Energy

News, trends and insights for IT in the energy industry

Machines that pay each other using digital wallets

People use digital wallets such as Venmo and PayPal and, more recently, cryptocurrencies such as bitcoins to make frictionless payments, peer to peer. What if machines could use digital wallets to make frictionless payments, machine to machine? Autonomous vehicles — such as cars, fork lifts, trucks or any industrial machine — could pay for their […]

Lights out: Can the U.S. survive a ‘catastrophic’ power outage?

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Recently, the President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) examined the ability of the U.S. federal government to respond to and recover from a catastrophic power outage striking a large swath of the nation. What is a catastrophic power outage? It’s a power outage longer than a few days or even weeks and that is, according […]

U.S. DOE seeks innovative cybersecurity technologies

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To outsiders, energy is often considered a mundane industry that changes slowly, if at all. The reality is that the energy industry has been experiencing just as much digital transformation as most other modern industries, as energy producers and operators rush to digitize manual and mechanical processes so that they can better manage physical controls […]

Oil and gas companies are re-imagining their businesses with digital twin

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Digital twin technology is transforming the oil and gas industry, enabling engineers to create virtual representations of physical assets like rigs, plants and pipelines in order to track assets, improve maintenance and avoid down time. Take this scenario. A maintenance worker observes a small rust spot on a pipe and swings by periodically to check […]

As electric vehicle market evolves, will the entire industry need a rethink?

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Combined with new mobility services and integration into smart grids, the electric vehicle is a pivotal element of the energy transition. The electric car market is only getting out of second gear but as it does so, its entire ecosystem could need a rethink, with potential impacts on multiple sectors. Three recent studies have highlighted […]

6 technology trends for 2018: Guideposts for digital transformation

‘Tis always the season for continuous innovation. As we look ahead to 2018, we see six big trends feeding the next wave of disruption and productivity. And that means opportunity for the digital enterprise. 1. Re-platforming the enterprise In 2018, companies will move to common IT platforms so they can respond to market changes faster […]

IT’s significant impact on energy consumption and how renewable sources can help

Few would disagree that the IT industry was slow to realise the total impact of its massive energy consumption and consequent impact on carbon emissions. IT’s image as a “clean” industry — compared to traditional heavy industries such as manufacturing and mineral extraction — persisted well past the millennium, disguising an ever-increasing demand for power […]

El vehículo eléctrico derrumbará muchas barreras

El vehículo eléctrico es una pieza clave del sector energético actual, que está a punto de entrar en su segunda fase. Por eso, es necesario repensar todo el ecosistema automovilístico y el impacto que puede generar en múltiples sectores de actividad. Como subrayan tres estudios recientes, la llegada del vehículo eléctrico puede adelantarse y su […]

O carro elétrico virá derrubar muitas barreiras

François Dauphin, International energy expert, DXC Technology Combinado com novos serviços de mobilidade, integrado em redes elétricas inteligentes, o veículo elétrico é um elemento fundamental da transição energética. Mas enquanto o mercado da mobilidade elétrica está prestes a engrenar a segunda velocidade, é todo o ecossistema que deve ser repensado, com impactos em múltiplos setores […]

L’automobile électrique va renverser les barrières

Par François Dauphin, expert international énergie, DXC Technology Associé à de nouveaux services de mobilité, intégré aux réseaux électriques intelligents, le véhicule électrique s’avère un élément charnière de la transition énergétique.  Mais alors que le marché de l’électromobilité s’apprête à passer la seconde, c’est tout son écosystème qu’il faut repenser, avec des impacts sur de […]