The U.K.: Government IT Executive Survey — Progressing Toward Digital Transformation

The IDC European Vertical Markets Survey is a landmark study of IT solutions, investment priorities, and emerging technologies in over 80% of the Western European economy.

The survey covers areas such as:

  • Key business priorities, the role of line-of-business (LOB) managers in IT decisions, IT budget direction, channel selection, and an assessment of the major technology suppliers supporting digital transformation
  • Short-term investment plans for traditional technologies spanning hardware, software, IT and business services, and telecom services, as well as security priorities and a wide range of industry-specific solutions
  • Current adoption and future deployment plans for the four pillars of IDC’s 3rd Platform — cloud, mobile solutions, social, and Big Data
  • A detailed analysis of implementation plans and use cases for the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • An initial assessment of the major enablers of digital transformation, including familiarity, adoption, and future deployment plans for a range of Innovation Accelerators, including the IoT, cognitive systems, robotics, 3D printing, and natural interface

This study analyzes the survey results for the government industry in the U.K. to help IT suppliers as well as solution, marketing, and sales executives better target their offerings and go-to-market approach to the needs of IT and business executives in central and local governments.

  • U.K. government IT executives are very focused on data security, integration, and compliance. Citizen experience is a top priority for local governments as transformation continues in domains such as health and social care.
  • The G-Cloud Strategy, particularly through the CloudStore, has been a strong catalyst for cloud adoption among U.K. governments. Over 30% of IT executives expect to invest further in all types of cloud deployment models.
  • Reducing financial fraud and abuse and personalizing citizen experience will be the top use cases for Big Data and analytics.

Source: IDC Bigdata

IDC MaturityScape Benchmark: Big Data and Analytics in Government in the United States

This IDC study presents the results of IDC’s 2015 Big Data and Analytics MaturityScape Benchmark U.S. Government Survey and should be viewed as a supplement to IDC MaturityScape: Big Data and Analytics (IDC #255138, June 2015). Together, they provide a comprehensive overview of the IDC’s Big Data and analytics maturity model for the U.S. federal government.

This study also presents the results from quantitative research that will enable government organizations to work with IDC to assess their Big Data maturity level against industry benchmarks and make data-driven decisions based on their organizational goals.

In IDC MaturityScape: Big Data and Analytics (IDC #255138, June 2015), we identified the stages, dimensions, outcomes, and actions that organizations should consider to effectively develop Big Data competency. This document enables government organizations to answer the following questions:

  • Where is my agency on a maturity scale for Big Data and analytics competencies in terms of the mission needs?
  • Where are our government peers?
  • What are the top 5 traits of federal organizations in which the benefits of recent Big Data and analytics projects, in aggregate, met or exceeded expectations?
  • What are the characteristics exhibited in each maturity stage for each of the five dimensions of vision, data, technology, people, and process?

“The Big Data capabilities are represented by a complex interplay of strategy, technology, data, processes, and people looking to derive value from data to make better strategic, operational, and tactical decisions," says Adelaide O’Brien, research director, United States Government Digital Transformation Strategies. “As agencies concentrate on the mission benefits of Big Data, it is becoming increasingly critical to focus on improving the maturity of their organization’s capabilities to improve their return on resource investment. Knowing the distribution of maturity across these dimensions allows IDC analysts and those adopting our methodology to assess current Big Data maturity, and comparing the current ‘as is’ to this government benchmark is a valuable performance management process."


Source: IDC Bigdata

中國十三五規劃 再生能源投資2.3兆人民幣

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太陽能

中國國家能源局在《可再生能源「十三五」發展規劃徵求意見稿》中指出,未達成2030年非化石能源發電佔總能源消耗量20%的目標,在十三五期間規劃投資2.3兆人民幣(下同),目標在2020年時完成380GW水力發電、160GW太陽能發電、250GW的風力發電設備開發。

除了繼續發展裝機規模外,「十三五」也將致力於降低再生能源的價格,並於2020年爭取光伏發電市電同價。

風、光、水電發展規劃概要

風、光、水是目前全球最主要的再生能源來源,中國也將這三個項目視為再生能源發展的主軸。在風力發電方面,規劃在「三北」地區建設170GW風力發電設備,並開發中東部與南方地區風力資源,預計規模70GW;此外,離岸海上風電設備將搭配綜合示範推廣區建設,目標為10GW,總量250GW。

而最受重視的光伏發電方面,EnergyTrend曾報導,中國「十三五」的《意見稿》規劃在2020年時將太陽能光伏累計安裝量提高到150GW,光熱則來到10GW。而綜合近期中國媒體報導,中國規劃以分散式光伏為全面推廣對象,搭配建設大型光伏電站,目標分別安裝80GW分散式與70GW光伏電站設備。

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Source: EnergyTrend

LED新廠動態 歐司朗於檳城設立研發中心

歐司朗位於馬來西亞的分部,歐司朗半導體正著手設立一個研究發展中心(R&D),主要聚焦於亞洲地區一般燈具和照明的事業。

歐司朗管理總監Roland Mueller:「整個亞洲區域加總的銷售量在全球的比例上佔非常大一部分,且預計在2020年將會高達80%。」

Source: LEDinside

天合光能正式排除於歐盟MIP限制之外

topic: 
太陽能

中國太陽能廠天合光能在歐盟委員會宣布展延對中國太陽能產品之既有雙反策略、限價限量(MIP)限制後,宣布主動退出MIP規約。昨(29)日傳出歐盟也正式將天合光能排除在MIP之外。

PV Tech消息指出,歐盟委員會宣布正式將天合光能從MIP協議名單中移除,意味著天合光能必須面臨歐盟所提出最高達47.7%的雙反稅。但在天合光能早已主動宣布退出,且也已有足夠海外產能因應歐洲市場的狀況下,這樣的決議對市場而言並不會帶來太大波動。

天合光能高紀凡在宣布退出MIP的公司聲明中指責MIP是個「不公平的規定」,影響該公司在歐洲市場的發展,且未尊重自由市場機制。同時,高紀凡認為MIP所制定的價格實際上無法反映持續降低的太陽能成本。

根據EnergyTrend資料庫,天合光能目前在泰國有700MW電池產能、500MW模組產能,也在其他東南亞國家有合作的代工廠,因此從第三地出貨歐洲並不是問題。

Source: EnergyTrend