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Historian Software Essential to Energy Industry's Digital Transformation

Published: 30 May 2014

ID: G00261746

Analyst(s): Randy Rhodes


Enterprise historian software is becoming critical to the digital transformation of the energy sector. Utility CIOs and IT leadership need to take full advantage of it to manage time-indexed data, improve asset performance and leverage the advantages emerging from the Internet of Things.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Rapid growth of complex, intelligent sensors presents energy and utility CIOs with the challenge of how to manage increasingly time-sensitive measurement streams
  • Aging assets are increasing enterprise risk, but energy and utility CIOs can leverage historian infrastructures to satisfy business requirements for mitigating that risk
  • Industrial applications of the rapidly expanding IoT will bring new market entrants and challenge historian software vendors


  • Gartner's View of Historian Software: A Quick Look Back

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