In Australia and around the world, businesses across industries are faced with a myriad of challenges to growth, sustainability and profitability. This includes the oil and gas sector, which is confronted with daily pressures to improve reliability, productivity, production and safety. Oil & Gas producers must also compete in an increasingly rigorous environment marked by intensifying regulation, declining supplies and recovery, and an ageing workforce, among other issues.
It is well known in the IT industry that effectively harnessing big data in traditional enterprises can lead to significant business gains. In fact, data visualisation and business intelligence is helping a wide range of industries to make smarter, faster and more effective decisions – in sectors as diverse as healthcare and telecommunications, to retail and education.