With the goal of expanding its smart grid services, Accenture has purchased Realworld OO Systems – a specialist in geographic information system (GIS) solutions. GIS services will enhance Accenture’s ability to help clients with integrating information and operations technologies.
Smart city projects are complex as they are a conglomeration of residential and commercial spaces supported by infrastructure for roads, power, drainage and sewers. Therefore, they require a common technology system in order to enable coordination and integration of information. GIS provides the underlying platform that operates through all stages of the life cycle – from modeling, planning, building to managing – across the full spectrum of functionalities.
“Our already leading Accenture Smart Grid Services business is now even better positioned to help clients to optimize and manage digital assets and intelligent grid operations,” said Stephanie Jamison, global managing director, Accenture Smart Grid Services. “Realworld OO Systems brings new skills and capabilities to Accenture’s end-to-end smart grid services portfolio with talented professionals who have invested years in mastering geographic information system solutions for utilities.”