Meeting the Demand for Data Driven Change in the Utilities Sector
An Informatica White Paper
This white paper addresses the impact of the exponential growth of Big Data within the UK utilities
sector – and discusses the strain this puts on utility IT departments. It also
describes a Unified Data Strategy that will meet the demand for data driven change
and results head on.
Real change is underway across UK utilities market – with the formidable investment
programme uplift, SMART agenda, national environmental agenda, pipe replacement
programme, and the advent of market reform. These profound changes impose major
burdens on utility IT departments with unprecedented growth in data volumes, complexity,
diversity and velocity.
These market changes mean Utilities are no longer static entities but dynamic
organisations that have to adapt swiftly to changing circumstances, especially on
the commercial front.
This white paper examines how a Unified Data Strategy can help Utilities achieve operational excellence
Prepare for demand side change, organisational change, and new regulation.
Harness the power of customer data, infrastructure data, B2B data, and social
data in a cohesive, constructive, and profitable way.
Respond quickly and reliably to increased demand on IT infrastructure.
Adapt swiftly to changing circumstances, especially on the commercial front
– with decisions based on real-time, high quality, trusted data.
Ensure data is properly validated, not just for standard accounting purposes
but also for the purposes of price regulation, quality standards, and operational
Informatica White Paper: Meeting the Demand for Data Driven Change in
the Utilities Sector.