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Stop stalling – use data to accelerate big decisions

John Studley 21 Sep 2016 8 minutes

Breakthroughs in data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence mean business decisions can be made more quickly. Compared to their global counterparts, however, Australian organisations are slow to catch on.

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Article

Power play: Three future scenarios for the electricity industry

Mark Coughlin 24 Aug 2016 8 minutes

Imagine a world where cars use more electricity than factories, your thermostat bargains for lower power prices and flicking a switch generates data as well as light. Ludicrous? Or a possible post-disruption future for the utilities industry?

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Article

Think gas and electricity are your major assets? Wrong. It’s data.

Mark Coughlin 18 May 2016 11 minutes

Whether they know it or not, utilities companies are in the data business, writes Mark Coughlin. The sooner they leverage new opportunities and technologies, the better they can avoid disruption.

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Article

Move over internet of things, here comes the internet of sewers

27 Apr 2016 7 minutes

With Australian utilities trialing connected sensors and software throughout their infrastructure network, your next encounter with internet of things technology could be beneath your feet.

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Article

First they came for our data, now they come for our infrastructure

Duncan Alderson 19 Jan 2016 4 minutes

Since an Iranian nuclear facility was famously hacked in 2009, essential infrastructure has increasingly been the target of malicious attacks. Duncan Alderson explains why the cyber security of operational technology is a growing concern.

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Article

Drones – the new professional tool?

29 Jul 2015 7 minutes

From mining to search-and-rescue, drone technology is quickly being adopted for professional use. Euan Ramsay looks at the commercial applications in today’s market.

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Podcast

Podcast: GSISS 2015 – The cyber security risks for technology in energy, utilities and mining

Andrew Gordon 24 Apr 2015 1 minute

PwC’s Global State of Information Security Survey (GSISS) reveals the increasing risks for energy, utilities and mining industries. Outdated systems and a greater reliance on technology could open the door to more cyber security attacks. Andrew Gordon and Stephen Loadsman discuss the issues that lie ahead.

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Podcast

Podcast: GSISS 2015 – The rise of hacktivist cyber attacks in energy, utilities and mining

Andrew Gordon 17 Apr 2015 1 minute

PwC’s Global State of Information Security Survey (GSISS) 2015 shows that ‘hacktivism’ is on the rise. Energy, utilities and mining industries now face cyber security attacks driven by a new motive: malicious intent. Andrew Gordon and Stephen Loadsman discuss the emerging challenges for industry.

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Report

GSISS 2015: Cyber security and the power and utilities sector

Steve Ingram 01 Dec 2014 5 minutes

For power and utilities companies, the need for cyber security strategies that respond to the shifting virtual crime landscape is more urgent than ever.

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