MAVERICK Technologies Named Best Source for Automation by CIO Utilities Technology Magazine
March 26, 2014 — CIO Utilities Technology magazine published its annual “Most Promising Utilities Solution Providers” selection in its December 2013 issue, and named MAVERICK Technologies the best source for automation in the utilities industry.
“We looked at hundreds of solution providers and consulting companies and shortlisted the ones that are at the forefront of tackling the challenges of the utilities industry,” says CIO Utilities Technology magazine. “MAVERICK Technologies is the best source of automation, enterprise integration and sustaining services.”
Many technical changes are occurring in the utilities power industry, and chief information officers (CIOs) are concerned about their companies integrating computers, networking, dispatching, control systems and other technologies involved in power production and distribution. To help its readers with this problem, CIO Utilities Technology compiled its list of systems integrators and solution providers.
Tyrone Bowman, Industry Manager-Power at MAVERICK, says, “Technology is quickly becoming as much a part of the products and services as the energy itself. The CIO now is tasked with using information technology to provide strategic solutions that help the business increase market share, respond to consumer demands, increase shareholder value, reduce operating costs, and respond to very rapidly changing markets.”
This requires a CIO to get involved at the power production level as well as the IT level. “At the local utility, there is a wealth of real time data available from Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems and Distribution Automation Systems,” says Bowman. “Getting data out of these systems and into a data warehouse and business intelligence environment allows the right data to be provided to the right people at the right time.” CIOs must also ensure that integrated systems are safe and secure, including taking necessary measures to guarantee protection from cyber threats.
MAVERICK Technologies is perfectly positioned to provide utilities and their CIOs with such support. As the largest platform-independent systems integrator in North America, MAVERICK Technologies brings a unique perspective to its core business of process automation, along with extensive domain experience in the power and other industries.
About MAVERICK Technologies®
Founded in 1999, MAVERICK Technologies is the largest independent systems integrator in North America, and is a global leader in industrial automation, enterprise integration and strategic manufacturing solutions for clients across a wide range of manufacturing and process industries. Leveraging its unique enterprise-wide perspective, MAVERICK identifies suboptimal operations and improves performance for greater safety, efficiency and overall profitability. The company’s people, processes and technical capabilities ensure delivery of the right solution for every project, using the most appropriate technology. Organizations around the world depend on MAVERICK’s responsiveness, results-driven approach and dedication to their success. Over the years, MAVERICK has completed more than 10,000 successful projects in 45 countries across six continents.