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The CIO Forum: Budgets Byte Back

Chief tech officers discuss how they are using their data to beat the competitition.
Fortnightly Magazine - October 1 2003

you doing this work in-house, or are you using vendors?

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Q: It sounds like a precise, defined quantity of outside help.

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Q: So in a way, is this a move back toward utilities creating their own legacy systems?

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Q: What about going forward in the next couple years? Any plans to replace an aging system, or adopt a new technology?

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Vice-president and Chief Information Officer, ERCOT

"Data and data access is a very hot topic for ERCOT. We have major spending efforts in building data warehouses for ourselves, for market participants, and for our [PUC]."

Q: Are there any particular projects that have come on line for you in the last year?

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Q: Are you working on projects that better connect up data?

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Q: So when you say you're making this data more accessible, is that through a Web portal or other means?

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Q: What were your budget trade-offs in the last year?

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Q: Does decreasing the use of consultants mean that you're using outsourcing less?

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Q: So how much has your hiring increased in the past year?

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Q: Do you worry about running the risk of creating, in effect, another sort of legacy system?

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