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Utilities Sector Can Enhance Risk Management and Resilience With Exponential IT, Says Info-Tech Research Group in New Resource



Info-Tech Research Group’s recently published industry research offers the utilities sector strategic insights to enhance innovation, resiliency, and operational efficiency through the adoption of Exponential IT. The firm’s new blueprint addresses industry-specific challenges, providing IT leaders with the five priorities to drive digital transformation and maintain competitiveness in a rapidly evolving technological landscape.

TORONTO, June 21, 2024 /PRNewswire/ – The utilities industry is facing unprecedented challenges due to rapid technological advancement, increasing regulatory demands, and evolving customer expectations. As a strategic response to these disruptions, many utilities have embraced digital transformation. However, IT leaders often grapple with specialized knowledge gaps needed to leverage emerging technologies and trends effectively. To address these challenges and foster innovation and agility, Info-Tech Research Group has published its latest blueprint, Priorities for Adopting an Exponential IT Mindset in the Utilities Industry. The firm’s comprehensive research and insights provide utilities IT leaders with the tools to identify and tackle specific pain points, optimize operations, and deliver value-added services swiftly and efficiently.

“As technological disruption accelerates exponentially, every utility organization will inevitably transition into a digital utility,” says Jing Wu, principal research director at Info-Tech Research Group. “At this crucial inflection point, technology leaders must shift their mindset to embrace Exponential IT. To capitalize on this upcoming opportunity, IT leaders must evolve into business leaders who unlock advanced value for the organization while mitigating exponential risks effectively.”

Info-Tech’s new resource highlights the utilities sector’s struggle with balancing the benefits of emerging technologies while managing associated risks. For example, IT and OT departments are currently burdened with existing technical debt, which diverts their focus from maximizing the value of new technologies. However, rapidly delivering services and staying ahead of industry trends and business demands are increasingly critical in the evolving technology landscape. The firm advises that adopting an Exponential IT mindset is essential for enhancing risk management, resiliency, and sustainability in the utilities sector. This approach involves integrating advanced technologies to optimize operations, drive continuous innovation, and provide personalized customer experiences. Info-Tech explains by embracing Exponential IT, utility sector can navigate industry disruptions and meet the evolving expectations of their audiences. 

“The utilities industry urgently needs to adopt Exponential IT to counter industry disruptions and embrace opportunities,” explains Wu. “Recognizing and integrating core foundational capabilities are considered crucial initial steps in starting a successful Exponential IT transformation, resulting in the generation of value in the industry.”

The blueprint details how the utilities industry is striving to excel in the next wave of technology-driven evolution, presenting CIOs with a unique opportunity to showcase their organizational leadership. To seize this opportunity, Info-Tech advises that CIOs transition from merely providing services to delivering organizational capabilities and taking ownership of organizational objectives.

In Priorities for Adopting an Exponential IT Mindset in the Utilities Industry, Info-Tech recommends five industry-specific priorities for IT leaders to effectively implement an Exponential IT transformation in the utilities sector. They are:

Build an Adaptive Delivery Model: Enable more flexible and efficient delivery of products and services. This priority involves adopting agile methodologies, streamlining workflows, and ensuring rapid adaptation to technological and market shifts.Optimize & Automate Operations: Maximize efficiency while mitigating risks through intelligent automation and data-driven decision-making. This process includes implementing AI and machine learning for predictive maintenance, automating routine tasks to reduce manual workloads, and using data analytics for proactive risk management.Broker Strategic Relationships: Strengthen and build both external and internal relationships to better align IT capabilities to organizational goals. Establish partnerships with technology vendors, collaborate with regulatory bodies, and foster cross-functional teamwork within the organization to ensure cohesive and strategic IT initiatives.Embrace Digital Innovation: Evaluate and adopt solutions that drive consumer value, enterprise growth, and innovation. Explore and implement emerging technologies such as IoT, blockchain, and advanced analytics to enhance service delivery, improve customer engagement, and drive business growth.Cultivate Workforce Flexibility: Dismantle traditional jobs and hierarchies, normalize new collaborative ways of working, and adopt a federated and hybrid IT operating model. Promote continuous learning and development, encourage cross-functional collaboration, and create an adaptive workforce capable of thriving in a dynamic technological landscape.

To remain at the forefront of the rapidly advancing technology landscape, adopting an Exponential IT mindset is paramount for the utilities sector. Info-Tech recommends that organizations evaluate their readiness and embark on a transformational journey to maintain competitiveness and relevance.

The firm’s latest research provides a comprehensive framework for IT leaders to transform their organizations, elevate value-creation capabilities, and effectively bridge the gap between the exponential progression of technological change and IT’s linear progression in effectively managing that change. Info-Tech advises that by following this strategic roadmap, utilities can ensure long-term sustainability and success in an ever-evolving market.

For exclusive and timely commentary from Jing Wu, an expert in the utilities sector, and access to the complete Priorities for Adopting an Exponential IT Mindset in the Utilities Industry blueprint, please contact

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About Info-Tech Research Group
Info-Tech Research Group is one of the world’s leading research and advisory firms, proudly serving over 30,000 IT and HR professionals. The company produces unbiased, highly relevant research and provides advisory services to help leaders make strategic, timely, and well-informed decisions. For nearly 30 years, Info-Tech has partnered closely with teams to provide them with everything they need, from actionable tools to analyst guidance, ensuring they deliver measurable results for their organizations.

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Siemon Appoints Trey Somers as Vice President of Product Management




The Siemon Company, a global leader in network infrastructure solutions, announces the appointment of Trey Somers as Vice President of Product Management, effective Monday, July 15th, 2024.

WATERTOWN, Conn., July 20, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The Siemon Company, a global leader in network infrastructure solutions, announces the appointment of Trey Somers as Vice President of Product Management, effective Monday, July 15th, 2024. In this role, Somers will lead Siemon’s global product management team and drive the development of innovative solutions that meet the evolving needs of the market. With a distinguished career spanning over two decades in the industry, Somers brings a wealth of experience in enterprise product management, OEM product management, and consulting services. Most recently, he served as Managing Director at Align Communications where he successfully led a team delivering smart building solutions to major financial institutions across the globe. “We are thrilled to welcome Trey to the Siemon team,” said Henry Siemon, President and CEO. “His deep industry knowledge and proven track record in product management make him an invaluable asset to our organization. We are confident that under Trey’s leadership, Siemon will continue to deliver cutting-edge solutions that drive customer success.” In his new role, Somers will oversee both the OEM and Enterprise Product Management teams, combining them into a unified global product management organization. He will also collaborate closely with the marketing team to align product development with current market needs and developing industry trends. “I am excited to join the Siemon team and contribute to the company’s continued growth and success,” said Trey Somers, Vice President of Product Management. “Siemon has CONNECTING THE WORLD TO A HIGHER STANDARD a strong reputation for innovation and customer focus. I look forward to working with the team to develop groundbreaking solutions that address the challenges and opportunities of today’s dynamic market.” Learn more about Siemon at

“We are thrilled to welcome Trey to the Siemon team,” said Henry Siemon, President and CEO. “His deep industry knowledge and proven track record in product management make him an invaluable asset to our organization.”

About Siemon – Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specializing in the design and manufacture of high-quality, high-performance IT infrastructure solutions and services for Data Centers, LANs, and Intelligent Buildings. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global sales, technical, and logistics expertise spanning 150 countries, Siemon offers the most comprehensive suites of copper and optical fiber cabling systems, racks, cable management, and Intelligent Infrastructure Management solutions. With more than 400 patents specific to structured cabling, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and the development of Industry Standards, underlining the company’s long-standing commitment to its customers and the industry. Through an ongoing commitment to waste and energy reduction, Siemon’s environmental sustainability benchmarks are unparalleled in the industry.

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Online Generator Seller Announces Cummins 7-Day Inflation Fighter Discount For Homeowners




Cordova, Tennessee based Buckeye Power Systems, LLC announced its partnership with Cummins Power Generation and a 7-day inflation fighting 5% discount on the popular Cummins 20kW RS20A air-cooled home standby generator. The discount applies for purchases between July 25th and August 1st, 2024.

CORDOVA, Tenn., July 20, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Cordova, Tennessee based Buckeye Power Systems, LLC announced its participation with Cummins Power Generation and its 7-day 5% discount for homeowners on the popular RS20A 20kW HSB air-cooled home standby generator. The discount also applies to the RS20AC kit which includes a 200-Amp Automatic Transfer Switch. The discount applies for purchases between July 25th and August 1st, 2024.

“The 7-day special discount applies to Cummins 20kW air-cooled home standby generator which is also its most popular model.”

David Richey, president of Buckeye Power Systems, said today, “The 7-day special discount applies to Cummins 20kW air-cooled home standby generator which is also its most popular model. The 20kW generator provides whole house coverage for homes up to 2000 square feet. The same generator also provides managed whole house coverage for homes up to 3000 square feet.”

Richey said the Cummins 20kW includes a built-in load management feature which manages the operation of high-power consumers like air conditioners, kitchen ovens, and clothes dryers. “The load management feature prevents certain loads from operating when the generator is already operating at or near peak performance,” Richey continued. “So, the RS20A offers managed whole house coverage for homes up to 3000 square feet.”

When fueled by natural gas, homeowners enjoy an unlimited supply of fuel from their utility supplier, thus eliminating the need for fuel storage. The same generator can also be fueled by liquid-propane (LP). A 5-year manufacturer’s warranty is standard and extended warranty coverage up to 10 years is available as an option.

In the current inflationary economic environment, the price rollback should be warmly welcomed among homeowners looking for special deals on standby power. The Buckeye Power Systems website currently offers the Cummins RS20A for $5,069 with no sales tax in most states, less the $253.45 discount. The Cummins RS20AC kit includes a 200-Amp Automatic Transfer Switch and is offered for $5995 less a $299.75 discount during the 7-day special promotion.

Buckeye Power Systems is also offering a $500 VISA Gift Card for purchase of the two other Cummins air-cooled home standby generators including the 13kW Cummins RS13A and the 17kW Cummins RS17A.

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UBX Cloud Creates A Rapid Solution To The Crowdstrike Outage Affecting Millions Worldwide.




Download the newest version of the “CrowdFix” update on UBX Cloud’s website.

DETROIT, July 20, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — UBX Cloud, a dedicated cloud hosting provider with experience in IT solutions on a global scale, has developed a safe automated repair for the CrowdStrike outage that has affected millions worldwide. The new update has been named “CrowdFix” by UBX Engineers. The solution has been tested on thousands of servers that UBX Engineers manage internally with results that work highly efficiently.

“Our engineers have developed a countermeasure within 2.5 hours after the first reported incident. I appreciate the team working to create a solution that makes it simple, effective, and secure.” – Steven Panovski, President and Founder of UBX Cloud.

“Our engineers have developed a countermeasure within 2.5 hours after the first reported incident. I appreciate the team working to create a solution that makes it simple, effective, and secure,” stated Steven Panovski, President and Founder of UBX Cloud.

CrowdFix Solution Developed by UBX Cloud

To implement the CrowdFix solution, Engineers can simply boot the CrowdFix ISO on the impacted system and it’ll automatically detect all attached disks on the system, while deleting the CrowdStrike related files that are preventing impacted Windows systems. Administrative access or restoration from the backups isn’t required.

For step-by-step instructions on implementing the CrowdFix, please view the documentation in or video to implement. Complete Disclaimer will be listed on our company blog.

Instructions are to boot the ISO file and run the batch file.
Primary LINK 1:
Alternate LINK: TBA

Filename: WinPE_UBXCloud_CSFix103.iso
MD5 Hashes: 623c3e11895dda4015bd02f0f8b49313e1fdf2806c961f71d41fbdc96cdc03b5
Size: 380 MB

UBX Cloud Inc.

UBX Cloud is a global IT and Engineering company founded in Michigan in 2008. After steady growth, they opened a new satellite office in India. The company has a team of Engineers working to develop and manage cloud solutions for businesses around the world. This ensures business continuity and secure cloud solutions that give customers peace of mind. To learn more about partnering with UBX Cloud on secure cloud solutions and managed services, please visit the website and contact the team.

With the growing dependence on technology and software solutions, it’s even more important for cloud service providers to develop solutions that support the overall architecture and framework of interconnectivity.

“We’re happy to develop a solution that supports business continuity and operations worldwide. Our team is dedicated to helping customers and the industry at large with cybersecurity and IT solutions that bring value. I especially want to thank our Engineer Mohammed Ali, for developing the solution rapidly,” Steven Panovski said passionately.

In addition to the CrowdFix solution, UBX Cloud previously supported other large enterprises with cybersecurity and cloud solutions. They’re quickly becoming a resource for Engineers across the globe that collaborate on developing technology solutions.

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