Energy & Utilities

Companies that produce, transport, or sell energy — such as electricity or fuel — to consumers.

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  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    REPORT: Smart Speakers Lead The Smart Home Revolution

    Cost Continues To Be The Biggest Inhibitor To Smart Home Adoption

    May 21, 2019 Meenakshi Tiwari, Frank E. Gillett, Satish Meena

    Smart home technology has moved past its early adoption stage, and we expect the installed base of smart home devices to grow at CAGR of 26.2% between 2018 and 2023. Smart speakers have been the highest growth category of smart home devices until now, due to the easy voice interface. But as consumers get more used to smart home concepts, we expect other categories to pick up. In this report, we share our outlook for the US smart home — including its drivers and inhibitors.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: IoT Solutions Transform The Cold Chain

    Enhanced Cold Chain Processes Benefit Many Industries

    May 2, 2019 Michele Pelino

    Firms in the perishable food, transportation, rubber and plastics, pharmaceutical, chemical, and oil and gas industries are deploying internet-of-things (IoT)-enabled cold chain processes to use data insights to proactively identify and resolve previously hidden cold-storage problems. Benefits of IoT-enabled cold chain processes include monitoring the status of perishable goods, chemicals, and medications; reducing wasted perishable products; and addressing industry-specific regulatory requirements. This report helps infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros understand the different emerging cold chain use cases and how to start evaluating solutions.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: 2019 US Tech Budgets: Industry Outlook

    CIOs Should Make Their 2019 Plans With A Solid Understanding Of What's Going On In Their Industry

    February 6, 2019 Andrew Bartels

    The US tech budget outlook for 2019 is generally positive, with projected growth of 6.1% only slightly slower than its 2018 growth. But in that broad picture, different industries will face very different prospects. In this report, we provide our forecasts by industry and high-level tech budget benchmarks for tech spending as a percentage of revenues by industry. We also address each industry's tech spending by category and the split between business technology (BT) and back-office technology (BOT) spending. CIOs should read this report to compare their 2019 tech budgets with the outlook for tech spending in their industry.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Predictions 2019: Cybersecurity

    The US-China Trade War Will Revive Corporate Espionage Attacks Around The World

    November 5, 2018 Amy DeMartine, Jeff Pollard, Heidi Shey, Claire O'Malley, Salvatore Schiano, Merritt Maxim, Renee Murphy

    The race to improve customer engagement compels companies to collect volumes of personal data, and this puts enormous pressure on security teams to protect customers from fraud, privacy abuses, and other breaches of trust. Unfortunately, the combination of data hoarding, consolidated data stores, and interconnectedness makes it easy for attackers to steal valuable data. In the next 12 months, attackers will target specific industries and use automation to enhance their effectiveness. This report guides security and risk (S&R) pros through five predictions for 2019.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Digital Twin Links IoT Data With Customer And Business Outcomes

    Digital Twin Frameworks Provide Enterprisewide Context To IoT Data

    October 31, 2018Nate Fleming

    Firms use the internet of things (IoT) to connect their products in the field, but what to do with the resulting data remains a challenge. Digital twins of products in the field aggregate and analyze several sources of relevant data, allowing product makers to manage their products more efficiently, prevent product downtime, and offer value-added services to improve customer experience (CX). CIOs and digital leaders in the product maker value chain should read this report to refine their approach to deploying digital twin to catalyze business and customer value.

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