Cloud computing and its advantages are becoming more prevalent across the energy industry. Utilities who have strategically adopted cloud-based solutions are realising benefits including cutting costs, improving IT performance and security, meeting operational needs and gaining an edge through enhanced analytics. In addition, they also provide access to numerous technologies while lowering the barriers to entry, such as technical expertise.
But how do operations and business processes that involve meter to cash, grid operations, analytics and data from field devices translate in a cloud environment? These questions impact cost, security, availability, scalability, app development, organisational impact at the utility and domain expertise, among others.
In this session, Itron will share its view on the benefits of utilising cloud-based managed services, the process of migrating to the cloud, and how it can help utilities realise valuable outcomes such as streamlining data collection, offloading the burden of day-to-day management tasks and allowing staff to focus on value-added analytics for customers.
At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:
- Build confidence in the security, accessibility, scalability and cost of cloud computing.
- Realise how managed and cloud services help to relieve the burden of managing the fast pace of technology.
- Understand how innovative utilities are harnessing cloud computing and translating it into valuable outcomes for customers.