Utility companies face growing technology challenges. They must reduce exposure to penalties associated with NERC CIP non-compliance, and modernize distribution and transmission networks to support IP-enabled services. They must also adopt a holistic approach to security to address cyber threats and vulnerabilities related to network segmentation and data protection programs.
Although Big Data analytics presents an opportunity to improve demand forecasts, generation optimization, overall operations and customer service, most utility companies are in the lowest stages of Big Data and analytics maturity, according to IDC.
World Wide Technology’s (WWT) Utilities Practice believes that IT solutions for the utility industry must support business requirements while enabling regulatory compliance. Our solutions improve visibility into areas of concern to speed identification and response initiatives.
Solution focus areas of our Utility Practice include:
- Development and execution of roadmaps that converge, normalize and secure network infrastructure
- Identification and remediation of infrastructure gaps to reduce exposure to NERC CIP penalties
- Development and deployment of Big Data analytics solutions bases on utility-specific use cases
- Comprehensive planning and implementation of holistic security programs that include Cybersecurity, physical security, network and data protection, and identity and access management components
Our Advanced Technology Center provides rich network and data center environments to support utility-specific workshops, demonstrations and proofs of concept. These engagements cover subjects like transmission and distribution network modernization, and Cisco IPICS communication interoperability.
Learn more about our solutions, certifications and strategic partnerships by viewing our Utilities Overview Brochure.