Aging workforce? Give them an iPad!!!

In our industry we hear so much about 'aging workforce' and the effect on IT projects. Frequently heard complaints from (field) workers are 'why do we need to change, this has worked fine for the past 20 years', 'I barely know how to use my new phone', 'my grand daughter teaches me this stuff'. Well, [...]

Steve Severance has joined the Cliffhanger Solutions team

We are thrilled to announce Steve Severance has joined Cliffhanger Solutions as a Senior Consultant. Steve has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology from the University of Maine. He has over 25 years of utility experience and has worked with Smallworld GIS for more than 20 years. During that time he has been [...]

Live PowerON data, but better.

GE PowerON outage management system is a complicated piece of software operated by trained technicians and engineers. So what about the rest of us? Say hello to the Atlas PowerON module. Atlas allows to you visualize PowerON data in real-time, making valuable outage information available to authorized individuals in your organization. In PowerON, getting to [...]

Use Atlas to share data

Every company or department needs to exchange information. Instead of using custom point-to-point connections between systems, why not use Atlas to facilitate the data exchange. Atlas is capable of importing and exporting a large number of formats out of the box (and still growing). For importing, simply drop files in the import tool, and Atlas [...]

Psychic Search: Improve search results using a self learning algorithm

Google has an "I'm feeling lucky" button that takes you directly to the first search result. In a perfect world, when a user enters a search term, the first result(s) should be what the user intended to find. However, this is easier said than done. Search results are ranked by relevancy and are dependent on a large number [...]

Reducing Operator Error and Increase Efficiency by Reducing Screens

Ever got lost trying to open the right search screen? You first need to find the appropriate application, then find what you are looking for. Example of a proliferation of Search Widgets Look no further: Our search feature simplifies this by using just one search bar to find data. This data can come [...]

Don’t GIS and drive

Using electronic devices while driving can be very distracting. To accommodate our field users better, we implemented a "hands-free" mode. This is how it works: First, you (the user) turns on GPS track mode. This will continuously keep the map centered at your current location, much like many navigation systems. Then, when distraction free search [...]

The big takeaway from DistribuTECH 2015

Like this article? Share it! Tweet Lots of talk last week about the "smart grid" and "big data." The smart grid, or electricity network that uses digital communications technology to detect and react to local changes in usage, using computer-based remote control and automation. A large number of smart devices and sensors capture data points from [...]