VISTA-Utility Enterprise program focuses on top 50 utilities

New Orleans, LA, Oct. 18, 2006 — InfoNetrix, a technical market research and consulting firm specializing in utility automation and information technology (IT) market intelligence, has introduced a new market intelligence program focused on the top 50 North American electric utilities.

The new program, VISTA-Utility Enterprise (VUE), is an extension of the firm’s Vital Information Strategies and Tactics for Automation (VISTA) market intelligence suite.

The VISTA-Utility Enterprise Market Intelligence Program was specifically created for broad-line suppliers of utility automation and information technology products, systems and services as well as suppliers of hardware and/or software with a utility market focus. VUE targets 50 of the most prominent and influential electric (and many multi-disciplined electric/gas/water) utilities in North America. These major utility enterprises — composed primarily of large investor-owned utilities and federal power agencies — also represent as much as 70-80% of expenditures for utility automation/IT projects annually.

VUE is designed to meet the specific needs of suppliers interested in getting more deeply immersed in key utility accounts on a strategic and/or tactical level. VUE is designed to be both a strategic tool AND a tactical tool. To accomplish these dual objectives, VUE draws upon a robust proprietary database, developed and constantly refined through direct research with a broad cross section of utilities throughout the United States and Canada each year.

VUE is designed to present a holistic view of each target utility through in-depth analyses of utility operations on multiple market and business levels, all with a definitive emphasis on automation/IT plans, programs and objectives. Each month, VUE clients receive an Enterprise Insights Portfolio, profiling utilities in the top 50 list.

VUE also provides information on how much project activity is taking place across an entire utility enterprise by providing detailed lists of both existing and planned project activity at all principal units, divisions and subsidiaries of the top 50 utilities along with their EIP profiles each and every month for a full year. By reviewing these project lists clients can develop a comprehensive picture of how, when and where each utility is investing as well as how their products, systems or services can best be applied to meet application requirements.

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