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With Info-Tech's Industry Roundtables & Benchmarking, you will never again wonder "what are my peers doing?", "how do I compare?", or "what should I be doing?".

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Industry Roundtable Events

The Industry Roundtable Events are sessions hosted each month for 8 to 15 industry peers to discuss the most pressing topics impacting IT departments in their industry and share their experiences. Each session is facilitated by an industry analyst and supported by our tailored research.

Click an experience track to learn more about the research, Roundtables, and action plan for each topic.

Deep Insights Tailored to Your Industry

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Business-Aligned IT Strategy

Understand the capabilities and focus areas required to meet your industry’s needs and enable value creation.

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Top Industry
Trends

Identify resource, process, and environmental trends impacting your industry. Implement strategies to mitigate specific risks and take advantage of all relevant opportunities.

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Industry
Benchmarking

Reveal the true state of your IT services, processes, spend, and staffing levels to align your priorities and resources.

Benefit from peer data to get a reference point for how well you stack up.

4

Core Industry Technologies & Software Selection

Arm yourself with everything you need to provide the right solutions to meet the needs of your business stakeholders.

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Business-Aligned IT Strategy


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Oil & Gas Business-Aligned IT Strategy

  • Learn about the ecosystem factors that are impacting the Oil & Gas industry and how your IT team is set from a PESTLE and SWOT perspective, with expert insights and takeaways to update your IT strategy.
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Oil & Gas IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook

  • With input from our research and analysts and your peers, identify new or updated initiatives for your IT strategy.
  • Working with our team, update your IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook.
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Oil & Gas Industry Impacts on IT Strategy: Senior Management Presentation Template

  • Once you’ve completed the IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook, it’s time to pull it all together and share with your organization’s leadership team.
  • Use the Oil & Gas Industry Impacts on IT Strategy: Senior Management Presentation Template to highlight the key findings from the business-aligned analysis you’ve done.

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Top Industry Trends


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Oil & Gas Low Oil Prices Trend Report

  • With the decrease in prices, margins have come under pressure and many producers are operating at negative cash flow.
  • Learn about how low oil prices affect both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.
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Oil & Gas Data and Analytics Trend Report

  • Data is crucial to developing insights to improving operations, reducing costs, and deriving greater value.
  • Learn about how data and analytics affect both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.
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Oil & Gas Automation and Remote Work Trend Report

  • Improvements in automation both for wells and for facilities are allowing for leaner staffing while increasing the reliance on technology
  • Remote work has been increasing both for corporate/head office employees and increasingly in the field, where a single technician might be remotely overseeing the operation of multiple wells.
  • Learn about how automation and remote work affects both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.

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Industry Benchmarking


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Oil & Gas IT Staffing & Spending Benchmarking Report

  • Many IT departments are already running lean, struggling to keep pace with never-ending demands from the business.
  • By taking the IT Staffing Diagnostic and participating in our unique IT Spend Benchmarking, you will gain critical information to understand how to position your IT team to be more effective.
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Oil & Gas IT Stakeholder Satisfaction Benchmarking Report

  • IT leadership needs to understand where their stakeholders are unsatisfied with the quality of service they’re receiving from IT.
  • Understand important common focus areas to address, and gain insights into how your team aligns to other Oil & Gas IT teams.

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Core Industry Technologies & Software Selection


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Oil & Gas Data Visualization Report

  • Oil & Gas companies have vast amounts of data, often distributed across various disparate systems.
  • Learn about what data visualization is, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space in order to understand how it can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.
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Oil & Gas Fracture Simulation Software Report

  • In its infancy, the question of how to best develop an unconventional well through fracking was more art than science, relying on petroleum engineers' experience along with some back-of-the-napkin math.
  • Learn about what fracture simulation software is, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space in order to understand how it can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.
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Oil & Gas ERP Report

  • The greatest challenge facing Oil & Gas IT today is that many enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors are ending support on their existing on-premises products, and they’re trying to force their customers into software as a service (SaaS) ERP solutions that result in greater lock-in and higher cost.
  • Learn about what ERP is, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space in order to understand how it can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.

Latest Oil & Gas Notes

Short, tailored research notes aimed at providing you with timely insights, relevant to your industry. Hot off the press, these notes will be published regularly and pair great with your morning coffee.

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Are Your Industrial Control Systems Safe From Ransomware?

Date published

May 18, 2021

Author:
  • Kevin Peuhkurinen

Recent nation-state attacks and proof-of-concept malware against industrial control systems demonstrate that ransomware is an emerging threat to the energy sector. Prepare now – before you find yourself scrounging for bitcoins to pay a ransom.

Build Better Budgets to Navigate Uncertain Times

Date published

May 18, 2021

Author:
  • Andrew Sharp

Organizations in the primary sector face a boom-and-bust reality, as rapidly changing commodity prices can quickly change funds available for investment in IT. Develop budget scenarios to help you make better IT decisions and ultimately provide a more valuable suite of IT services to the business.

IoT and the Future of Oil & Gas

Date published

May 18, 2021

Author:
  • Derek Shank

IoT has already added a great deal of value to oil and gas companies, but there remain a number of barriers to overcome in order to realize the full value of the technology.

Oil and Gas Companies Should Leverage IoT to Improve Profitability

Date published

August 22, 2018

Author:
  • Mitansh Dave

The oil and gas industry has experienced an extended period of low crude oil prices, increased environmental and safety regulations, and difficulty discovering new economically viable oil reserves. The oil and gas industry can use the Internet of Things to increase production, decrease costs, and minimize risk to the environment.

Explore Blockchain in Oil and Gas

Date published

August 22, 2018

Author:
  • Andy Liu

The oil and gas industry is no stranger to technological innovation in its upstream business. Since the first well was drilled for oil, there has been non-stop innovation to get oil out of the ground faster and more cheaply. This article explores the application of blockchain technology in the oil and gas industry.

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