How utilities can boost engagement, retention, and profits

OpenText Information Management

Utilities have undertaken a large transformation journey to leverage new technologies (such as AI, IoT, robotics, etc.) Customer Experience Utilities customer experience for utilities digital experience for utilities

Enterprise asset management puts focus on content for energy companies

OpenText Information Management

Assets are the lifeblood of the energy industry. As new layers of change – including deregulation, new legislation, new market entrants, new consumption patterns – impact the sector, enterprise asset management becomes key to the profitability and long-term sustainability for many oil and gas and utility companies.

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Data Encryption Shields the Energy Sector Against Emerging Threats

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

Data Encryption Shields the Energy Sector Against Emerging Threats. The energy sector is part of the critical national infrastructure (CNI), and delivers services that are essential for modern life. Energy services companies are a lucrative target for adversaries.

Balancing speed and stability to reinvent utility operations for the energy transition

CGI

Balancing speed and stability to reinvent utility operations for the energy transition. The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored our need for a reliable energy supply, which is something we typically take for granted. What utilities leaders can learn from retail banking successes.

Cybersecurity in utilities: Critical questions for securing distributed energy resources (DERs)

CGI

Cybersecurity in utilities: Critical questions for securing distributed energy resources (DERs). The energy transition is driving a shift toward the increasing use of distributed energy resources (DERs). DERs are smaller power-generation resources, usually located on the consumer side, that provide energy where it is needed. From a cybersecurity perspective, DERs pose new and unique challenges for utilities.

Are central markets the answer to commoditizing energy flexibility?

CGI

Are central markets the answer to commoditizing energy flexibility? These parties trade energy using forecasts based on long-term standard patterns of usage at the residential level, now disrupted by local PV installation. The effective application of energy flexibility is needed to address these issues. What is energy flexibility? Tapping into energy resource flexibility is not new; system operators and BRPs are already doing it at industrial levels.

Utilities Digital Journey Insights (Part 5): Utilities decentralize organizational models to meet consumer needs

CGI

Utilities Digital Journey Insights (Part 5): Utilities decentralize organizational models to meet consumer needs. To gain the true value of digital transformation, utilities are embracing more dynamic and autonomous organizational structures that enable them to make decisions closer to the customer. To address these key challenges, utilities are moving toward decentralizing their organizational structures.

Utilities Digital Journey Insights (Part 4): Utilities’ pursuit of new business models accelerates

CGI

Utilities Digital Journey Insights (Part 4): Utilities’ pursuit of new business models accelerates. Some utilities even provide vehicle-to-grid services and home energy management systems to help consumers manage their electricity usage. To seize these new business opportunities, utilities are increasing investments in new products and services, making it the second largest IT spend driver and a top innovation investment (73%) over the next three years.

Solving data challenges to accelerate the energy transition

CGI

Solving data challenges to accelerate the energy transition. The energy transition is a technological, cultural and organizational sea change—and data is the means by which utilities can solve the foundational challenges of the transition.

Strategize your next move to become a utilities leader, delivering value at scale and pace

CGI

Strategize your next move to become a utilities leader, delivering value at scale and pace. Additionally, utilities leaders say their IT investments have increased, and they have moved beyond progressing with discrete digital projects, such as mobile applications.

Embracing digital technologies to build a low-carbon society: Are local energy communities the answer?

CGI

Embracing digital technologies to build a low-carbon society: Are local energy communities the answer? Are local energy communities the answer? The current energy system is demand led and is a centralized top-down system—essentially one-way traffic from production to consumption. This means energy is supplied from a central point of production and generation to cities, factories and homes via the grid. Creating a self-sustaining energy ecosystem.

Darwin’s advice to the energy sector: get agile!

CGI

Darwin’s advice to the energy sector: get agile! What does Charles Darwin have to do with digital transformation in the energy sector? Darwin’s theory—that it isn’t the strongest of the species that survives, but the ones most responsive to change—can point the way for utilities to move faster toward a sustainable energy system. Biggest challenges for the energy sector. This scenario will be enabled through so-called microgrids and energy islands. .

Delivering on the benefits of data: How utilities can get the first-mover advantage

CGI

Delivering on the benefits of data: How utilities can get the first-mover advantage. With the energy transition underway, there is a similar bold “rethink” taking place in the way energy companies view solutions, particularly around managing data. Advanced central market solutions, like the one developed by CGI for Fingrid Datahub Oy , are helping to simplify, speed up and enhance the efficiency of data exchange.

How utilities are getting creative to find new revenue streams

CGI

How utilities are getting creative to find new revenue streams. The utilities industry is undergoing a paradigm shift. Several elements are contributing to the decline in revenues and profits of traditional utilities: stagnant demand due to the success of energy efficiency initiatives and rapidly rising volumes of renewable energies, as well as increasing costs and intensifying competition from new market players.

Emerging business models in the utilities industry

CGI

Emerging business models in the utilities industry. In the utilities industry, new business models are emerging, many of which are closely linked to the pressing need to embrace a low carbon economy. This shift is driving changes in demand, caused by increased electrification, and in production, with more renewable energy generation. Consumers are becoming energy suppliers and some independent organizations are even building-out their own power assets.

Utilities: Interesting Times – Blessing or Curse?

CGI

Utilities: Interesting Times – Blessing or Curse? There’s no doubt about it, the Utilities sector is living in ‘Interesting Times’ and those times are becoming ever more ‘interesting’. So why are things in Utilities so interesting? Energy has become intrinsic to the way we live our lives, from the angst we feel when our smart phones run out of battery to its unseen role in controlling our home heating or helping traffic flow around our cities (or not as the case may be!)

Next-gen, real-time data exchanges will power the energy industry

CGI

Next-gen, real-time data exchanges will power the energy industry. In a couple of weeks, we will host the much-awaited annual CGI Central Market Debate. Now in its eighth year, the event brings together global energy experts and influencers to debate and discuss the future of central market operations. This year’s debate theme, “ How can data exchanges between market participants extend and enhance the market and its operation to benefit consumers?”

A flexible energy system – the end of the beginning?

CGI

A flexible energy system – the end of the beginning? I was talking to someone recently and they asked me whether, with the publication of the “Upgrading our energy system: Smart systems and flexibility plan” and the “Clean Growth Strategy”, there was still a need for discussions about flexibility – the direction of travel is, after all, set. This is undoubtedly reflective of the growing experience in the market. . pallavi.m@cgi.com. Mon, 08/20/2018 - 06:25.

European Utility Week 2018: Top 5 takeaways and the call to ‘journey together’

CGI

European Utility Week 2018: Top 5 takeaways and the call to ‘journey together’. This ancient African proverb sums up, quite accurately, the sentiment at the recently concluded European Utility Week (EUW) 2018. Among the event’s numerous sessions and conversations on the low carbon energy program, energy markets and digitalization, what stood out was an overarching call to ‘journey together’. Blockchain is enabling the “democratization” of energy.

Electrification: a lottery ticket that utilities must claim

CGI

Electrification: a lottery ticket that utilities must claim. Utilities face a fundamental dilemma. Due to unprecedented pressure to support the move to an energy-efficient and low-carbon system, they face the paradox of encouraging consumers to consume less of what they sell and distribute—electricity. Is there a lottery ticket for utilities around the corner ? Norway, for example, is a leading adopter of EVs, with an EV market share of more than 17%.

Utilities: Study the past, if you would define the future.

CGI

Utilities: Study the past, if you would define the future. This summer has seen some important developments in the energy sector – developments that give me continued reason to use the ‘F’-word. In our May 2017 research, conducted on our behalf by Utility Week, into the sector’s leaders’ views on Demand Side Flexibility in UK Utilities identified: a lack of policy and regulatory clarity around DSF, ranking it just 4.2 markets which work for flexibility.

Digital-born firms from telecoms are key drivers of the transformation of the energy system

CGI

Digital-born firms from telecoms are key drivers of the transformation of the energy system. As technology advancements outside of the utilities industry drive change and increase consumer expectations, utility consumers are beginning to expect the same level of customer experience and want technology to instantaneously deliver greater convenience and value. Utilities are disinvesting in traditional bulk generation, such as E.ON

Utilities Digital Journey Insights (Part 2): Unlocking executive priorities for innovation

CGI

Utilities Digital Journey Insights (Part 2): Unlocking executive priorities for innovation. This series of blog posts builds on the 2018 CGI Client Global Insights, providing insights into how utilities are making progress toward digital transformation. The findings and perspectives are based on 1,400 in-person interviews with business and IT executives, of which 127 are from the utilities industry. Utilities recognize the need to accelerate the pace of change.

Heading toward a data bright future: key takeaways from the 8th CGI Central Market Debate

CGI

Heading toward a data bright future: key takeaways from the 8th CGI Central Market Debate. Are there learnings for the utilities industry from an augmented reality game’s incredible 19-day time-to-market, or the possibility that flying taxis could become cheaper than owning a car? 1 – Openness and access to real-time data will be instrumental in facilitating the market. For many liberalized energy markets, identifying data ownership is a challenge.

Utilities Digital Journey Insights (Part 3): Data, the new “digital capital” - Going beyond the hype of advanced analytics and AI

CGI

Utilities Digital Journey Insights (Part 3): Data, the new “digital capital” - Going beyond the hype of advanced analytics and AI. This series of blog posts builds on the 2018 CGI Client Global Insights, providing insights into how utilities are making progress toward digital transformation. The findings and perspectives are based on 1,400 in-person interviews with business and IT executives, of which 127 are from the utilities industry. So where do utilities stand?

Kali Project Encryption and Isolation Using Vagrant and BitLocker

Perficient

Once the disk is mounted, the script invokes the BitLocker utility to encrypt the drive. Once we’ve found the correct storage image, then it can be encrypted using the Virtualbox management utility. In the screenshot below, the Virtualbox management utility collects the password that we’ll use to encrypt, then unlock the VM during the boot process. Imagine that you work on different engagements or projects in which Kali Linux is one of your primary tools.

Smart Dust – Personal Clouds

Perficient

Although the technology has a long way to go before we will see broad scale utilization I believe it will deliver astounding results in the future. Automotive Cloud Commerce Communications Consumer Markets Data & Analytics Digital Transformation Energy Financial Services Healthcare High Tech Integration & IT Modernization Life Sciences Manufacturing cloud Environmental sensory microelectromechanical system Neural dust personal cloud Sensor clouds smart dust

Why Data-driven decisions are the Key to Winning at Digital

Perficient

How does the savvy executive know where to devote time, energy, and budget? For example, aligning Marketing to Sales targets can shed light on which marketing effort resulted in a sale (also known as Marketing campaign attribution ). Data-driven decisions. It’s 2020.

FBI confirmed that Darkside ransomware gang hit Colonial Pipeline

Security Affairs

Colonial Pipeline is not the first organization in the oil and energy industry targeted by the Darkside ransomware gang, in February the group the Brazilian state-owned electric utility company Copel. The U.S.

Breach at Hy-Vee Supermarket Chain Tied to Sale of 5M+ Stolen Credit, Debit Cards

Krebs on Security

The restaurants affected include Hy-Vee Market Grilles , Market Grille Expresses and Wahlburgers locations that the company owns and operates. “These locations have different point-of-sale systems than those located at our grocery stores, drugstores and inside our convenience stores, which utilize point-to-point encryption technology for processing payment card transactions,” Hy-Vee said.

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Sustainability: The COVID Window of Opportunity

InfoGoTo

The world will consume 6% less energy this year – equivalent to losing the entire demand of India. This pushes up the data processing and transmission overhead of course, but a video conference uses only a few percent of the energy of a face-to-face meeting.

Congratulations to Sidley’s Newest Partners!

Data Matters

Tomoki works out of Sidley’s Tokyo office and supports our global privacy practice in the Asian market. Congratulations to our 30 colleagues, including Kate Heinzelman and Tomoki Ishiara , for their election to the Sidley Austin partnership , effective January 1, 2020.

Comment le numérique rebat les cartes du secteur énergétique

CGI

Digital disruption is in the cards for the energy sector. The pace at which digitalization is accelerating poses a major challenge for organizations in the energy sector. The momentum is unsurprising, given that 81% of the utilities executives interviewed for the 2016 CGI Global 1000 outlook revealed that transforming to become a digital enterprise is a top strategic priority. Is there a feeling of economic urgency in the energy industry?

Scanning for Flaws, Scoring for Security

Krebs on Security

But in a marketing email sent to FICO members on Tuesday advertising its new benchmarking feature, FICO accidentally exposed the FICO Cyber Risk Score of energy giant ExxonMobil. The marketing email was quickly recalled and reissued in a redacted version, but it seems ExxonMobil’s score of 587 puts it in the “elevated” risk category and somewhat below the mean score among large companies in the Energy and Utilities sector, which was 637.

MY TAKE: Why consumers are destined to play a big role in securing the Internet of Things

The Last Watchdog

This will be led by the manufacturing, consumer, transportation and utilities sectors. One recent study demonstrated how, by analyzing readings from a smart home, such as energy consumption, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide levels, and humidity changes, it was possible to triangulate what someone had for dinner. Meanwhile, IoT device makers and IoT service providers remain consumed with being first to market with fresh functionalities.

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INSIGHTS from SENTINEL

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

Author Karine Ganem, Director of Global Field Marketing. The subscription model also lets you optimize product utilization so that you can segment your offering and demonstrate the true value of your product. INSIGHTS from SENTINEL. jstewart. Wed, 06/23/2021 - 16:11.

The challenge ahead for water retailers

CGI

The water market is open. The market is operating well now because customers are switching. Before we all breathe a collective sigh of relief, let’s take a quick look at other markets to get a glimpse of what my lay in store for retailers in this market. CGI has recently sponsored a survey, covering over 200 retailers in European energy markets, that suggests that there are major challenges ahead. The challenge ahead for water retailers. premanath.puch….

Operators behind Dark Caracal are still alive and operational

Security Affairs

” During the last campaign, the hackers targeted multiple sectors including Government, financial, energy, food industry, healthcare, education, IT, and legal institutions.

Orders for HD Ultra X Series Exceeds Q1 Expectations as Customers Embrace Newest Standard in Scanning

Document Imaging Report

Reprographic shops in particular are rolling out the HD Ultra X to multiple locations, utilizing the custom scanning settings of the Nextimage scanning software to ensure consistent, high-quality results in every facility. We see this trend continuing as the market embraces the HD Ultra X as the new standard in large format scanning.” The HD Ultra X scanner series exceeds Energy Star consumption standards, and is RoHS compliant.

Cybersecurity Risks of 5G – And How to Control Them

eSecurity Planet

5G is on the cusp of widespread adoption. Consumers and organizations are enthused about the operational benefits of more robust mobile connectivity, but the shift to 5G networks doesn’t come without risks.