Technology Labs Blog
Bold thinking, commentary and application of new technologies that address many of the key business challenges facing organizations today.
Smart Grid Big Data Management Team
As the global wide smart grid development, large numbers of utilities are deploying AMI at very large scale. According to a recent report from Navigant Research, the worldwide installed smart meters will grow from 313 millions in 2013 to nearly ...
In some ways, Spring of 2014 has been the spring of “big data fatigue.” This may have been predicted when Gartner published its 2013 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies and placed Big Data almost at the peak of inflated expectations. A potentia...
Brandon Humpert and Joshua Patterson
Data analysis is an incredibly powerful tool for understanding the world around us. However, there can be no data analysis without data! Obtaining useful data remains one of the most pervasive (and banal) problems for data scientists, whether th...
Dean A. Sauer
Accenture is pleased join the Cloud Foundry Foundation as a Gold level member when it launches this fall. Across our work on thousands of enterprise cloud projects, we have seen demand from clients for open, standards-based, hybrid cloud archite...
Eugene Han, Robert Fenney, Pramila Mullan
Perhaps the most visible technological advance underlying the Industrial Internet is the widespread adoption of networked sensors and actuators. Sensors and their embedded software logic are rapidly becoming ubiquitous, permeating every corner o...
UAVs, widely used to mount cameras for aerial photography, can be considered in a broader view as a form of a mobile sensor platform. We can put just about any sensor or group of sensors on the UAVs and fly them. The only limits to the sensors a...
Michael Mui, Anu Chintalapally
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are quickly emerging as a viable, low-cost technology for use in various indoor applications (see Figure 1). These services and applications often demand precision UAV autonomy that requires highly refined control...
Success in the digital world isn't just about enabling access through APIs; it also requires an industrialized model to deliver and evolve differentiated APIs at the speed and scale needed to capture new opportunities. API Industrialization desc...
For businesses that deliver a finished product to their customer, demand forecasting largely drives production. Research shows1 that the accuracy of the forecast decreases over an increased time horizon – largely because unforeseen factors like ...
Oil and gas pipelines are critical infrastructure that have to be continuously monitored to ensure that they are in service. Any stoppage of service can result in significant financial or environmental loss. Most petroleum producers recognize th...