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IIoT Impact Series: Process Automation

IIoT Impact Series: Process Automation

Implications of low oil price, retiring workforce, aging infrastructure, compliance pressure, and new business needs will drive market attractiveness for IIoT technologies in process industries. The convergence of IT and OT will result in the creation of advanced process applications that support real-time decision making. The influx of IIoT within process automation will transform the MAC model into an information-driven MIC approach. Legacy infrastructure will break with the increased penetration of automation and information technologies, which will, in turn, push vendors to offer managed services. Quick ROI, lack of standardization, risk of cyber threats, and integration of existing legacy assets incompatible with IIoT technologies will slow down market penetration for IIoT in process automation. This study analyzes the impact of IIoT technologies on process automation by evaluating the opportunities available in process industry verticals, along with key end-user adoption trends. From the convergence point of view, top IIoT technology trends in process automation are covered. In terms of competitive landscape, a few of the strategic initiatives by leading market participants are explored, followed by potential market penetration strategies for others.


  • Executive Summary
  • The Future of Process Automation and the Impact of IIoT
    • The Future of Process Automation
    • IIoT Technologies in Process Automation-Market Scope
    • IIoT in Process Automation-Application Overview
  • IIoT in Process Automation: Vertical Overview
    • Vertical Market Overview
    • Oil and Gas Outlook
    • Chemicals and Petrochemicals Outlook
    • Power Generation Outlook
    • Food and Beverage Outlook
    • Pharmaceuticals Outlook
    • Water and Wastewater Outlook
  • IIoT in Process Automation: Technology Overview
    • Top IIoT Technology Trends in Process Automation
    • IIoT Drives IP-addressable Devices in Process Industries
    • Process Automation Connectivity Technologies
    • Cloudification of Industrial Data and Applications
    • Big Data Analytics
  • IIoT in Process Automation: Discerning End-user Needs
    • The Need for Real-time Decision Making
    • Demand for Value Addition
    • Multi-year Corporate Agreements
    • Main Information Contractor
  • IIoT in Process Automation: Competitive Trends
    • SAP's Sensor-to-Enterprise Connectivity
    • Emerson's iOps Center
    • Rockwell Automation's Cloud Platform
    • GE's Industrial Internet Ecosystem
    • M&As in Asset Performance Management
  • IIoT in Process Automation: Potential Market Penetration Strategies
    • Strategic Partnerships
    • Managed Automation Services
  • The Last Word

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