Gartner Research

Map Out Your Utility Geospatial Platform Strategy

Published: 29 May 2015

ID: G00274076

Analyst(s): Randy Rhodes

Summary

Utilities can use geospatial platform capabilities to differentiate customer service and introduce innovative business applications. Utility CIOs should evaluate overall ecosystems — not just platforms — and resolve barriers to adoption.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

  • Introduction
    • Getting to "Platform" in Geospatial

Impacts and Recommendations

  • With geospatial applications maturing beyond simply systems of record, utility CIOs will be reframing their approaches to GIS to achieve differentiation and enable innovation
    • Differentiating GIS and Geospatial Platform Development
  • Enterprise geospatial is becoming essential for mobility and context-aware computing, so utility IT leaders are formulating geospatial platform strategies
  • Platform dominance may prompt concerns of vendor lock-in, but utility CIOs can still maximize their options

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