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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.