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Hype Cycle for Utility Industry Operational Technologies, 2013

Published: 19 July 2013

ID: G00251128

Analyst(s): Randy Rhodes


Operational technologies are absolutely critical to utility business processes. This Hype Cycle helps utilities align OT systems with their IT investment strategies.

Table Of Contents


  • 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
    • UAS for Utilities
    • Meter Data Analytics
    • IT/OT Integration
  • At the Peak
    • Lidar for Utilities
    • Mobile Asset Optimization
    • Big Data in Energy and Utilities
    • Complex-Event Processing
    • Open SCADA
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Advanced Distribution Management Systems
    • Operational Technology Security
    • Operational Technology Platform Convergence
    • Phasor Measurement Units
    • Advanced Metering Infrastructure
    • Active RFID for Utilities
    • CIM-Driven Integration Standards
    • Flexible Alternating Current Transmission Systems
    • Broadband Over Power Lines
    • Advanced Distribution Protection and Restoration Devices
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Intelligent Electronic Devices
    • RF Networks for Utility Field Applications
    • Passive RFID for Utilities
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Mobile Communications
    • Process Data Historians
    • Energy Management Systems
    • Event-Driven Architecture
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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