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The buzz regarding IoT and how it will transform the way we work, rest, and play is getting louder. However, many organizations are yet to recognize the value IoT can bring their businesses, particularly in terms of business process transformation.


  • Utilities have used IoT technologies for decades and their use of the technology ranges from industrial IoT through to consumer technology.
  • However, different business requirements lead to the deployment of very different technologies along the value chain – there is no out-of-the-box IoT.

Features and Benefits

  • Discusses utilities' experiences of deploying IoT technologies.
  • Highlights the best practices that are transferable to other industries.

Key questions answered

  • How are IoT technologies deployed in the utilities industry?
  • What best practices can other industries learn from utilities' experiences?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for enterprises
  • Recommendations for vendors

Utilities’ IoT use spans decades

  • Smart technologies touch on all aspects of IoT
  • Utilities will deploy multiple, disparate smart networks
  • Individual smart technology deployments are not out-of-the-box

Learning from utilities’ IoT projects

  • IoT technologies are highly specialized and nontransferable
  • IoT philosophy transcends all verticals
  • IoT projects need strong planning, execution, and governance


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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