Automation has been an intrinsic component for manufacturing ever since the launch of the first programmable logic controller in 1970. The market of automation has, since then, seen a number of new product introductions that has significantly altered the way end-users pursue product design, engineering, production and services.
Frost & Sullivan's automation research and consulting programs entails a dedicated approach to understand and foresee the future of diverse automation products across various geographies. Our market focus includes factory automation, process automation, industrial software, product lifecycle management, besides others. A list of key focus areas have been identified below.
1. Factory Automation
2. Process Automation
3. MES & Advanced Process Control
4. Industrial Services
Our work is founded on close and regular interactions with leading multi-nationals and emerging companies operating in the world of industrial automation. The objectives of our research involves from the most basic elements of market intelligence to advanced strategic work for new product introductions and Go-To market strategies, and advisory work for mergers and acquisitions.
17 Jul 2013  |  North America
The Evolving World of Automation Security Due to Advanced Persistent Threats
The study analyzes the automation security trends in North America and the changing landscape of various technologies and strategies in the market. Key go-to-market strategies followed by various solution providers are critically examined. A security strategy model is developed to provide insights for security and automation solution providers. Apa...
19 Jun 2013  |  Global
Integration of Technologies Poised to Open up a Billion Dollar Market
The global oil demand has been increasing at a near constant rate and increasing deep-sea oil and gas finds are leading to more deep-sea rigs. A growing number of ROVs per rig has resulted in a nearly 33.0 percent increase in market size and opportunity. A skewed balance between supply and demand presents significant opportunities for new market pa...
06 Sep 2013  |  North America
The Key to Sustain the Shale Boom is through Optimized Production
The United States is at the cusp of an energy revolution triggered first by the shale gas boom and now intensified by the tight oil boom. Increased production of tight oil in the US attracts more investments. In turn, as operators position themselves regarding focus, geography, land acquisitions, first oil, and compliance to regulations, they progr...
23 Jan 2014  |  North America
Varying Crude Oil Grades to Bolster Growth for Refinery Retrofits
An incremental rise in domestic crude oil production in the United States along with the potential inflow of Canadian heavier crude is poised to disrupt the dynamics of the oil and gas downstream market. As end users invest in upgrades, retrofits, and new greenfield refinery projects, there is ample opportunity for automation vendors to enhance the...
17 Feb 2014  |
Analysis of Global Automation and Control Systems (ACS) Market in the Upstream Oil and Gas (O&G) Industry
Decline in “Easy Oil” Production Drives Growth in Smart Oil Field Solutions
Abundant offshore reserves, regional requirements for energy independence, and high depletion rates in existing fields led to a growing investment climate for automation systems amongst end users in the upstream oil and gas (O&G) market. While traditional systems that facilitate control and safety across the upstream value chain continue to evolve ...
11 Dec 2013  |  Global
Five Key Building Blocks Structure the Future of Manufacturing and Production
The manufacturing and production industry is set for radical transformation spurred by 5 key forces (the cloud, Big Data, analytics, virtualization, and the Internet of Things). These technologies will sustain the future manufacturing community and ensure sustainable growth and profitability. This study investigates the impact of these forces on pr...
13 Mar 2014  |  Global
Changing Tides in Offshore Oil and Gas Production: Subsea Automation Opportunities at the Ocean Floor
Future Vision of a Subsea Factory Bolstering Growth
The abundance of global offshore oil and gas reserves encourages end users to expand exploration and production activities at deep-water and ultra-deep-water levels to ensure sustained profitability. As solution providers aim to provide integrated packaged solutions such as separation, compression, boosting, and water reinjection at the ocean floor...
09 Sep 2014  |  Global
Regional Trends Stimulate Growth, with Sustainable Profits from Installed Base-related Services
The pressing need to replicate manufacturing plants and facilities across global locations and the requirements to minimize costs associated with the downtime of production operations has resulted in end users looking for cost-effective, off-the-self manufacturing execution systems (MES) that are equipped to tackle complex environments and increase...
31 Dec 2014  |  North America
Automated Pipeline Interventions to Ensure Preventive Maintenance
This Micro Boom evaluates short term (20142016) opportunities across the midstream oil and gas value chain in North America (i.e., Canada and the United States) organized by business, growth, and profit opportunities. Key focal points of the research include investment climate for transportation and storage infrastructure and its impact for automa...
01 Mar 2013  |  Global
A Shale Gas Boom and the European Economic Slow Down Balance the Global Market
This research service covers the market scenario for the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system. Moreover, the service analyzes the SCADA architecture (hardware, software, and services) that is used for data acquisition, control, database storage, HMI (human-machine interface) or MMI (man-machine interface), communication software,...
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