This IDC Energy Insight Presentation analyzes a portion of the 2017 IDC Energy Insights Annual Survey for the European utilities sector. It focuses exclusively on the water segment.
The survey was carried out between July and October 2017 and targeted managers with IT responsibilities. It analyzes data for European water utilities across 10 European countries (France, Germany, the U.K., Italy, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, and the Netherlands).
This presentation focuses on business outlooks, IT budget distribution activities, external IT spending and ownership, leading business initiatives that influence IT decisions, and top information security priorities among water utility enterprises across Europe. Finally, it focuses on technologies that enable and trigger digital transformation, such as cloud (public and private), mobile, Big Data and analytics, and social media, as well as Internet of Things (IoT), cognitive systems, robotics, augmented/virtual reality, and 3D printing.
3D Printer, Augmented and virtual reality, Big data analytics and discovery, Cognitive/artificial intelligence, Global IT and economic markets, Governance, risk and compliance infrastructure, Internet of things, Intrusion detection and prevention, Social networking