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2023 Esri User Conference Recap From a First Year Attendee

July 26, 2023 By: Payton Glasscock, 3-GIS

Overall, my first-time experience at ESRI UC was exciting and rewarding. I acquired knowledge that I know will continue to expand as I grow in my new role at 3-GIS.…

2023 SSP iLLUMINATE: Emerging Technologies Driving Utility Industry Innovations

By: Bill Emison, TrueNet Communications, Guest Author

To enhance my understanding of the current electric utility industry and gain insights into Esri’s ArcGIS Utility Network platform, I made the decision to participate in the 2023 SSP iLLUMINATE…

GIS for the Digital Utility: A Guide to the New Era of Dynamic Mapping

July 25, 2023 By: Scott MacDonald

By whatever name you call it – GIS, geospatial tech, location intelligence, or just mapping – Geographic Information Systems have been a critical tool for energy utilities for decades. You’d…

Promoting Innovation for Utilities

Every team needs to innovate. Lingering too long in your dated processes and technology will allow your competition to overtake you. Whether it is to reduce costs, optimize processes, enhance…

Managing Joint Use Assets in the Cloud

Joint use management was made for the cloud. While joint use does not provide a great revenue stream, mismanagement opens an organization up to reputational, regulatory and legal trouble. A…

Improve Your Utility Network Project ROI Using OCM

The purpose of Organizational Change Management (OCM) is to mitigate the risks of a project, including costs, schedule, and performance. OCM does this by facilitating greater business and financial value…

Why do IT and GIS projects Fail?

July 24, 2023 By: David Miller

IT projects typically fail or do not go to plan, and GIS falls into that bucket. The Project Management Institute (PMI) has found that only 26% of project succeed. They…

Data Migration Made Fun (and processed in minutes)

July 23, 2023 By: Aaron Leese

There are few people in the world that think data migration from an existing system to a new one is a thrilling activity (if you’re one of those people, you…

Utility Network Organizational Readiness

March 27, 2023 By: Dave DiSera

In our experience, technology-related organizational readiness (often referred to as organizational change management) is only successful with a fundamental understanding that it’s much more than just upgrading or implementing new…

A Bank/Unit Model for Utility Network

Although the industry understands that the Utility Network (UN) fulfills the vision to implement a modern GIS digital twin, its adoption still faces major challenges and obstacles, particularly within the…

Groundbreaking SSP Vision product completes first customer pilot project; scheduled for release in March 2023

February 6, 2023 By: Peter Batty

Ahead of next week’s DistribuTECH conference in San Diego, I wanted to share a quick update on the groundbreaking SSP Vision product, which I have been leading the development of…

Find SSP Innovations at DistribuTECH 2023!

February 2, 2023 By: Scott MacDonald

SSP Innovations is excited to participate in this year’s DISTRIBUTECH International® conference, the leading annual event for electric transmission and distribution technologies. We’re packing our bags for San Diego –…