6 Issues Facing Water Utilities

6 Issues Facing Water Utilities

As we approach the midpoint of 2018, here are some of the top challenges West Monroe sees in the water industry. Water utility leaders continue to face issues produced by years of underinvestment — aged infrastructure, highly-public water crises, and unmet customer service expectations. Furthermore, as water utilities introduce new technology to address these issues, there are increasing...

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Move Aside Cloud, Blockchain is the Newest ERP Trend

Move Aside Cloud, Blockchain is the Newest ERP Trend

On January 10, 2018, Geoprise Technologies Corporation, the maker of GM-X ERP, announced that it has partnered with Coin Sciences Ltd, maker of the MultiChain blockchain platform, to launch an ERP application leveraging blockchain technology to enable secure business-to-business collaboration and others are quickly following suit. Let’s take a step back to understand what blockchain is and...

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Why Utilities May Want to Keep Their Licensed Radio Spectrum and Consider a Technology Refresh

Why Utilities May Want to Keep Their Licensed Radio Spectrum and Consider a Technology Refresh

Your utility may want to evaluate all of their technology options before completely shifting away from narrowband wireless networks. There have been significant changes in the last few years that can provide you with a more reliable, higher speed solution, while maintaining the benefits of a licensed radio network. Refreshing the radio may cost you 1/10th of what a complete system overhaul to...

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Salesforce Data Visibility

“Good Fences Make Good Neighbors” Many years ago, I was negotiating a contract with a lawyer who said to me, “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors.”  From his perspective, the lawyer wanted to protect his client by defining good customer service in as much detail as possible. Since this contract was our standard boiler plate agreement, used hundreds of times for several years, I was not really...

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The “5 Keys” to Master Data Management

The “5 Keys” to Master Data Management

This post is the seventh in my “5 Keys” series covering the core principles of data management.  Check out the others: 1 – Introduction to the “5 Keys” Series 2 – The “5 Keys” to Data Governance 3 – The “5 Keys” to Data Architecture Management 4 – The “5 Keys” to Data Development 5 – The “5 Keys” to Database Operations Management 6 – The “5 Keys”...

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The “5 Keys” to Data Security Management

This post is the sixth in my “5 Keys” series, covering the core principles of data management.  Check out the others: 1 – Introduction to the “5 Keys” Series 2 – The “5 Keys” to Data Governance 3 – The “5 Keys” to Data Architecture Management 4 – The “5 Keys” to Data Development 5 – The “5 Keys” to Database Operations Management This time we are looking at data...

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