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This IDC Energy Insights report provides the top 10 predictions for the North American utility industry in 2012. It is based on a wide range of research including surveys of technology decision makers, in-depth interviews with industry executives, vendor briefings, and data from our Worldwide Quarterly Smart Meter Tracker and Worldwide Utility Industry IT Spending Guide. The report is designed to be useful for technology users, vendors, and other market participants that want to focus their activities on the most important technology developments in the utility industry.
According to Rick Nicholson, group vice president, IDC Energy Insights, "Despite the end of ARRA stimulus funding and the slow economic recovery, we see some positive signs for technology investment in the North American utility industry in 2012. However, companies should exercise caution in their technology investment decisions — ensuring that they get the best possible return on those investments."
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