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Using Big Data Tools on AMI Smart Meter Data Should Include SharePoint

Rehmani Consulting, Inc offers comprehensive training for users of SharePoint 2010 on InfoPath 2010. Our InfoPath 2010: Design Electronic SharePoint Forms can be of great value as public utilities here in the United States begin to address the Big Data produced by automated meter infrastructure and related smart devices. As noted in a recent article posted on the greentechgrid section of the greentechmedia web site, What Utilities Want From the Soft Grid, Tony Tewelis, of Arizona Public Service (APS) is noted as having mentioned that “APS now collects nearly 20 million pieces of data per day” (quoted from an article written by Jeff St. John and published on the greentechmedia web site on August 15, 2012).

Obviously, the volume of information that APS plans to collect from its automated meter infrastructure (AMI) program will fall into the category of Big Data, which will be best handled within the Microsoft computing paradigm with Microsoft’s own Big Data tools, which have recently been expanded to include Apache Hadoop. Further, and with specific regard to public utilities equipped with a SharePoint 2010, enterprise Intranet and/or Extranet, this data will likely segue into data repositories (whether via SQL Server 2008, R2 or 2012, or the above mentioned Hadoop solution) visible to the SharePoint computing environment where InfoPath 2010 forms can be created (even automatically) to alert support teams of outages, invoice customers and even order replacement data from suppliers based upon information collected via Nis Gata.

Therefore, it makes sense for these public utilities to empower staff members with IT computing expertise to work with their counterparts from the AMI operations activities to learn best how to use InfoPath 2010 to build the rich set of forms (and related automated procedures) from this data and, thereby, deliver substantial return on investment for these same utilities. We are confident that video training content constitutes a valuable tool that can be used successfully to provide these teams with the above mentioned training so that they can extract the greatest utility from the information delivered by AMI operations within a SharePoint computing environment.

If your organization is rolling out AMI infrastructure on the expectation that highly useful data will be produced by the AMI system that can be used to lower operating expenses and, thereby, deliver a prompt return on your investment, it makes sense to explore, further, how SharePoint 2010 adds additional value to your efforts. You can either telephone us at +1 630-786-7026 or contact us via email with any questions you may have about our video training set on using InfoPath 2010 and SharePoint 2010, enterprise edition, or any topic related to either training content for SharePoint or training methods for individuals and/or enterprises.

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