Hype Cycle for Utility Industry Operational Technologies, 2012



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Operational technologies have always been complex, but are now more enterprise-connected than ever. Energy and utility IT organizations can use this Hype Cycle to understand and align their increasingly visible operational technology systems.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What You Need to Know
    • The Hype Cycle
      • Technology Additions
      • Position Changes
    • The Priority Matrix
    • Off the Hype Cycle
    • On the Rise
      • ITAM Processes for OT
    • At the Peak
      • Big Data in Energy and Utilities
      • Open SCADA
      • Complex-Event Processing
      • Operational Technology Security
      • Advanced Distribution Management Systems
    • Sliding Into the Trough
      • Phasor Measurement Units
      • Geospatial Mashups
      • Active RFID for Utilities
      • Advanced Metering Infrastructure
      • CIM-Driven Integration Standards
      • Flexible Alternating Current Transmission Systems
      • Advanced Distribution Protection and Restoration Devices
      • Broadband Over Power Lines
    • Climbing the Slope
      • Intelligent Electronic Devices
      • RF Networks for Utility Field Applications
      • Event-Driven Architecture
      • Mobile Communications
    • Entering the Plateau
      • Process Data Historians
      • Energy Management Systems
    • Appendixes
      • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels
  • Recommended Reading
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