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Digital Disruption of Industries—ICT Opportunities in Industrial Automation Industry

Digital Disruption of Industries—ICT Opportunities in Industrial Automation Industry

The emergence of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies is leading to increased adoption of smart sensors, intelligence field devices, intelligence I/O modules, wireless technologies, cloud computing, and smart mobility. With the growth of the IIoT and smart plant technologies, there will be a larger role for IT service providers to play in the industrial automation industry. ICT providers will be strategic partners for automation vendors for successful implementation of a fully automated plant. Frost & Sullivan’s Digital Disruption of Industries Series deliverables offer ICT providers a detailed overview of vertical market opportunities. This report explores the opportunities for ICT providers in the industrial automation industry, identifying where ICT solutions can be most beneficial.


  • Executive Summary
    • Global Automation Trends for 2016
    • Top IIoT Technology Trends in Process Automation
    • ICT Spend in Europe by Industry Sector
    • ICT Spend in Manufacturing Industry by ICT Sub-sector
      • Table IIoT in Process Automation: ICT Segment-wise Spend in Manufacturing, Europe, 2014-2020
    • Relevance to the ICT Industry-How Hot is the Global Automation Market?
    • Recommendations for ICT Industry
  • Research Scope and Methodology
    • About Digital Disruption of Industries Series
    • Analysis of `White Space' Opportunities for ICT Providers
    • Future of Process Automation
    • For More In-depth Coverage of Industrial Automation Market
  • Global Automation Market
    • What ICT Industry Needs to Know
      • Centralised to Distributed Co-ordinated Control
      • IT-OT Convergence
      • Convergence in Process & Discrete Automation Application
      • Everything-as-a-Service Model
      • Digital Software Platform for Industrial Application
      • Main Automation & Information Contractor (MAIC)
      • IIoT in Process Automation-Application Overview
      • IIoT Drives IP-addressable Devices in Process Industries
      • Cloudification of Industrial Data and Applications
      • Big Data Analytics
      • Strategic Partnerships
      • Managed Automation Services
      • SAP's Sensor-to-Enterprise Connectivity
      • Rockwell Automation's Cloud Platform
  • Summary and Recommendations
    • ICT Opportunities in Global Automation Market
      • Key Conclusions
      • Converging Ecosystem of Participants in Global Automation Industry
      • Opportunities for Communication Equipment Vendors
      • Opportunities for Communication Service Providers
      • Opportunities for IT Service Providers
      • Opportunities for IT Hardware Vendors
      • Opportunities for IT Software Vendors
      • Mapping ICT to Vertical Industry Opportunities
  • Appendix
    • Further Reading

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