23 May 2014
MILAN, May 23, 2014 — A new IDC Energy Insights report presents the results of the IDC Energy Insights 2014 Big Data and Analytics Maturity Benchmark Survey of 80 utility companies across Europe.
The IDC MaturityScape presents benchmark data on the maturity of European utilities' Big Data and analytics (BDA) capabilities, identifies key capabilities that distinguish utilities whose BDA efforts have met or exceeded their overall expectations from companies whose BDA efforts have fallen short, and offers guidance for achieving BDA success.
The IDC MaturityScape Benchmark has been designed to assess utilities' BDA maturity against market and industry benchmarks; define short- and long-term goals and plan for improvements; prioritize BDA technology, staffing, and other related investment decisions; and uncover maturity gaps among business units and between business and IT groups — all in the quest to improve or optimize decision making.
Key findings of the new report include:
"The European utility industry recognizes that among the four pillars of IDC's 3rd Platform, Big Data and analytics will most significantly contribute to its companies' business innovation. European utilities are still in the early stages of Big Data and analytics maturity, but we are seeing more and more use cases proving tangible benefits," said Roberta Bigliani, associate VP and head of EMEA, IDC Energy Insights. "It is critical that utilities mature homogenously across the five dimensions of Big Data and analytics — intent, data, technology, people, and process — or they risk being only as strong as their weakest dimension."
The new report — IDC MaturityScape Benchmark: Big Data and Analytics in European Utilities (IDC #EIOS03W, May 2014) — is a companion to IDC Maturity Model: Big Data and Analytics — A Guide to Unlocking Information Assets (IDC #239771, March 2013), which describes IDC's BDA Maturity Model framework and identifies the stages, critical measures, outcomes, and actions required for companies to effectively develop BDA competency.
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