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The Wise Investment of a Proof of Concept Installation #3 An Agile Approach

April 19, 2018

Now that you’ve read about 10 benefits of a Proof of Concept and working with your trusted vendors, we’re ready for the final installment, your wise investment.  

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Real Life Examples of when to use a Proof of Concept Installation #2 The Bake-off

April 12, 2018

Welcome back! This second installment focuses on Real-Life Examples of when to use a Proof of Concept. What you think you wanted at the beginning is not always what you want as you roll up your sleeves and begin the PoC. You may reconsider particular work flows and rethink the original plan.

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The Top 10 Reasons to Invest in a PoC: Installation #1 How to Begin

April 06, 2018

According to our friends at Wikipedia, “proof of concept (PoC) is a realization of a certain method or idea in order to demonstrate its feasibility or a demonstration in principle with the aim of verifying that some concept or theory has practical potential. A proof of concept is usually small..

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Can Cloud-Hosted Systems Improve Utility Cyber Security?

December 15, 2017

 

Earlier this year, President Trump held a meeting with leaders from electric utilities and various federal agencies to discuss risks to the US power grid from cyber attacks. This meeting came on the heels of a report that hackers deployed malware onto grid-connected networks in Ukraine last..

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ROW Stewardship and Digital Solutions

November 02, 2017

I had the pleasure of speaking at a workshop during last month's New York Utility Arborist Association annual meeting to discuss ROW Stewardship and Digital Solutions. The focus of the presentation was to demonstrate how Clearion can help organizations implement and manage the best practices..

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How Dedicated Product Support Can Lead to Valuable Product Enhancements

October 03, 2017

When I started with Clearion just over a year ago, I was doing general support but I gravitated quickly toward actively supporting our telecom contractors simply because of the volume of work. Our main telecommunications customer brings on lots of new contractors on a routine basis.

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Think Big. Start Small. Even with Training.

August 29, 2017

 

In today’s bite-sized, personalized world, there’s a lot to be said for short and sweet—and made especially for me.  This concept applies to Twitter feeds, Spotify playlists, Stitch Fix personal stylists and, of course, corporate training processes.

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Engineering Today’s Telecom Fiber Routes

August 16, 2017

At the recent PGA Championship in Charlotte this weekend, 200,000 spectators were snapping and sharing photos of their favorite golfers to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Everyone was connected to WiFi and no one questioned how it worked. 

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Do, Do, Do Believe the Hype

August 09, 2017

We’re excited about the Clearion data processing engine (DPE) and now, nine months after introducing it, what’s the latest? Has the tool lived up to the hype? Yes, it has!

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Moving to Enterprise Integration: Installation #3 How Well is Your Utility Managing Post-Outage Investigations?

June 14, 2017

With the connected smart grid, today’s automated outage management systems (OMS) are savvy. If a tree falls across a power line, a resulting outage may occur at a nearby fuse, breaker or recloser and the OMS system will capture and track the occurrence. Utilities now know exactly when outages..

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