Alden Systems

Alden Systems

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 days ago

New blog articles detected

  • How to Streamline Joint Use Utility Pole Transfers

    When a utility pole needs to be replaced, the pole owner will schedule the required equipment transfers. Many utility poles are joint use assets, where several different companies typically have attached equipment on the same pole. This means that transfer notices must be sent to all the companies who have equipment placed on the pole (the attachers) to require all the attachments be m...

Alden Systems

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 week ago

New blog articles detected

  • The 4 Types of Utility Pole Transfers

    There are many reasons that cause double wood, which is the existence of two poles where only one should be. Regardless of the cause, double wood represents potential hazards or violations, and a hassle for utility pole owners and municipalities alike. Removing double wood is a primary issue for utility pole owners across the nation. Before an equipment transfer can be put into motio...

Alden Systems

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 weeks ago

New blog articles detected

  • An Introduction to Utility Pole Joint Use

    What is Joint Use, and How Does It Work? Imagine a street lined with several sets of utility poles running up both sides, each owned by different companies. One set is owned by an electric utility, another set of poles is owned by a telecommunications company, and a third set by a broadband company. It would be incredibly cluttered-- not to mention the safety hazards with wires weavin...

Alden Systems

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 weeks ago

New blog articles detected

  • How the IoT Will Move Companies from Data Collection to Data-Driven Deployment

    Big data is being used in practically every industry today, yet many struggle with beneficial data utilization by having too much data without the tools and insight to make meaningful use of it. In many cases, large companies are so stressed out about data collection that they have not yet moved to data-driven deployment. The Internet of Things (IoT) and the Industrial Internet of Th...

Alden Systems

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

New blog articles detected

  • Outdated Data: Worse Than No Data?

    The big data revolution has left many utilities and communications companies scrambling to manage backlogs of stored information. Increasingly, some are finding that data-driven decisions based on old data can be worse than making decisions with no data. Thus, it is crucial that organizations develop a system to continuously collect, update and analyze data, in order to maxmize its pot...

Alden Systems

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

New blog articles detected

  • Unlocking the Massive Market Potential of the IoT and Machine Learning

     The Internet of Things (IoT) and machine learning are still in the early stages of what we see as an explosion of development. These two technological trends will be used in tandem to change the way electric utilities and communications companies (telecom, CATV, broadband) deliver services and develop future plans. Already, machine learning startups focusing on IoT and the Industrial ...

Alden Systems

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

New blog articles detected

  • Data: The Most Valuable Asset in IIOT

    There is no doubt the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is going to change the way we all do business. Companies, regulators and consumers are eager for a new wave of efficiency and productivity. However, the most valuable asset the IIoT will produce is not a smart grid or an intelligent network. The most valuable asset is data.

Alden Systems

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

New blog articles detected

  • The Growing Importance of IoT and IIoT

    The Internet of Things – and the Industrial Internet of Things – promise significant changes and improvements for asset management and joint use in the years ahead The information technology revolution is altering the way we communicate with each another, conduct business, travel live and even think. However, despite much progress, there are still obstacles to overcome.

  • The Question of Aging Infrastructure

     Are aging field assets an urgent crisis, or a manageable long-term maintenance challenge? Is aging infrastructure an imminent problem that is bearing down on the U.S. utilities industry? Or is it a minor challenge to be addressed over a long period of time, on a pole-by-pole basis? The answer depends on who you ask. Respondents to the Utility Drive 2016 State of the Electric Utility...

  • A Year in Review: Field Asset Management and Joint Use in 2016 The Highlights, Lessons Learned and Big Trends that Emerged During the Past Year

    As tempting as it is to see the start of a new year as a fresh beginning – an opportunity to forge ahead with new resolutions, new plans and exciting new initiatives – it’s also important to take a look back. To consider all that the utility and asset management industries have shouldered during 2016, so that we can take stock and consider our priorities and strategies as we step into ...

  • The Changing Winds of Joint Use Liability: Shared Responsibility May Be the Key to Improving Network Asset Management

    Most asset owners today hold 100 percent of the liability for their field assets, such as utility poles, towers and conduit. As asset owners know all too well, this means they are fully responsible for all of their assets' safety and compliance, even when bootleg attachers circumvent owner policies and procedures, and NESC and state regulations. This common situation can create excessi...

  • Smart Joint Use Equipment: How Machine-to-Machine Communication Will Revolutionize Network Asset Management

    As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to gain momentum, more and more assets will be connected in the field. Advances in technology mean that internet-aware devices—such as sensors and other data capture technology—are becoming increasingly less expensive. This will enable these devices to be placed in the field to monitor and communicate data related to poles, towers, conduit. Vir...

  • Winning Strategies: How Some Companies are Turning Field Asset Management into an Efficient Money-Maker [Part 2]

    This post is the second in a two-part blog series that explores the potential for joint use field assets to become revenue-generating businesses. Part 1 looks at the first two strategies that include capturing and marketing available space and centralizing people and processes to gain efficiencies. Maximizing the potential return on joint use infrastructure assets requires a combinati...

  • Winning Strategies: How Some Companies are Turning Field Asset Management into an Efficient Money-Maker [Part 1]

    In the past, when companies were regulated entities, they could operate under a cost-plus business model that allowed them to earn profits on top of asset investments. Under this approach, the primary focus was to contain expenses. However, with the deregulation that occurred in the late 20th century,  business models transitioned to free market profit and loss. This left many holding ...

  • The Push to Beautify Utility Infrastructure: Field Services Considerations for Aesthetic Improvements

    Utility poles have become ubiquitous along the streets and highways in the U.S. over the last century, and that will not change anytime soon. As the number of attachers continues to grow, utility poles have become taller and thicker to support the added equipmnt weight, and cables and wires continue to multiply. These changes have had a noticeable visual impact on community aesthetics...

  • Tall Trees and Sagging Wires: Significant Risks of Unmanaged Vegetation

    On a sweltering summer afternoon in August of 2003, 21 North American power plants suddenly crashed offline, leaving 50 million people without power across the northeastern U.S. and the Canadian province of Ontario. The outage stopped trains and elevators and disrupted everything from cellular telephone service to hospital operations and airport traffic. In New York City, it took more ...

  • Highlight on IoT: A Greener Future — Field Services Will Become More Energy Efficient with the Internet of Things (Part 3 of 3)

    This post is part 3 of a three-part blog series about the Internet of Things (IoT) and its impact on infrastructure asset management. To read part 2, go to “3 Ways the Internet of Things Will Change the Future of Infrastructure Asset Management.” As the technology that helps consumers to be more environmentally responsible grows increasingly accessible—and the costs for energy use ris...

Alden Systems

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

Alden Systems

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

New blog articles detected

  • Big Questions in Infrastructure Asset Management: Why is Joint Use Important?

    Utility poles and conduit vaults (the underground version of a wire-carrying 40-foot pole) are everywhere in our world—along highways, down neighborhood streets and under the surface of busy intersections. They carry power, communications and entertainment into our homes and businesses. Take a closer look and you will notice they also physically carry a large amount of equipment—compli...

Alden Systems

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

New blog articles detected

  • Less Room on the Pole = No Room for Error

    It is evident that everyday life has changed significantly over the past few decades. Twenty years ago, most people could not have imagined we would be carrying around palm-sized devices capable of streaming movies, playing the world’s catalog of music and serving up thousands of games—all in addition to allowing instant communication with anyone, anywhere. No one would have believed o...

Alden Systems

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

Out-Market Your Competitors?

Get complete competitive insights on over 2.2 million companies to drive your marketing strategy.

Create Free Account Log in

Out-Market Your Competitors

Get complete competitive insights on over 2.2 million companies to drive your marketing strategy.

Create Free Account

Already a user?  Log in