Utilities IT Investment Priorities for Solutions and New Technologies: Results from the Western European Utilities 2013 Survey

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Utilities IT Investment Priorities for Solutions and New Technologies: Results from the Western European Utilities 2013 Survey

This IDC Energy Insights study provides an analysis of the results of the annual IDC Energy Insights Survey covering France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the U.K. Analysis is focused on the utilities industry and on 119 interviews carried out between August and September 2013. The purpose of this report is to understand investment plans in IT solutions (both enterprise management and line-of-business solutions) and new technologies. This is the third report of four covering the survey carried out on utilities. The first report describes survey methodology, while the second analyzes ICT budget spending distribution and patterns in evolution, channel selection, and satisfaction with primary IT suppliers among utility enterprises in Western Europe. IDC Energy Insights will publish a fourth report, which will specifically extrapolate and address data regarding utility retailers. The report will be focused on IT investment priorities, budget allocation, IT solutions, and technology priorities.

"Utilities have never been more demanding of their solution investments, expecting cost reductions, enhanced efficiencies, and compliance with futureproof solutions," said Gaia Gallotti, research manager, IDC Energy Insights. "In the next 12 months, utilities expect heightened priority for their line-of-business solution investments, especially network automation and control, customer care, and plant maintenance."

Table of Contents

IDC Energy Insights Opinion

In This Study

Methodology

Definitions

Utilities Industry

Solution Areas

New Technologies

Cloud Computing

Public CloudPrivate Cloud

Big Data/Analytics

Mobile Devices

BlackBerry DevicesRugged Handheld DevicesSmartphonesMedia Tablets

Social Media Tools

Survey Respondent Profiles

Situation Overview

Western Europe Utilities' Top 3 Areas of Software Spending in 2013: Enterprise Resource Management, Customer Care and Billing, and Work and Asset Management

The Approach

Future Outlook

Security, Storage, and ERP Are Top Priorities for Enterprise Solution Investments

Security Solutions

Storage Software Solutions

Document Life-Cycle Solutions

Network Automation and Control Tops Line-of-Business IT Solution Investments

The Pillars of the 3rd Technology Platform: Utilities' Approach to Mobility, Big Data/Analytics, Social Media, Cloud, and IoT

Mobility-Enabling Technologies

Big Data/Analytics Solutions

Social Media Tools

Cloud Computing

Internet of Things

Essential Guidance

Actions to Consider

Appendix

Learn More

Related Research

Synopsis

Table: Western Europe Utilities Respondent Company Distribution

Table: Western Europe Utilities Survey Respondent Profiles by Functional Area and Country (% of Companies)

Table: Western Europe Utilities Enterprise IT Solutions Investment Plans in the Next 12 Months (% of Respondents)

Table: Western Europe Utilities Enterprise IT Solutions Investment Plans in the Next 12 Months (% of Respondents)

Table: Western Europe Utilities LOB IT Solutions Investment Plans in the Next 12 Months (% of Respondents)

Table: Western Europe Utilities LOB IT Solution Investment Plans in the Next 12 Months (% of Respondents)

Figure: Western Europe Utilities Industry Software Spending by Application

Figure: Western Europe Utilities IT Solutions Priorities

Figure: Western Europe Utilities Enterprise IT Solutions Investment Plans

Figure: Enterprise IT Solutions Investment Plans in the Next 12 Months by Country (% of Respondents)

Figure: Enterprise IT Solutions Investment Plans in the Next 12 Months by Subsector (% of Respondents)

Figure: Western Europe Utilities Enterprise IT Solutions Investment Plans for the First Time

Figure: Western Europe Utilities Enterprise IT Solutions Investment Plans to Replace an Existing One

Figure: Western Europe Utilities Enterprise IT Solution Investment Plans for Enhancements or Upgrades to the Existing Solution

Figure: Western Europe Utilities Security Solution Investment Plans

Figure: Western Europe Utilities Spending Plan on Storage Technologies

Figure: Western Europe, Utilities, Business Processes Driving Investments in Document Life-Cycle Solutions (% of Respondents)

Figure: Western Europe Utilities LOB IT Solutions Investment Plans

Figure: LOB IT Solutions Investment Plans by Country (% of Respondents)

Figure: LOB IT Solutions Investment Plans by Subsector (% of Respondents)

Figure: Western Europe Utilities LOB IT Solutions Investment Plans for the First Time

Figure: Western Europe Utilities LOB IT Solutions Investment Plans to Replace an Existing Solution

Figure: Western Europe Utilities LOB IT Solutions Investment Plans for Enhancements or Upgrades to the Existing Solution

Figure: Western Europe Utilities Devices Used to Access Corporate Resources or Services in a Mobile Environment

Figure: Western Europe Utilities Mobile Software Adoption and Investment Plans

Figure: Western Europe Utilities Handheld Device Adoption and Investment Plans

Figure: Western Europe Utilities Big Data Solution Adoption and Investment Plans

Figure: Western Europe Utilities Big Data and Analytics Use Cases

Figure: Western Europe Utilities Big Data Solution Use Plans

Figure: Western Europe Utilities Adoption Plans for Social Media for Business Purposes

Figure: Western Europe Utilities Reasons for Using Social Media Tools

Figure: Western Europe Utilities Challenges to Using Social Media Tools

Figure: Western Europe, Utilities, Benefits of Cloud Services

Figure: Western Europe Utilities Private Cloud Adoption Trends

Figure: Western Europe Utilities Types of Deployment of Public Cloud Computing

Figure: Components in the Internet of Things

Figure: Western Europe Utilities IoT Solutions Adoption Plans

Figure: Western Europe Utilities Areas Using IoT Solutions

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