Why Your Old Fashioned Business Case Will Not Engage Your Organization

Why Your Old Fashioned Business Case Will Not Engage Your Organization

Your organization is taking on a transformational initiative and your employees are detached and unmotivated. You have built a compelling business case that outlines the project team, associated costs, and the realization timeline. Your summarized business case most likely sounds a lot like, “In five years’ time, the project will cut operating expenses by $XX and increase revenue...

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Refining Your SQL Wizardry

Refining Your SQL Wizardry

Consulting in data analytics is a demanding profession that requires both broad and deep technical knowledge in a variety of tools and technologies. One key skillset expected of just about any analytics consultant is the ability to retrieve data from a source system and manipulate it to fit the client’s needs.…

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Marty McFly—The Future is Now!

Marty McFly—The Future is Now!

I loved the movie Back to the Future. Besides the given that Michael J. Fox was in his acting prime, I always reveled in how the future was depicted. I am a sucker for creation and innovation, so I always geeked out over seeing the mini- pizza inserted into the oven for mere seconds that emerged as a large family sized meal, or the hover boards and the lace- up sneakers Marty wore.…

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The Utility IoT: Can the Smart Grid make our Homes, Businesses & Cities Smarter?

The Utility IoT: Can the Smart Grid make our Homes, Businesses & Cities Smarter?

It’s an undeniable fact that things in our lives are getting smarter: from cars, to homes and workplace technology, and even urban infrastructure. The foundation that drives this ‘smartening’ trend is the inclusion of new technology that connects devices – sensors, controllers, and meters – around us, commonly called the “Internet of Things” (or IoT, for short).…

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Clean Power Plan Advances Another Step Forward

Well, there you have it. Last week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied a petition by Clean Power Plan opponents, led by fossil fuel industry interests and several states to suspend implementation of Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan. The CPP was debated, commented on, and modified to reflect the views of many stakeholders before...

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Successful Resolutions: A Change Management Approach

It’s a New Year and therefore a new list of goals, resolutions and desires have been drafted, started and possibly even already abandoned! The traditional start to any new chapter, we begin with high hopes and expectations of grand achievements. As the year progresses, many of these items will be adjusted—if not all together dropped—as we slip back into day-to-day routines.…

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Flint – The Need to Balance Water Management with Science and Business

The Great Lakes, a source of fresh water so great it accounts for over 20% of the surface fresh water on earth.  Yet, some American cities along the Great Lakes have had to go without water due to toxic contamination of the public water supply. In 2014, Toledo shut down its water supply for two days due to the toxicity created by polluted runoff and the consequential algal blooms, a completely...

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Federated or Distributed Versus Consolidated or Shared Services

A utility billing and collection services perspective Not too long ago in a galaxy far, far away, I had the responsibility of running one of the largest “meter to cash” operations in the country.  I recall my boss saying many a time during a presentation when numbers related to our scale came up “this slide says we’re big!” Scale was definitely an issue to consider in running my operation and...

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Spatial Access Stratification: A New Dimension in Population Health

With the healthcare landscape changing from fee-for-service to fee-for-value models, healthcare provider systems (hospitals, clinics, independent physician associations, etc.) are now more than ever under pressure to effectively manage the health and cost outcomes of their given populations. Under such models, providers are not only providing healthcare service to the patients, but also...

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