|[December 05, 2012]
IDC Energy Insights Releases Top 10 Market Predictions for North American Utilities in 2013
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
Energy Insights today hosted a Web conference titled, IDC
Energy Insights Predictions 2013: North
American Utilities, highlighting market predictions for the year
ahead. Featuring analysts Dean
Talon, and Marcus
Torchia, the session provided organizations with insight and
perspective on long-term industry trends along with new themes on the
horizon. The Predictions Web conference series is designed to help
company leaders capitalize on emerging market opportunities and plan for
future growth. A replay o today's web conference will be available
within 48 hours. To access the replay and receive a complimentary copy
of the presentation, please visit http://bit.ly/EI_Predictions2013_Utilities.
The Top 10 Predictions for 2013 are:
Prediction 1 - Utilities will make outage prevention,
readiness, and response a top priority in 2013.
Prediction 2 - Smart electric meter shipments will fall below
9M units in 2013.
Prediction 3 - In the next five years, consumer spending will
transform home energy management.
Prediction 4 - By 2017, 70% of AMI systems will integrate to a
distribution control system.
Prediction 5 - In 2013, utility incentives will drive $160M in
smart building technologies, ensuring energy efficiency is here to
Prediction 6 - Utilities have breathing room to plan as PEV
penetration is lower than expected.
Prediction 7 - Utility CIOs' security practices in 2013 and
beyond will center on risk management.
Prediction 8 - CIOs' agenda for 2013 will focus on bringing
business efficiencies through IT initiatives.
Prediction 9 - In 2013, marketing and customer ops will
increase efforts in the social business space.
Prediction 10 - North American IT spending will grow at 4.92%
CAGR over the five years from 2010 to 2015.
"In 2013, North American utilities will need to beef up lagging revenues
to cover infrastructure investments in a climate where customer
satisfaction is declining and reliability is threatened by cyber attacks
and extreme weather," said Jill
Feblowitz, Vice President, IDC (News - Alert) Energy Insights. "At the same time,
utilities that have invested in smart meters and smart grid technology
will move to the next phase, investing more time and dollars in outage
response, security, business efficiency, and customer engagement."
Ms. Feblowitz continued, "Enabling technologies ripe for investment
include analytics, mobility, and social business, while in anticipation
of higher energy prices, residential customers will warm to home energy
management and business owners and operators will seek education on
For additional information about these Predictions or to arrange a
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About IDC Predictions
A hallmark of IDC's offering for three decades, the annual Top 10
Predictions reports provide IDC's outlook on the IT market, across
industries, for the coming year. During the next 60 days, IDC will
publish dozens of Top 10 Predictions documents for 2013. Please visit www.idc.com/predictions2013
for a complete listing.
About IDC Energy Insights
IDC Energy Insights assists energy businesses and IT leaders, as well as
the suppliers who serve them, in making more effective technology
decisions by providing accurate, timely, and insightful fact-based
research and consulting services. Staffed by senior analysts with
decades of industry experience, our global research analyzes and advises
on business and technology issues facing the utility and oil and gas
industries. International Data Corporation (IDC)
is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory
services, and events for the information technology market. IDC is a
subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology, media, research, and
events company. For more information, please visit www.idc-ei.com,
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