Quiz: Disruptive Forces for Utilities
Which of the following do you think will be the most important trend, disruptive forces or change agents in the utilities industry?
A. Smart meters and the smart grid
B. Sensor networks and the Internet of Things
C. Off-grid and private power generation
D. Big data and deeper use of analytics
E. Growing use of mobile technologies
If you thought the answer was going to be E, “mobile technologies” just because this is a NetMotion blog post, well, no. It was actually a trick question: We think the answer is all of the above. Of course, we feel that mobile technologies will play a key role in helping utilities deal with all of the changes to come.
We cover these topics and more in our knowledge brief, Enabling the Mobile Enterprise: How Intelligent VPNs Change the Game for Utilities.
We feel that utilities are going to have to be more nimble and agile in order to take advantage of new opportunities, as mobile technologies shift the way people work. The way utilities are using NetMotion Mobility® now is just a hint of things to come.
But a mobile VPN is just the beginning; the bottom line is that disruptive forces demand new strategies across the entirety of the utilities industry.