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Economies 2018, 6(2), 36; https://doi.org/10.3390/economies6020036

The Energy Industry in the Czech Republic: On the Way to the Internet of Things

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Department of Information Technologies, University of Economics, Prague 130 00, Czech Republic
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Department of System Analysis, University of Economics, Prague 130 00, Czech Republic
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Received: 15 May 2018 / Revised: 29 May 2018 / Accepted: 31 May 2018 / Published: 11 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Economic Growth as a Consequence of the Industry 4.0 Concept)
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This article describes and discusses research into the perspectives for deploying the IoT (Internet of Things) within the Czech energy industry. Our conclusions are based on empirical research performed among 50 energy-industry experts in 2016 and 2017. This was two-stage research in which we held interviews with these experts in order to select the set of the most acceptable IoT technologies for deployment in the energy industry, and then used the TOPSIS method to select the most suitable technologies among them for deployment in the Czech environment. For use in determining the most suitable technologies, we also defined—with the help of the mentioned experts—individual selection parameters and weightings for them, enabling us to apply the TOPSIS method to the selected set of technologies. Our result was the selection of the SIGFOX IoT technology. View Full-Text
Keywords: cyber risk; energy industry; industry 4.0; Internet of Things; standards; technologies cyber risk; energy industry; industry 4.0; Internet of Things; standards; technologies
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Maryska, M.; Doucek, P.; Nedomova, L.; Sladek, P. The Energy Industry in the Czech Republic: On the Way to the Internet of Things. Economies 2018, 6, 36.

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