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Energy and Sustainability Technology

Ovum warns upstream oil & gas industry to open its eyes to the benefits of strategic IT through new partnering, delivery models and a focus on analytics

The majority of companies in the upstream oil & gas industry are lagging behind in their use of IT for strategic advantage, according to Ovum’s ICT Enterprise Insights. Although they are investing more in IT, most companies involved in oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) are sticking with current practices and not exploiting the… Read more

Warren Wilson

Ovum comments: GB smart meter delay ­ better late than never

Following the government’s announcement that the introduction of energy smart meters in 30 million UK homes will be delayed for more than a year, Stuart Ravens, principal energy & sustainability technology analyst at Ovum, has the following comment: “Ovum has for some time been critical of the selection process for smart meters. Giving retailers such… Read more

Stuart Ravens

Ovum predicts the corporate data centre will remain the IT power-house in 2013

The sustainable data centre market will see accelerated growth in 2013 as it becomes more focused on cost-savings, and provides more efficient internal IT delivery methods such as virtualization, software-defined networks (SDNs) and the use of converged infrastructure solutions (so-called cloud-in-a-box), says the global analyst firm, Ovum. In a new report*, the independent technology analyst… Read more

Roy Illsley

Ovum closes the gap between IT innovation and the upstream oil & gas industry

The time is right for the oil & gas industry to invest in information technology, says Ovum. As IT continues to evolve at a lightning pace, the exploration & production (E&P) segment is struggling to keep up, presenting an attractive market opportunity for IT providers, and a chance for forward-thinking oil and gas producers to… Read more

Warren Wilson

Ovum warns smart cities inhibited by slow rising of IT-based modernization

The huge and diverse market for ICT-based smart city initiatives is driving a flurry of “smart” and “intelligent” vendor solutions, says Ovum. Yet this market’s potential is being inhibited by immature standards, rigid and siloed infrastructures, limited budgets, and fragmented and politicized decision-making, warns the global analyst firm. As part of its ongoing research focus*… Read more

Warren Wilson

Despite cost benefits and a tough business climate, deployment of PC power management solutions remains low, says Ovum

PC power management (PCPM) is overlooked by organisations, despite the cost savings it can deliver, says Ovum. According to the independent technology analyst firm, average power consumption savings of 40 per cent are being ignored, in part due to fear from IT departments that PCPM solutions may disrupt core IT operations. In a new report*… Read more

Rhonda Ascierto

Businesses not acknowledging sustainability business benefits

Businesses not acknowledging sustainability business benefits The majority of companies are not taking significant action to manage their operations more sustainably because they fail to see the business benefits they could achieve by doing so, according to Ovum. In a new report*, the independent technology analyst states that while some larger companies have taken great… Read more

Warren Wilson

Outsourcing in “conservative” utilities sector set to increase

Outsourcing in “conservative” utilities sector set to increase The cash-strapped utilities industry will increasingly turn to IT outsourcing over the next year as many organisations finally realise they have no choice but to consider it because of the potential cost savings, according to Ovum. In a new report*, the independent technology analyst claims that the… Read more

Stuart Ravens

Growth in the number of CIOs deploying green IT

Growth in the number of CIOs deploying green IT Almost three-quarters of CIOs have deployed green IT within their organisation, with an additional eight per cent planning to do so by the end of 2012, finds new research from Ovum. According to a survey* by the independent technology analyst, the number of organisations using green… Read more

Rhonda Ascierto

Consumer engagement must increase for smart meter success

Consumer engagement must increase for smart meter success More needs to done to convince consumers of the long-term benefits of smart meters or they will quickly return to old consumption habits and entire projects will ultimately fail, according to Ovum. A new report* by the independent technology analyst identifies two critical areas of customer engagement:… Read more

Stuart Ravens