BT has pioneered many of the technologies that underpin today's connected world. But we believe there's an art to connecting too. To designing networks and configuring communications systems so that globally distributed teams can collaborate without regard to organizational, geographic or application boundaries.
Success in the energy and resources industry demands that the value chain is optimized for cost, speed and quality. Only then can maximum differentiation be achieved for commodities. ICT plays a critical role by enabling industry leaders to manage globally distributed operations across the value chain in real-time.
BT provides a full suite of communications services to industry leaders. We connect far-flung global operations, often in remote and difficult locations. We enable, manage and secure connectivity between people and systems. And we provide the collaboration tools that transform the way their employees use and share information so that they become more efficient in everything they do, from exploration and drilling to the provision of power, water and other utilities to homes and factories across three continents.
Recent events provide a crude reminder that oil and gas is a cyclical, commodity industry. It is also data-dependent and ICT-intense and those companies that can flex and scale their ICT infrastructure in line with the fortunes of the industry are best placed to capitalize on the upswings and manage through the downturns.
Upturn or downturn, mining companies must navigate a complex geopolitical landscape that often includes managing operations in remote and harsh locations with little or no existing communications infrastructure.
After 25 years of smooth, unbroken growth driven by the recent commodities super-cycle, chemicals manufacturers must now adapt to a new reality. Chemicals sales, once seen as a straightforward multiplier of GDP are now at the mercy of a complex array of factors that include volatile feedstock prices, slowing demand and changing consumption patterns.
New regulatory frameworks, volatile market conditions, alternative sources of supply and heightened consumer expectations herald an era of monumental change – and risk – for utilities companies. Yet the calculus is overwhelmingly positive, with population growth expected to drive a 50% increase in energy consumption by 2035, with similar demands expected on the world's water supplies.