Remembering Jon Arnold – a man larger than life itself

Written by: Larry Cochrane, Director of Industry Technology Strategy, Microsoft Power & Utilities Some people may have noticed the Microsoft product flags at half-mast on Monday. This is in memory of my great friend and Managing Director of Worldwide Power and Utilities, Mr. Jon Arnold. Jon passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 and services were…


Carbon Emission Management: Technology Systems Can Improve Customer Satisfaction and Employee Retention

Utility executives know implicitly that consumers judge their company by the amount and meaningfulness of the Utilities’ community outreach and conservation programs. What’s been difficult to measure is just how much value is created by such efforts and thus how much companies should invest in them given all the competing interests for scarce investment funds….

Geospatial Systems on Steroids

Utilities and other companies are no strangers to geographic information system technology as it is part of their resource management, asset management, environmental impact assessment and emergency planning and response operations. Utilities have been using geospatial systems for years and one of the first industries to adopt the technology.   As we look around at…