Utility Analytics Is No Longer about the Enterprise Platform – It’s about What You DO with the Analytics!
- Jan 22, 2019 12:25 am GMT
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As we look ahead to what 2019 has in store for utilities, there is a major Transmission & Distribution operations trend taking shape: utilities are beginning to put their data to use in high-powered use cases at a rate much faster than the trickle we’ve seen over the past several years.
For the past few years, utility analytics have been defined by the search for a magical self-serve analytics platform that can be deployed enterprise-wide and serve a huge multitude of utility needs. While an enterprise-level platform may eventually offer cost savings, the problem with this approach is that, as Winston Churchill said, “perfection is the enemy of progress.” Often these enterprise-level approaches spend too much time trying to get every single detail perfect before they begin to act on even the most straightforward use cases. What a lost opportunity!
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