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SINGAPORE, May 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The digital transformation sweeping across industries has significant implications for a range of allied markets, including industrial control systems (ICS) security. The risk of increased attacks on ICS in a very complex Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem has compelled owners of critical infrastructure to tighten the security for operational technology (OT). ICS security vendors are aware that security spending is still skewed towards IT and sees the need to roll out more functional offerings to encourage spending on OT. "The adoption of security is still a bolt-on concept for legacy industrial infrastructure, while new plants are being encouraged to adopt a 'security-by-design' approach," said Frost & Sullivan Cyber Security Practice Industry Principal, Charles Lim. "ICS security vendors are therefore making rapid strides in product development to roll out solutions that are less intrusive as well as easier to set up and operate, even by personnel with almost no ICS security experience. Some solutions also employ machine-learning algorithms to detect abnormal traffic behaviors in repeatable processes, such as those in manufacturing assembly lines." Asia-Pacific Industrial Control Systems Security Market, Forecast to 2020, part of Frost & Sullivan's Cyber Security Growth Partnership Subscription, finds that the US$380.4 million market is expected to reach US$1.627 billion by 2020, at an estimated compound annual growth rate of 47.2 percent. Click here to know more about Frost & Sullivan's research and to sign up for our Growth Strategy Dialogue, a complimentary one-hour interactive session with Frost & Sullivan's thought leaders. The rising number of security breaches in Asia-Pacific, wherein hackers exploit IoT devices for distributed denial-of-service attacks, has placed the spotlight on smart meters. Countries in the region are working on several Smart Nation initiatives, including the digitization of analogue meters for electricity, water and piped gas. ICS security vendors have the opportunity to work closely with smart meter manufacturers to embed security features such as protocol whitelisting. So far, industrial system integrators have not shown keenness to secure OT systems, preferring instead to focus on the availability of OT network infrastructures. Furthermore, the lack of mandatory risk assessments, regarding OT and unclear delineation of responsibilities between IT and OT stakeholders, holds the market back to a large extent. "Acknowledging the need for a course correction, critical infrastructure authorities are demanding risk assessments for critical infrastructures to cover both the IT and OT areas of their business. Requests For Information (RFI) regarding security operation centers for energy plants also indicate that authorities are working towards adopting a holistic approach to cyber security," noted Lim. "It is expected that more government authorities will launch guidelines on ICS security and enforce them in critical infrastructures in Asia." Overall, system integrators and managed security services need to address both IT and OT security requirements with a complete offering in order to stay afloat. Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today's market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Contact us: Start the discussion


News Article | June 22, 2017
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Smart transportation and healthcare will be key deployment areas, finds Frost & Sullivan's Digital Transformation team DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, June 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Internet of Things (IoT) comes into focus, a majority of organizations across the world are trying to understand its role and relevance to their growth. IoT already connects more than 10 billion devices worldwide and over the next five years, this number is expected to grow to 100 billion. By 2025, IoT will generate economic benefits between USD 4 to 11 trillion globally. By all indications, IoT is a logistical and economic force that every organisation should address. The Internet of Things (IoT) – How Real is it Today?, a recent white paper from Frost & Sullivan's Digital Transformation practice, explores disruptive opportunities in IoT across the automotive, healthcare, energy and manufacturing industries with GCC-specific examples. Key global players in the region include Siemens, Real-time Innovations, and Texas Instruments. Click here for complimentary access to more information on this analysis and to register for a Growth Strategy Dialogue, a free interactive briefing with Frost & Sullivan's thought leaders. "IoT can generate a strong return on investment by reducing support costs, increasing customer loyalty and referrals, uncovering insights to cross-sell or up-sell to customers, and developing customer-appealing products," said Haritha Ramachandran, associate director, Digital Transformation, Frost & Sullivan. In the Middle East, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, which lead in smart cities and smart government initiatives, will see high adoption of IoT for smart transportation. There are already examples of integration, like the driverless car powered by solar energy at Masdar City in Abu Dhabi. Similarly, the healthcare market in the region holds robust potential for IoT as new and existing hospitals in the GCC compete to be the most innovative and advanced in the region. In 2016, there were over 100 projects related to new hospital construction or improvement of existing hospitals. The combined construction value of these projects was USD 18.70 billion. IoT is fuelling several growth opportunities across verticals. For instance: Poor information availability due to a lack of cyber infrastructure and connectivity is, however, a key challenge for the global IoT market. With distributed network architecture, information is scattered across several repositories that often fail to integrate and provide valuable insights in critical situations. This highlights the need for a centralised architecture that can seamlessly communicate among distributed data sources and provide real-time information when required. "Convergence with emerging technologies, such as Big Data and context-aware computing, can help address IoT security issues," noted Haritha. "Context-aware access control is one of the future areas to be explored by developers in this regard. Leveraging converged technology capabilities could enable accurate analysis of user data, provide access rights, and deliver a secured environment for IoT in the coming years." Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today's market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?


News Article | June 22, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.com

Click here for complimentary access to more information on this analysis and to register for a Growth Strategy Dialogue, a free interactive briefing with Frost & Sullivan's thought leaders. "IoT can generate a strong return on investment by reducing support costs, increasing customer loyalty and referrals, uncovering insights to cross-sell or up-sell to customers, and developing customer-appealing products," said Haritha Ramachandran, associate director, Digital Transformation, Frost & Sullivan. In the Middle East, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, which lead in smart cities and smart government initiatives, will see high adoption of IoT for smart transportation. There are already examples of integration, like the driverless car powered by solar energy at Masdar City in Abu Dhabi. Similarly, the healthcare market in the region holds robust potential for IoT as new and existing hospitals in the GCC compete to be the most innovative and advanced in the region. In 2016, there were over 100 projects related to new hospital construction or improvement of existing hospitals. The combined construction value of these projects was USD 18.70 billion. IoT is fuelling several growth opportunities across verticals. For instance: Poor information availability due to a lack of cyber infrastructure and connectivity is, however, a key challenge for the global IoT market. With distributed network architecture, information is scattered across several repositories that often fail to integrate and provide valuable insights in critical situations. This highlights the need for a centralised architecture that can seamlessly communicate among distributed data sources and provide real-time information when required. "Convergence with emerging technologies, such as Big Data and context-aware computing, can help address IoT security issues," noted Haritha. "Context-aware access control is one of the future areas to be explored by developers in this regard. Leveraging converged technology capabilities could enable accurate analysis of user data, provide access rights, and deliver a secured environment for IoT in the coming years." Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today's market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies? To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/middle-east-offers-robust-growth-opportunities-in-iot-adoption-300478136.html


News Article | June 22, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.co.uk

The Internet of Things (IoT) – How Real is it Today?, a recent white paper from Frost & Sullivan's Digital Transformation practice, explores disruptive opportunities in IoT across the automotive, healthcare, energy and manufacturing industries with GCC-specific examples. Key global players in the region include Siemens, Real-time Innovations, and Texas Instruments. Click here for complimentary access to more information on this analysis and to register for a Growth Strategy Dialogue, a free interactive briefing with Frost & Sullivan's thought leaders. "IoT can generate a strong return on investment by reducing support costs, increasing customer loyalty and referrals, uncovering insights to cross-sell or up-sell to customers, and developing customer-appealing products," said Haritha Ramachandran, associate director, Digital Transformation, Frost & Sullivan. In the Middle East, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, which lead in smart cities and smart government initiatives, will see high adoption of IoT for smart transportation. There are already examples of integration, like the driverless car powered by solar energy at Masdar City in Abu Dhabi. Similarly, the healthcare market in the region holds robust potential for IoT as new and existing hospitals in the GCC compete to be the most innovative and advanced in the region. In 2016, there were over 100 projects related to new hospital construction or improvement of existing hospitals. The combined construction value of these projects was USD 18.70 billion. IoT is fuelling several growth opportunities across verticals. For instance: Poor information availability due to a lack of cyber infrastructure and connectivity is, however, a key challenge for the global IoT market. With distributed network architecture, information is scattered across several repositories that often fail to integrate and provide valuable insights in critical situations. This highlights the need for a centralised architecture that can seamlessly communicate among distributed data sources and provide real-time information when required. "Convergence with emerging technologies, such as Big Data and context-aware computing, can help address IoT security issues," noted Haritha. "Context-aware access control is one of the future areas to be explored by developers in this regard. Leveraging converged technology capabilities could enable accurate analysis of user data, provide access rights, and deliver a secured environment for IoT in the coming years." Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today's market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?


Blue Pillar has achieved significant market growth by connecting more behind-the-meter assets, creating compelling ecosystem partnerships, and pioneering Energy Network-as-a-Service SANTA CLARA, California, Sept. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the behind-the-meter networks industry, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Blue Pillar with the "2017 North American Behind-the-meter Internet -of- Energy Growth Excellence Leadership Award" for connecting behind-the-meter assets that can help overcome reliability and resiliency challenges, while also being first in market to offer Energy Network-as-a-Service (ENaaS). Blue Pillar is an Energy Internet of Things (IoT) platform company with the goal to seamlessly connect distributed energy resources (DERs) — new or old and all makes and models — to help commercial facilities, utilities, and energy service providers avoid power outages, balance the grid, alleviate grid stress, and drive higher levels of efficiency and data interoperability. The aging grid infrastructure in the United States is increasingly strained, with average grid outages increasing an estimated six-fold within the last decade. Additionally, growing distributed energy resources make the grid more vulnerable and difficult for utilities to manage the power and information flow. Given the current grid issues, utilities and their commercial and industrial (C&I) customers are devising strategies to address these problems that require the use of open, behind-the-meter Energy IoT networks to enable solutions such as: "Blue Pillar's Aurora® Energy Network of Things ® platform simplifies the connectivity of DERS into an open and centralized platform to deliver real-time energy data to energy providers, C&I facilities, DR aggregators and third-party software providers," said Farah Saeed, Global Program Leader, Grids. "What makes Aurora unique is that it can connect any switch, meter, generation source, or other asset that happens behind the meter, regardless of age, make, model, or type, through a cyber-secure and scalable open IoT architecture that is completely vendor agnostic. This approach advances data analytics and control at the grid edge required to help utilities and other end users with their capacity planning and peak demand management." "We are honored to receive this recognition from Frost & Sullivan. Blue Pillar has achieved tremendous growth in the past five years by focusing on being an open Energy IoT platform that connects behind-the-meter assets to automate the way critical energy data is gathered. Data that was once manually collected from DERs on clipboards or by meter readers can now be accessible through a digital platform to any third-party energy software," said Tom Willie, CEO of Blue Pillar. "Our growth has been a result of the use of leading-edge IoT architecture and technology partnerships that make our approach 75% faster and 30% more affordable for our customers when compared to the costs of trying to build these behind-the-meter networks on their own." Blue Pillar is focused on connecting behind-the-meter assets through an open IoT platform to make DER data (and control) accessible to third-party energy management software. Blue Pillar has differentiated itself not only in innovating the way it prescribes behind-the-meter networks, but in its success in offering an ENaaS — a fully turnkey and automated approach to delivering the creation of Energy IoT networks of DERs without ever requiring the customer to set foot behind the meter. Blue Pillar's ENaaS offering eliminates operational deployment and maintenance concerns and delivers all hardware, installation, and configuration required to keep the network alive. Behind-the-meter data and control is accessible through an open application program interface (API) that dramatically reduces development time and costs. "Blue Pillar has successfully demonstrated that it can connect all types of DERs through its industry-recognized Aurora® Energy Network of Things ® platform and is scaling globally to connect more DERs than any of its competitors," said Saeed. "It is able to do so through strong technology partnerships, such as with Dell and Intel for grid-edge gateway devices, Microsoft for OS, and Azure for cloud service. These brand names allow Blue Pillar to successfully bridge the gap between the facility and IT departments. For these reasons, Blue Pillar has earned Frost & Sullivan's 2017 North American Behind-the-meter Internet -of- Energy Growth Excellence Leadership Award." Each year, Frost & Sullivan bestows this award upon the company that demonstrates excellence in growth and customer value. It recognizes the superiority of the product/service, as well as the overall customer, purchase, ownership, and service experience offered, which has resulted in the recipient company seeing above-market growth and greater share of wallet. The award lauds the growth, diversification, and sustainability strategies of the company. Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry. Blue Pillar connects the Energy Things that power our world. The only IoT solution to unite all Energy Things  onto a single platform, Blue Pillar unleashes the power of real-time data to strengthen critical infrastructure and accelerate business. Blue Pillar's Aurora is automated through a template-driven process where security is built-in from sensor to cloud. With Blue Pillar, companies have unprecedented insight into their energy needs to become more efficient and have peace of mind that when the grid goes down, their business will continue forward. Learn more at bluepillar.com or on Twitter at @bluepillarinc. Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today's market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Contact us: Start the discussion.


News Article | September 20, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.com

Frost & Sullivan's analysis, Global Smart Windows Market, Forecast to 2021, finds that the global smart window market generated revenues of $189.3 million in 2016 and is projected to reach $630.5 million by 2021, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 27.2 percent. The study includes growth forecasts, comprehensive market metrics, competitive analysis, service trends, customer sector trends, and mapping of the most attractive opportunities. "Thermochromic smart windows dominate the market, but electrochromic technology will expand at a CAGR of more than 35 percent over the next five years due to IoT compatibility," said Frost & Sullivan Energy & Environment Industry Analyst Anirudh Bhaskaran. "In the short term, partnerships with technology giants such as Google, Amazon, and Apple will see smart windows enter the connected home and smart building ecosystem." To succeed and reap high revenue returns, smart window manufacturers need to: "Although the smart windows market is growing at an accelerated pace, it is currently under penetrated due to a lack of awareness among customers as well as witnessing challenges from high capital costs and tough competition from low-E coated windows," noted Bhaskaran. To access more information on this analysis, click here. Global Smart Windows Market, Forecast to 2021 is part of Frost & Sullivan's Home & Building Growth Partnership Service program. The study is segmented according to technologies, including electrochromic, thermochromic, suspended particle display (SPD), and polymer dispersed liquid crystal (PDLC). It is also segmented based on end users like residential, office (includes commercial and industrial offices), hospitality, healthcare, education, and others (retail, government, and airports). The regional scope of the study covers North America, Europe, Russia, Asia-Pacific (India, China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand), Latin America (LATAM), and the Middle East and Africa (MEA). Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today's market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Contact us: Start the discussion


SANTA CLARA, California, Sept. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the behind-the-meter networks industry, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Blue Pillar with the "2017 North American Behind-the-meter Internet -of- Energy Growth Excellence Leadership Award" for connecting behind-the-meter assets that can help overcome reliability and resiliency challenges, while also being first in market to offer Energy Network-as-a-Service (ENaaS). Blue Pillar is an Energy Internet of Things (IoT) platform company with the goal to seamlessly connect distributed energy resources (DERs) — new or old and all makes and models — to help commercial facilities, utilities, and energy service providers avoid power outages, balance the grid, alleviate grid stress, and drive higher levels of efficiency and data interoperability. The aging grid infrastructure in the United States is increasingly strained, with average grid outages increasing an estimated six-fold within the last decade. Additionally, growing distributed energy resources make the grid more vulnerable and difficult for utilities to manage the power and information flow. Given the current grid issues, utilities and their commercial and industrial (C&I) customers are devising strategies to address these problems that require the use of open, behind-the-meter Energy IoT networks to enable solutions such as: "Blue Pillar's Aurora® Energy Network of Things ® platform simplifies the connectivity of DERS into an open and centralized platform to deliver real-time energy data to energy providers, C&I facilities, DR aggregators and third-party software providers," said Farah Saeed, Global Program Leader, Grids. "What makes Aurora unique is that it can connect any switch, meter, generation source, or other asset that happens behind the meter, regardless of age, make, model, or type, through a cyber-secure and scalable open IoT architecture that is completely vendor agnostic. This approach advances data analytics and control at the grid edge required to help utilities and other end users with their capacity planning and peak demand management." "We are honored to receive this recognition from Frost & Sullivan. Blue Pillar has achieved tremendous growth in the past five years by focusing on being an open Energy IoT platform that connects behind-the-meter assets to automate the way critical energy data is gathered. Data that was once manually collected from DERs on clipboards or by meter readers can now be accessible through a digital platform to any third-party energy software," said Tom Willie, CEO of Blue Pillar. "Our growth has been a result of the use of leading-edge IoT architecture and technology partnerships that make our approach 75% faster and 30% more affordable for our customers when compared to the costs of trying to build these behind-the-meter networks on their own." Blue Pillar is focused on connecting behind-the-meter assets through an open IoT platform to make DER data (and control) accessible to third-party energy management software. Blue Pillar has differentiated itself not only in innovating the way it prescribes behind-the-meter networks, but in its success in offering an ENaaS — a fully turnkey and automated approach to delivering the creation of Energy IoT networks of DERs without ever requiring the customer to set foot behind the meter. Blue Pillar's ENaaS offering eliminates operational deployment and maintenance concerns and delivers all hardware, installation, and configuration required to keep the network alive. Behind-the-meter data and control is accessible through an open application program interface (API) that dramatically reduces development time and costs. "Blue Pillar has successfully demonstrated that it can connect all types of DERs through its industry-recognized Aurora® Energy Network of Things ® platform and is scaling globally to connect more DERs than any of its competitors," said Saeed. "It is able to do so through strong technology partnerships, such as with Dell and Intel for grid-edge gateway devices, Microsoft for OS, and Azure for cloud service. These brand names allow Blue Pillar to successfully bridge the gap between the facility and IT departments. For these reasons, Blue Pillar has earned Frost & Sullivan's 2017 North American Behind-the-meter Internet -of- Energy Growth Excellence Leadership Award." Each year, Frost & Sullivan bestows this award upon the company that demonstrates excellence in growth and customer value. It recognizes the superiority of the product/service, as well as the overall customer, purchase, ownership, and service experience offered, which has resulted in the recipient company seeing above-market growth and greater share of wallet. The award lauds the growth, diversification, and sustainability strategies of the company. Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry. Blue Pillar connects the Energy Things that power our world. The only IoT solution to unite all Energy Things  onto a single platform, Blue Pillar unleashes the power of real-time data to strengthen critical infrastructure and accelerate business. Blue Pillar's Aurora is automated through a template-driven process where security is built-in from sensor to cloud. With Blue Pillar, companies have unprecedented insight into their energy needs to become more efficient and have peace of mind that when the grid goes down, their business will continue forward. Learn more at bluepillar.com or on Twitter at @bluepillarinc. Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today's market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Contact us: Start the discussion.


News Article | September 20, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.co.uk

Frost & Sullivan's analysis, Global Smart Windows Market, Forecast to 2021, finds that the global smart window market generated revenues of $189.3 million in 2016 and is projected to reach $630.5 million by 2021, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 27.2 percent. The study includes growth forecasts, comprehensive market metrics, competitive analysis, service trends, customer sector trends, and mapping of the most attractive opportunities. "Thermochromic smart windows dominate the market, but electrochromic technology will expand at a CAGR of more than 35 percent over the next five years due to IoT compatibility," said Frost & Sullivan Energy & Environment Industry Analyst Anirudh Bhaskaran. "In the short term, partnerships with technology giants such as Google, Amazon, and Apple will see smart windows enter the connected home and smart building ecosystem." To succeed and reap high revenue returns, smart window manufacturers need to: "Although the smart windows market is growing at an accelerated pace, it is currently under penetrated due to a lack of awareness among customers as well as witnessing challenges from high capital costs and tough competition from low-E coated windows," noted Bhaskaran. To access more information on this analysis, click here. Global Smart Windows Market, Forecast to 2021 is part of Frost & Sullivan's Home & Building Growth Partnership Service program. The study is segmented according to technologies, including electrochromic, thermochromic, suspended particle display (SPD), and polymer dispersed liquid crystal (PDLC). It is also segmented based on end users like residential, office (includes commercial and industrial offices), hospitality, healthcare, education, and others (retail, government, and airports). The regional scope of the study covers North America, Europe, Russia, Asia-Pacific (India, China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand), Latin America (LATAM), and the Middle East and Africa (MEA). Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today's market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Contact us: Start the discussion


The aging grid infrastructure in the United States is increasingly strained, with average grid outages increasing an estimated six-fold within the last decade. Additionally, growing distributed energy resources make the grid more vulnerable and difficult for utilities to manage the power and information flow. Given the current grid issues, utilities and their commercial and industrial (C&I) customers are devising strategies to address these problems that require the use of open, behind-the-meter Energy IoT networks to enable solutions such as: "Blue Pillar's Aurora® Energy Network of Things ® platform simplifies the connectivity of DERS into an open and centralized platform to deliver real-time energy data to energy providers, C&I facilities, DR aggregators and third-party software providers," said Farah Saeed, Global Program Leader, Grids. "What makes Aurora unique is that it can connect any switch, meter, generation source, or other asset that happens behind the meter, regardless of age, make, model, or type, through a cyber-secure and scalable open IoT architecture that is completely vendor agnostic. This approach advances data analytics and control at the grid edge required to help utilities and other end users with their capacity planning and peak demand management." "We are honored to receive this recognition from Frost & Sullivan. Blue Pillar has achieved tremendous growth in the past five years by focusing on being an open Energy IoT platform that connects behind-the-meter assets to automate the way critical energy data is gathered. Data that was once manually collected from DERs on clipboards or by meter readers can now be accessible through a digital platform to any third-party energy software," said Tom Willie, CEO of Blue Pillar. "Our growth has been a result of the use of leading-edge IoT architecture and technology partnerships that make our approach 75% faster and 30% more affordable for our customers when compared to the costs of trying to build these behind-the-meter networks on their own." Blue Pillar is focused on connecting behind-the-meter assets through an open IoT platform to make DER data (and control) accessible to third-party energy management software. Blue Pillar has differentiated itself not only in innovating the way it prescribes behind-the-meter networks, but in its success in offering an ENaaS — a fully turnkey and automated approach to delivering the creation of Energy IoT networks of DERs without ever requiring the customer to set foot behind the meter. Blue Pillar's ENaaS offering eliminates operational deployment and maintenance concerns and delivers all hardware, installation, and configuration required to keep the network alive. Behind-the-meter data and control is accessible through an open application program interface (API) that dramatically reduces development time and costs. "Blue Pillar has successfully demonstrated that it can connect all types of DERs through its industry-recognized Aurora® Energy Network of Things ® platform and is scaling globally to connect more DERs than any of its competitors," said Saeed. "It is able to do so through strong technology partnerships, such as with Dell and Intel for grid-edge gateway devices, Microsoft for OS, and Azure for cloud service. These brand names allow Blue Pillar to successfully bridge the gap between the facility and IT departments. For these reasons, Blue Pillar has earned Frost & Sullivan's 2017 North American Behind-the-meter Internet-of- Energy Growth Excellence Leadership Award." Each year, Frost & Sullivan bestows this award upon the company that demonstrates excellence in growth and customer value. It recognizes the superiority of the product/service, as well as the overall customer, purchase, ownership, and service experience offered, which has resulted in the recipient company seeing above-market growth and greater share of wallet. The award lauds the growth, diversification, and sustainability strategies of the company. Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry. Blue Pillar connects the Energy Things that power our world. The only IoT solution to unite all Energy Things  onto a single platform, Blue Pillar unleashes the power of real-time data to strengthen critical infrastructure and accelerate business. Blue Pillar's Aurora is automated through a template-driven process where security is built-in from sensor to cloud. With Blue Pillar, companies have unprecedented insight into their energy needs to become more efficient and have peace of mind that when the grid goes down, their business will continue forward. Learn more at bluepillar.com or on Twitter at @bluepillarinc. Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today's market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Contact us: Start the discussion.


News Article | September 20, 2017
Site: en.prnasia.com

New product development, marketing, promotion, and distribution strategies will be critical to success, finds Frost & Sullivan's Energy and Environment Team SANTA CLARA, California, Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- With double-digit revenues predicted in the next four years, the smart windows market is booming. Revenue growth is fueled by the demand for increased comfort of occupants and annual building energy cost savings. In a highly competitive and rapidly evolving ecosystem, Internet of Things (IoT) integration, partnerships, and revamped business models will be critical to retain customer bases and market share. Frost & Sullivan's analysis, Global Smart Windows Market, Forecast to 2021, finds that the global smart window market generated revenues of $189.3 million in 2016 and is projected to reach $630.5 million by 2021, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 27.2 percent. The study includes growth forecasts, comprehensive market metrics, competitive analysis, service trends, customer sector trends, and mapping of the most attractive opportunities. "Thermochromic smart windows dominate the market, but electrochromic technology will expand at a CAGR of more than 35 percent over the next five years due to IoT compatibility," said Frost & Sullivan Energy & Environment Industry Analyst Anirudh Bhaskaran. "In the short term, partnerships with technology giants such as Google, Amazon, and Apple will see smart windows enter the connected home and smart building ecosystem." To succeed and reap high revenue returns, smart window manufacturers need to: "Although the smart windows market is growing at an accelerated pace, it is currently under penetrated due to a lack of awareness among customers as well as witnessing challenges from high capital costs and tough competition from low-E coated windows," noted Bhaskaran. To access more information on this analysis, click here. Global Smart Windows Market, Forecast to 2021 is part of Frost & Sullivan's Home & Building Growth Partnership Service program. The study is segmented according to technologies, including electrochromic, thermochromic, suspended particle display (SPD), and polymer dispersed liquid crystal (PDLC). It is also segmented based on end users like residential, office (includes commercial and industrial offices), hospitality, healthcare, education, and others (retail, government, and airports). The regional scope of the study covers North America, Europe, Russia, Asia-Pacific (India, China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand), Latin America (LATAM), and the Middle East and Africa (MEA). Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today's market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Contact us: Start the discussion

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