Right-sized and aligned, such a simple concept. Acquire the technology that you need and acquire technology that plays well with your existing investments. A humble approach, but with broad benefits for many stakeholders throughout the utility. For leaders within the GIS organization, budget savings, and relieving schedule pressures become apparent when implementing technologies that were conceived to complement each other. For utility, IT organizations, lower risk, and improved support are the result of working with technologies that are architected and designed to work together rather than the opposite when issues arise such as a modest support ticket or a more complex performance problem. For CIO’s and Vice Presidents, implementing out-of-the-box complementing technology has the critical value of spending fewer resources solving foundational needs while allowing for more time and effort to solve the next segments of strategic problems and risks within your departments.
- Bill Bott, SSP Innovations
- Phil Dunn,SSP Innovations