Austin, TX, March 25, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- In response to an industry-wide need to understand and prepare for developments that will significantly impact utilities in the not-so-distant future, TMG Consulting announced today that its research practice, RIMSolutions™, has formalized an astute focus on innovation.
RIMSolutions™, the research and innovation practice of TMG Consulting, has prepared utilities and solution providers for the future through research studies and articles that address market, business and technology advancements. While no one can guarantee the future, defining innovation as a primary focus of RIM Solutions moving forward, provides utilities with the intelligence to move closer to their goal of “future-proofing.” Utilities have been asking for the best possible stand-in for a crystal ball since the fast pace of technology innovation and market changes started rendering their solutions inadequate and even obsolete.
“While most research practices focus on best and sometimes worst practices, our astute focus on innovation transfers intelligence from our team of practical futurists—utility industry experts who are committed to maintaining an awareness of current and potential changes that will significantly impact the market—to utility leaders who are responsible for good decision-making,” says Vanessa Edmonds, vice president of TMG Consulting and RIM’s practice lead. “RIM’s experts are able to discern important events from noise, define future timelines without going out too near or too far and are intimately familiar with the tools available to utilities, including when to use them or not use them.”
An output of RIMSolutions™ focuses on innovation in its flagship publication, “What’s Next.” This printed magazine offers expert insights from TMG consultants, other utilities and an ecosystem of solution providers committed to going the distance, into the changing landscape in which utilities do business with technology companies best suited to support them. Pick up a copy of “What’s Next” during CS Week from TMG’s booth #613 or join our mailing list to receive a copy of the publication by mail in May.
“Several technologies in a particular category may satisfy features and functionality requirements,” says Edmonds, “But we are pushing beyond that list to highlight providers with the culture and commitment to support utilities—flexibly and seamlessly—on an ongoing, long-term basis.”
In addition to providing innovation-focused research, RIM’s intelligence will inform the direction of TMG’s other divisions, CSDSupport™, which supplements internal utility resources during enterprise IT system implementations, and TPAServices™, TMG’s advisory practice that offers business case development, application planning, quality assurance oversight and procurement services.
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TMG Consulting is a modern utility consultancy that offers Advisory Services, Client-side Delivery Support (CSDS) Services, Research and Utility Market Connections, an unbiased industry directory and information resource. These complementary, interwoven service lines connect the dots between business goals and technologies that support stronger customer relationships. Our culture of innovation means that we evolve our business model, services and methodologies on an ongoing basis to stay ahead of the needs of utility industry professionals and their customers.
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