Itron hosts seminar on building vs. buying software systems for meter data management

The free Web seminar on Meter Data Management is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. PST...

SPOKANE, WA, Aug. 8, 2005 -- Itron Inc. will host a Web seminar that will explore the trade-offs between buying and building meter data management systems at 10 am PST on Thursday, Aug. 11.

Many utilities face the decision of buying versus building when implementing mission-critical software systems such as meter data management systems. They often have the programming resources in-house to create the code. This approach can lower initial costs and ensure that the application is customized to the utility's processes. But often utilities don't have the resources for designing, testing, documenting, implementing, fixing, maintaining, and upgrading the code.

Join Itron for the Internet seminar focusing on whether to buy a meter data management system or build one in-house, at 10 am PST, Thursday, August 11. To register, please visit http://www.itron.com/ems/knowledge.

Itron (www.itron.com) is a leading technology provider and critical source of knowledge to the global energy and water industries. Nearly 3,000 utilities worldwide rely on Itron's award-winning technology to provide the knowledge they require to optimize the delivery and use of energy and water. Itron creates value for its clients by providing industry-leading solutions for electricity metering; meter data collection; energy information management; demand response; load forecasting, analysis and consulting services; distribution system design and optimization; web-based workforce automation; and enterprise and residential energy management.

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