Efficiency through innovation
Technology is helping the oil and gas industry do more with less
Consumers may be celebrating the lowest fuel prices in 13 years, but the energy industry is having to adapt quickly to survive. As electric cars, solar panels and wind power become the order of the day, fuel companies are having to ensure seemless operations and communications, both internally and externally, to give them the levels of efficiencies they need to survive
Further challenged by dwindling workforces and a lack of capital expenditure, oil and gas companies are looking for more sustainable ways to streamline business operations, as well as manage IT infrastructures and data securely and efficiently.
The world of energy is demanding workspaces for tomorrow, which means the constant assurance of immediacy, insight, and availability. Communications are able to provide instant and effortless collaboration, creating a hyperconnected network of crew, contractors, partners, suppliers, and experts – access to the best minds in the industry at the touch of a button.
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Information needs to be available via the latest devices, applications, and workflows to generate meaningful data on trusted, scalable infrastructure. Insights from live business analytics and real-time communication must be on hand to help make split-second decisions with complete confidence.
Many oil and gas companies are turning to enterprise communication and collaboration platforms — such as Microsoft Office 365 and Skype for Business — as a solution. They are also opting for IT-as-a-service (ITaaS) enabling innovative new business models by seamlessly integrating business infrastructure with end-user technologies, allowing people to work smarter from anywhere and on a device of their choice.
This allows companies to consume IT services according to their actual needs, so they can scale their requirements up and down as oil prices change.
In the past, technology was implemented to support enterprises, but now it must be embedded directly within the business model to facilitate key operational processes and ensure oil and gas companies are sufficiently agile to be successful in the future digital world.