to the Cloud

By Alan King, posted on April 5

With more people working from home due to the pandemic, cloud services are becoming more necessary. But moving to the cloud isn’t a straightforward leap. Here, Alan explains some key considerations when planning your cloud transition.

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