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Oracle nets 11m smart meter deal in France with GRDF

Oracle has announced a big win for its Utilities division, this week announcing an 11m unit deal with French energy supplier GRDF – the largest such deployment in the world, it says. The contract will see Oracle support GRDF as it upgrades 11m mechanical meters to new smart meters, and follows an 18-month trial. The deployment is scheduled to be completed in 5-years, has the blessing of the French government, and promises efficiency improvements. Oracle might be more accustomed to digital transformation in its core enterprise customers, who are collectively in the process of digitizing legacy processes to take advantage of shiny IT buzzwords – which include ‘analytics,’ ‘AI,’ ‘machine-learning,’ and ‘actionable insight.’ However, its utility customers are also in…

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