News, trends and insights for IT in the energy industry

IoT spending increases as strategies mature

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Apparently the Internet of Things (IoT) isn’t just a passing fad. Global spending on IoT is expected to grow 16.7% year over year in 2017, reaching just over $800 billion. That’s according to technology research giant IDC in an update to its Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide. By 2021, IDC says, enterprise spending on […]

El potencial digital de la gestión de infraestructuras

Las empresas encargadas de mantener una infraestructura eficiente, ya sea de carreteras, ferrocarriles, puertos, aeropuertos u otros servicios públicos, se enfrentan a desafíos sin precedentes para construir, operar, mantener y reemplazar sus activos más antiguos. Y lo están haciendo en un momento en que la economía digital está desarrollando herramientas y métodos que pueden transformar […]

Le potentiel digital de la gestion des infrastructures

Les entreprises en charge de la maintenance des infrastructures routières, ferroviaires, portuaires, aéroportuaires et des services publics sont confrontées à des défis inégalés pour la construction, l’exploitation, l’entretien et le remplacement des actifs vieillissants. Cela survient à un moment où l’économie numérique développe des outils et des méthodes qui peuvent fondamentalement transformer la pratique de […]

CIO Insights: Marcus Frantz of OMV Group on the digital transformation

The last year has been challenging for OMV Group, an international integrated oil and gas company based in Vienna, Austria. It’s one of the country’s largest industrial companies, with more than 24,000 employees and operations in Austria, Germany, Hungary, Romania, the North Sea, the Middle East and Africa. The new CEO, Rainer Seele, announced a major new […]

The digital potential of infrastructure asset management

Companies responsible for maintaining efficient road, rail, ports, airports and utilities infrastructure are facing unparalleled challenges to build, operate, maintain and replace ageing assets. And they’re doing this at a time when the digital economy is developing tools and methods that can fundamentally transform the practice of asset management. How infrastructure management organisations respond to […]

IoT in fuel cards: The potential of the connected fleet

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The self-driving car. What once seemed like a bit of folklore has come to life on the streets of American cities – and should soon be motoring people – and things – around the world. Tesla’s Elon Musk recently promised a new auto with the highest level of autonomy to be available to the public […]

¿Qué puede aportar Big Data a la industria de las tarjetas de combustible?

Si eres como yo, disfrutarás leyendo las originales formas con las que las empresas utilizan Big Data y Analytics para tomar decisiones de negocio. He leído que las compañías de entretenimiento utilizan la herramienta para escribir programación de TV bajo demanda que coincide con los gustos del “universo Twitter”. He visto casos de éxito de […]

Key steps for businesses embarking on separation

The modern enterprise is a complex environment. Under normal conditions, the precise orchestration of business and technical processes is required to achieve a high level of efficiency and productivity. In a separation environment, the complexity levels increase exponentially. A simple Internet search returns examples of high-profile companies that have handled the process poorly, sometimes torpedoing […]

New malware targets energy industry

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New malware, according to researchers at SentinelOne, is effective at bypassing the typical static and behavioral detection techniques used by anti-malware software, and performs numerous anti-sandboxing techniques. The malware is also designed to bypass certain types of authentication, such as facial recognition and fingerprint biometrics. Researchers  Joseph Landry and Udi Shamir suspect that the code was written […]

What big data can bring to the fuel card industry

If you’re like me, you enjoy hearing about novel ways companies are using big data and analytics to drive business decisions. I’ve read about entertainment companies using the tool to script on-demand TV programming that matches the interests of the “Twitterverse.” I’ve seen case studies of HR using big data to drive hiring decisions and […]