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Survey Analysis: Adoption of CIM at Utilities Is Challenged by a Lack of Resources

Published: 31 January 2017

ID: G00305656

Analyst(s): Randy Rhodes


Utility Common Information Model standards offer a mature foundational technology basis for electric utility enterprise integration. This survey helps utility CIOs evaluate CIM's benefits for their enterprise integration efforts.

Table Of Contents

Survey Objective

Data Insights

  • Utilities Still Value CIM for Network Modeling More Than Other Functions
  • Utilities Favor CIM for Optimizing Integration, but Complexity Is Still a Challenge
  • IT and OT Workers Must Educate Management About CIM
  • Utilities Can Choose From a Wider Selection of CIM Tools
  • Utilities Need CIM Consultants and Integrators More Than Ever
  • Technology Firms' Focus Has Not Shifted, but CIM Experts Are Harder to Find
  • Methodology
  • Definitions

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