Connected Industries Insight Series: ICT Opportunities in the Global Smart Plants Market

Connected Industries Insight Series: ICT Opportunities in the Global Smart Plants Market

Frost & Sullivan’s Connected Industries Insight Series offers ICT providers a detailed overview of vertical market opportunities. By combining the industry knowledge of our vertically-orientated analysts with the expertise of our dedicated ICT research teams, we deliver a comprehensive view of markets that are ripe for ICT growth.

Connected Industries Insight Series

Condensed versions of published market studies, drawn from Frost & Sullivan’s dedicated vertically-orientated research practices

Written with an ICT audience in mind, detailing what information is needed to tailor vertical growth strategies

Targeted strategic and tactical advice to support vertical growth strategies

Each deliverable provides:

Market overview, including key trends, drivers, and restraints

Recommendations for ICT providers wanting to target growth opportunities in the market

About this report

The emergence of Industry 4.0 is changing the dynamics of the manufacturing industry. Automation, intelligent connectivity, and data analytics on the plant-floor is leading to the development of Internet of Things (IoT) in the manufacturing industry. Increased collaboration between IT providers and industrial automation providers is pivotal to the implementation of smart plants. This report exhibits the opportunities for ICT in the manufacturing industry and presents ICT spend in the manufacturing sector across components such as IT hardware, IT software, IT services, and communication. The report also highlights the recommendations for different types of providers in the IT ecosystem.


  • Research Scope and Methodology
    • Connected Industries Insight Series
    • Analysis of `White Space' Opportunities for ICT Providers
    • Scope of the Study
    • Market Overview—Definitions
    • For More In-depth Coverage of the Smart Plants Market
  • Executive Summary
    • Traditional Disconnect Among End Users
    • ICT Spend in Europe by Industry Sector
    • ICT Spend in the Manufacturing Industry by ICT Subsector
      • Table Connected Industries: Relevance to the ICT Industry, Europe, 2014–2019
    • Relevance to the ICT Industry—How Hot is the Global Smart Plants Market?
    • Recommendations for the ICT Industry
  • Market Overview—What the ICT Industry Needs to Know
    • Challenges Faced by End User—Oil and Gas
    • End User Supply Chain—Chemical
    • Challenges Faced by End User—Chemical
    • End User Value Chain—Mining
    • Challenges Faced by End User—Mining
    • Industry 4.0—Cisco and the Future of Manufacturing
    • MNO Service Opportunities in Industry 4.0
  • Recommendations
    • Global Smart Plants Industry—Converging Ecosystem of Participants
    • Opportunities for Communication Equipment Vendors
    • Opportunities for Fixed Network Providers
    • Opportunities for Mobile Network Operators
    • Opportunities for IT Service Providers
    • Opportunities for IT Software Vendors
    • Mapping ICT to Connected Industry Opportunities
  • Appendix
    • List of Abbreviations

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