The deployment of next generation asset performance tools is moving forward on a global scale. Some utilities have installed enterprise-wide asset management systems, while others are experimenting with staged projects, testing the technology. Others are taking a conservative approach, watching and studying for now. In the meantime, IoT, cloud-computing and big data technologies are being included in advanced asset managing platforms, bringing added capabilities. The era of technologically augmented asset decision making is here. Like everything else digital technology has touched, the businesses that are using these sophisticated asset managing tools will have a tremendous advantage over those that are not. Find out where digital technology is going and what benefits it can bring in these four articles from T&D World's special supplement.