QBA is at the forefront of the dramatic evolution and tumultuous revolution that is impacting all segments of the Energy Industry. Interactive Home Devices, Home Area Networks, Advanced metering, distribution automation, legacy SCADA and synchrophasers are just a few of the devices that are producing information that can yield real business value.
QBA understands both the challenges and opportunities created by emerging technologies and interconnectivity. That understanding is why our IT Innovation Services are organized around three areas that are quickly becoming prominent and critical in the Energy Industry:
- Internet of Things (IoT) – is the interconnection of uniquely identifiable embedded computing devices within the existing Internet infrastructure. IoT is expected to offer advanced connectivity of devices, systems, and services that goes beyond machine-to-machine communications (M2M). The interconnection of these embedded devices is expected to usher in automation in nearly all fields, while also enabling advanced applications like a Smart Grid.
- Strategic Value Networks – As this technology evolves and is deployed, the position of an organization within its value network can yield further opportunities. While companies must ensure that their market strategy and company direction are aligned with their technology actions – they also have to be equipped to flexibly and nimbly capture market opportunities that are created.
- Profitable Business Models – As company structures evolve, restructuring business models to enable success in a way that takes advantage of new data and technology is critical.