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    Postings written by : Kristina Dotzauer

  • Kristina Dotzauer | 15/12/2017

    Digitalization Is Here – But Out-of-the-Box Won’t Work for Power Utilities

    Torsten Wetzel of Power Generation Services sums up his key take-aways from POWER-GEN 2017 in Las Vegas.   It is no longer a secret that digitalization, meaning using all kinds of data for improving operations, is the key to the industry’s future. Everyone I talked to at the Power-Gen conference in Las Vegas was aware of that. Power utilities are even aware of the necessity of...
  • Kristina Dotzauer | 13/12/2017

    How Siemens is Fighting back against Cybercriminals

    Ever since the first computer worm shut down most of the internet in 1989, ransomware, malware, and other malicious online attacks have become the common vernacular defining cyber security challenges in the 21st century. But in 2017 the scale and sophistication of these attacks has grown exponentially. In May, the WannaCry cryptoworm hit 230,000 computers in 150 countries in just one day, with a...
  • Kristina Dotzauer | 18/10/2017

    Behind the hype – digitalization is driving positive change for power generators

      Power generators face a range of pronounced disruptions to business as usual. Fleet optimization, for example, has become an increasing challenge as installed renewables capacity rises faster than many operators would prefer.   This growth is contributing to long-term energy price declines that, alongside the global sustained drop in fuel price, are putting tremendous pressure on ...
  • Kristina Dotzauer | 18/10/2017

    New Constellations for Energy Sector as Data Universe Grows

    By 2020, the digital universe will reach 44 zettabytes, or 44 trillion gigabytes; nearly as many digital bits as there are stars in the universe. No horoscope is needed, however, to read the emerging constellations for the energy sector in these digital stars.   Markets are already evolving rapidly: on the supply side networked and automated infrastructure and the rise in distributed ener...
  • Kristina Dotzauer | 10/10/2017

    Empowering Egypt’s next generation of technicians and engineers

    As one of the major global engineering companies, Siemens has been playing its role in improving living conditions for societies around the world. Perhaps a lesser known fact: For the last 125 years it has also been Germany’s biggest private educational institution. Now, the company is transferring its expertise in vocational and occupational education overseas by opening the first industr...