Great Place to Work

From time to time I take a break from my day job in this blog to talk about other experiences that are significant or have touched me in a special way. During this US Thanksgiving holiday I had a couple of things that came to mind. One was Microsoft being named the top global company…

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Accenture, Avanade and Microsoft partner for life cycle management of DSM programs

The world of Demand-side management (DSM) involves reducing electricity use through activities or programs that promote electric energy efficiency or conservation, or more efficient management of electric energy loads. DSM programs can help customers manage electric usage, keeps rates low, help improve the environment and can even help a Utility avoid building power plants. DSM…

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Join us for a Webcast on The Future of Enterprise Utility Solutions

Free Webcast  Wednesday, 11/30/11 | 1:00pm ET | Click to Register Today’s utilities face the challenges of tighter IT budgets, reduced in-house development staff,and the need to quickly deliver business benefits through applications. Utilities also need to adapt to the rapid changes in smart grid technology, the electricity distribution system of the future. Telvent and…

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Integral Management of Public Space

Last week in London we held our annual EMEA industry solutions university (ISU) event. ISU provides Microsoft account teams with customized industry training and thought leadership from leading customers, partners and our own industry experts. In the Power & Utilities track we had great sessions and presentations this year and it was probably our best…

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Partner Bentley Systems bets on Azure-cloud-based services for sustaining infrastructure

When I spoke last May at Bentley’s Be Together conference, I was extremely impressed with Bentley’s vision for changing the way companies go about designing, constructing and operating world’s infrastructure through software. Yesterday, Bentley announced that they are bringing a broad range of Azure-cloud-based services for sustaining infrastructure to architecture, engineering, construction, and operations (AECO)…


Replay Now Available for Webinar: Driving Customer Success in the Smart Grid Era: Why the Time is Now for CRM

Thanks to everyone that joined us for our webinar: Driving Customer Success in the Smart Grid Era. We had a great turnout and we appreciate the terrific evaluations! For those that either missed or would like to listen again, a recording of the webinar replay can be accessed here. In addition, you will want to…