This IDC Energy Insights study presents IDC Energy Insights' top 10 predictions for the utility industry in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) in 2012.
"The utility industry in Central and Eastern Europe will probably not be able to avoid certain consequences of the economic slowdown. Utility companies will be more selective in their IT investments, with the green light given to initiatives that enable business innovation and/or provide competitive advantages. They will also look for opportunities to reduce ongoing IT operations and maintenance costs, especially those associated with enterprise resource planning and other enterprise systems, through consolidation and rationalization. IDC Energy Insights expects IT spending among utilities in CEE to reach $3.4 billion in 2012." – Senior Research Analyst Milan Kalal, IDC Energy Insights, CEMA