Oracle buys Cloud-based analytics firm DataRaker to help utilities learn from Big Data

Redwood Shores, California, USA – Oracle has agreed to acquire DataRaker, a provider of a cloud-based analytics platform that enables electric, gas and water utilities to leverage vast amounts of data

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Smart utility meters to account for half of all meter market revenues by 2016

The overall utility billing meter market is expected to reach nearly $13 billion in 2016, according to a study recently published by IMS Research, now part of IHS. 2016 is also anticipated to be the first time

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The $$ cost of M2M hype and false hopes

(EDITORIAL): How often have you looked at M2M research figures and muttered, “Really?” Many of the people I talk to, says editor, Jeremy Cowan, are as unimpressed as I am by forecasts of billions of connected devices and trillion dollar revenues. Eventually such figures become meaningless.

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Smart tech roll-out fires up UK energy firms to overhaul customer service in 2013

The mass UK adoption of smart technology, including smart grids and smart meters, is sparking energy and water suppliers to invest in customer engagement strategies and technology to meet the increasing pressure on customer service, according to a new report from Aspect.

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Opower 4 platform to use 'Big Data' to boost energy efficiency for utility customers

Arlington, Virginia, USA. November 19, 2012 – Opower has released its new customer engagement platform, Opower 4. This uses behavioural science and big data analytics to promote consumer participation

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Installed base of wireless M2M devices in the oil and gas industry expected to reach 0.43 million by 2016

Gothenburg, Sweden. November 21, 2012 – According to new research from analysts Berg Insight, the number of devices with cellular or satellite connectivity deployed in oil and gas applications worldwide was 164,000 at the end of 2011. It is growing at a compound annual growth rate of 21.5%,

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Meralco and Orga Systems deploy first smart grid roll out in the Philippines

Orga Systems and Meralco, an Asian energy supplier, are bringing the first smart grid solution to the Philippines. In an initial pilot scheme, 40,000 customers will be connected.

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Berg Insight says Germany will decide the future of European smart metering in 2013

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the smart metering market in Europe will deliver a strong performance in the coming five years. Until 2017, electricity distribution network operators and power suppliers will invest

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Deutsche Telekom and Maingate partner to promote CapEx-free smart metering by utilities

London, UK. November 1, 2012 (EXCLUSIVE) — Maingate Solutions of Sweden and Germany’s incumbent telecom network operator, Deutsche Telekom (DT) have announced the launch of a CapEx-free roll-out of smart metering infrastructure.

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Nothing smart about my metering

(SKETCH:) November 2, 2012 — M2M Now’s Editor, Jeremy Cowan is struggling with his own smart meter rollout.

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Cyan’s integrated solution for AMI deployed by partner for Indian smart meter project

Cyan, the integrated system and software design company that delivers mesh based flexible wireless products for utility metering and lighting control, announced that one of its partners is participating in the recently initiated, high profile smart grid project in Puducherry, India.

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Advanced water meter shipments continue strong growth in Europe

The advanced water meter market in Europe is growing at a rapid rate. In the last complete year of research, 2011, advanced water meter shipments grew over 30 percent from 2010,

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M2M communications one of only 3 ICT areas creating new VC investment opportunities, says Frost & Sullivan

London, UK. October 29, 2012 — A volatile global economy is making investors increasingly cautious and risk-averse about their portfolio investments. This is translating into a restraint for start-ups in ICT

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M2M network security market to generate $752m by 2017 as critical infrastructure concerns grow, says ABI

London, UK. October 25 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The growth of mainstream M2M solutions within critical information infrastructure such as utilities, healthcare, and finance is creating a headache for service providers and critical infrastructure operators

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Inmarsat and SkyWave achieve M2M success as 12,000 IsatData Pro Terminals are sold in year-to-date

London, UK. October 24, 2012 – Inmarsat, a provider of global mobile satellite communications services, and its partner SkyWave Mobile Communications report that SkyWave has secured sales of 12,000 IsatData Pro M2M terminals in the year to date.

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DECC survey shows steep energy prices are consumers’ main concern

(BLOG:) The latest tracking survey from the UK Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) shows that steep energy prices continue to be consumers’ priority concern.

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