According to Gartner, the future of business is “composable.” Gartner defines business composability as:
The mindset, technologies, and set of operating capabilities that enable organizations to innovate and adapt quickly to changing business needs. It is built on applying the key principle of modularity to business assets to achieve the scale and pace required of business ambition.
With triple digit increases in cybersecurity threats over the last 2 years, I’d say that information security must be part of corporate ambition. Indeed, the Gartner CIO Survey listed cybersecurity as the number 1 spend for 2022, followed by business intelligence/data analytics, and cloud platforms. And that’s just where C-SMART Analytics sits, right at the intersection of the building blocks that enable businesses to be composable. This theme certainly speaks to supporting the use of cloud platforms for business analytics (or measurement analytics in our case) to leverage modular business components to maintain flexibility. C-SMART Analytics hits on the business composability theme in multiple ways.
To survive, many businesses had to retool and reconfigure at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and in a similar fashion ESG is doing the same for the natural gas value chain. Pushing organizations to rapidly adapt even more is a global hunger for natural gas. Secure, SaaS analytics platforms like C-SMART are the natural tool to reach for, enabling greater scalability and a no-charge re-configuration of service as the measurement system and business needs change unpredictably due to myriad market forces, including pandemics, regional conflicts affecting energy markets, business mergers and acquisitions, and changes in demand. Plus, no long-term contracts are required with SaaS providing ultimate flexibility.
Scale up or scale down – C-SMART Analytics provides on-demand measurement expertise (the manpower) to augment your measurement team who essentially just receive our e-mail alerts and monthly reports with cost based on the number of meters under management. And that cost is typically a fraction of the money we save our customers, so C-SMART Analytics also pays for itself which adds sustainability to the list of business composability benefits.
Last but not least is cybersecurity. Critical infrastructure is under siege with the headlines that we see only the tip of the iceberg of cyber threats. Software supply chain security is vital to our customers information security, which is why C-SMART Analytics is standing guard every day with the right people, processes and tech backed by a SOC 2 certification.