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Hype Cycle for Utility Industry Operational Technologies, 2014

Published: 24 July 2014

ID: G00263499

Analyst(s): Randy Rhodes


Utility industry operational technologies monitor and control infrastructure for the production and delivery of commodities to customers. Utility IT leaders can use this Hype Cycle to better understand OT developments.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Digital Security
    • ITAM Processes for OT
    • Embedded Software and Systems Security
  • At the Peak
    • Lidar for Utilities
    • Meter Data Analytics
    • Mobile Asset Optimization
    • IT/OT Integration
    • Internet of Things
    • Big Data in Energy and Utilities
    • Complex-Event Processing
    • Open SCADA
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Advanced Distribution Management Systems
    • Operational Technology Security
    • Operations Intelligence
    • Advanced Metering Infrastructure
    • Phasor Measurement Units
    • Operational Technology Platform Convergence
    • CIM-Driven Integration Standards
    • Flexible Alternating Current Transmission Systems
    • Active RFID for Utilities
    • Broadband Over Power Lines
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Advanced Distribution Protection and Restoration Devices
    • Industrial Energy Management
    • Intelligent Electronic Devices
    • RF Networks for Utility Field Applications
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Mobile Communications
    • Process Data Historians
    • Energy Management Systems
    • Passive RFID for Utilities
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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