User talk:Springboard 2017

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April 2017[edit]

Information icon Please do not remove maintenance templates from pages on Wikipedia, as you did to Silver Spring Networks, without resolving the problem that the template refers to, or giving a valid reason for the removal in the edit summary. Your removal of this template does not appear constructive, and has been reverted. Thank you. Theroadislong (talk) 20:03, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Some proposed changes[edit]

We are part of the Marketing team at Silver Spring Networks

In the first paragraph, we’d like to note that we’ve added offices in Chicago, San Antonio, San Diego, and France.

In our summary box, we’d like to add additional Industries: Smart City, Industrial Internet of Things and add an additional Key person: Ayse Ildeniz, Chief Operating Officer

We’d like to add recent information to the “History” section:

In 2017, Silver Spring’s footprint includes more than 25.5 million connected devices for IoT networks on five continents including utility customers BGE, CESC India, CitiPower & Powercor, Commonwealth Edison, Consolidated Edison, CPS Energy, Dubai Electric and Water Authority, Entergy, Florida Power & Light Company, Oklahoma Gas & Electric, Pacific Gas & Electric, Pacific Power, Pepco Holdings, Singapore Power and United Energy. Silver Spring has also deployed networks in Smart Cities including Copenhagen, Glasgow, Paris, Providence, and Stockholm.

We’d like to add recent information to the “Technology” section:

In 2014, Silver Spring entered the smart city space by unveiling the next generation of their multi-application, smart city networking platform. Key advancements to their IPv6-based networking platform included smart city extensions in the Streetlight.Vision Central Management System (CMS) software, integrated GPS, a migration path for those dependent on antiquated GPRS, and successful interoperability testing with multiple smart city CMS solutions in advance of certification for the TALQ outdoor lighting protocol.

Silver Spring also announced new partners enLight and Lumnex, who integrated their smart lighting technologies with the Silver Spring networking and software platform. [1] Silver Spring has smart street light programs in Paris, Copenhagen, Glasgow, Halifax, and networks 500,000 street lights across South Florida with FPL for the world’s largest connect street light program. [2]

In January 2015, Silver Spring unveiled the fifth generation of its critical infrastructure networking platform – Gen5. This ground breaking new Gen5 networking platform extended its technology leadership and raised the industry bar on what utilities, cities, and other network operators could expect from their smart communications networks.

In addition to strengthening core smart grid operations, the new capabilities of the Gen5 platform helps enable an emerging set of applications for real-time operations data, Distribution Automation, dynamic applications at the edge of the network, and smart city services. Silver Spring introduced several new Gen5-based products, including the “Milli 5”, which removed many of the cost, power, and size limitations to enabling reliable communications for small form factor, low- powered devices., unlocking a new era of connectivity for the Internet-of-Things (IoT). [3]

In December 2015, Silver Spring announced Starfish, a service that delivers on-demand connectivity and application hosting for enterprise IoT customers. Starfish leverages the same core technologies that have been proven at scale to securely connect more than 25.5 million devices for cities, utilities and enterprise customers worldwide and provides service level agreements (SLAs) to ensure application uptime. Starfish was first available in the North American cities of Chicago, San Antonio, and San Jose; the European cities of Bristol, Copenhagen, and Glasgow; and in Kolkata, India. [4]. In 2016, Starfish rolled out to extend coverage to London, Ireland, and Rhode Island with more future expansion planned.

Please let me know if there is another way we should be adding this information.

Thanks! Tonja.

Springboard 2017 (talk) 17:26, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

Hi Tonja, and thank you for your suggestions. First, a procedural note. Wikipedia's policy on user accounts is "one person, one account". So if there are multiple people on the marketing team sharing this account (which both this user name and your COI disclosure seem to imply), each person should create a separate account with a name that does not suggest shared use. As for your proposed draft, I'm afraid it is too promotional and does not adhere to Wikipedia's neutral point of view policy. Wikipedia is not a vehicle for advertising, marketing or public relations, but the purpose of your proposed text is clearly to win over prospective customers and investors. As such, it cannot be added to the article unless it is substantially rewritten. The most obvious red flags are phrases that are frequently used in press releases, but are not appropriate for an encyclopedia. These promotional terms include phrases such as "next generation," "leverage," and "unlocking a new era of connectivity," but there are other marketing phrases that should also be removed. Just as importantly, watch out for sentences that sound vaguely positive, but don't actually tell the reader anything specific. The primary purpose of a Wikipedia article must be to inform, not to push a positive viewpoint at the audience.
Any further edit requests should be made at Talk:Silver Spring Networks. This is to allow the Wikipedians who monitor the article to be aware of your edit requests, which may get you a faster response. Altamel (talk) 02:22, 29 April 2017 (UTC)