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Wireless smart meters criticized for invading privacy, starting fires

Smart meters, which enable utilities to communicate wirelessly with home energy systems, are being criticized for invading home owners' privacy and, in some cases, starting fires.

News Scan: Female IT execs earn $25,000 less than male counterparts; Utility IT leaders report no sense of cyber security; more

The top news stories for July 22, 2014.

Infographic: More than half of utilities not ready for cyberattacks

More than half of utilities say they are not ready for cyberattacks, according to data in an infographic compiled by the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel.

Spending on utilities' security will reach $8.4B this year, says Visiongain

A renewed emphasis on the security of utilities infrastructure will spur $8.4 billion in security spending by companies and governments this year, predicts market research firm Visiongain.

Utilities use mobile apps to educate consumers about energy consumption

Utilities are increasingly using mobile apps to educate consumers about how to reduce energy consumption and improve efficiency.

SMEs to grab larger share of M2M connections, says Analysys Mason

Small and medium-sized enterprises are expected to make up an increasing share of the machine-to-machine market, which is expected to total $10 billion in revenue this year, according to a recent report by Analysys Mason.

IDATE: Cellular M2M market to grow 14 percent

The cellular machine-to-machine market is expected to increase 14 percent in 2012 over 2011, reaching €22 billion, according to a recent report by consulting and research firm IDATE.

Oracle adds big data to utility play with DataRaker buy

Oracle  announced today that it is acquiring DataRaker, which provides a cloud-based analytics platform that allows utilities to leverage large amounts of data.

Utilities have double challenge with smart grid, big data

Eventually, smart grid and big data will go together like peanut butter and jelly. But in the implementation phase, they pose distinct challenges for utility power companies. Smart grid technology will surely compound the need for big data solutions.