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Drones Launch New Opportunities for Energy, Utility, and Oil and Gas CIOs

Published: 27 July 2015

ID: G00280060

Analyst(s): Randy Rhodes

Summary

Drones already are delivering benefits for energy, utilities, and oil and gas companies. CIOs should act now to develop their strategies for these unmanned aerial vehicles.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Commercial UAV adoption is accelerating despite regulatory barriers, creating uncertainty for energy, utility, and oil and gas CIOs
  • Newly discovered business benefits of UAVs are causing energy, utility, and oil and gas CIOs to explore deployment options
    • Expect New Use Cases as Capabilities Expand
  • UAV deployments are more complex than they first appear, requiring guidance from energy, utility, and oil and gas CIOs

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