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This IDC Energy Insights study presents IDC Energy Insights' top 10 predictions for the utility industry in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (CEMA) in 2013.
"In 2013, the utility industry in Central and Eastern Europe will continue to combat these difficult economic times. Investments into new projects are under strong pressure. Utilities will prefer to focus on achieving further efficiency improvements by cutting operational costs and increasing productivity, as well as enhancing customer services and increasing loyalty, which has become very important since transformation of the energy market began. In the Middle East and Africa, the increasing population and rapid growth in demand for energy will bring investments into solar power generation and the development of clean water infrastructure. Additionally, utilities will look for opportunities to exploit smart technologies, especially analytics, mobility, and cybersecurity. IDC Energy Insights expects the total IT spending among utilities in CEMA to reach $5.43 billion in 2013." – Senior Research Analyst Milan Kalal, IDC Energy Insights, CEMA
Analytic applications, Big Data analytics and discovery, Customer relationship management applications, Global IT and economic markets, Governance, risk and compliance infrastructure, Private cloud services