DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 21, 2018--The "2017 Evolution of Automation Report" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Implementing machine automation is a constant and ongoing process and will ebb and flow depending on specific needs in replacing human tasks.

Currently, some machines are connected, but many are not; the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) will connect M2M (Machine-to- Machine) and machines to people. Edge computing will be used to analyze data on site for improved operations insights and cloud computing will be used for big data analysis across the enterprise.

The Growth in Plant Floor Automation and Integrated Communications is at a Pivotal Junction; New Technology is Available And Adoption is Underway

As automation technology continues to advance, manufacturers are faced with an expansive array of choices. From something as basic as upgrading an individual machine component, to more complex solutions centered around automated data collection and a robust cybersecurity package, manufacturers have many innovative solutions that can be integrated for a full view of the plant floor.

Six Trends Driving Plant Floor Automation

Lack of skilled labor, labor shortages. Global increase in product demand. Rising demand for flexible manufacturing. Producing products with consistent quality. Overall operating cost reductions. Smart machine technology and co-bots.

Six Reasons Why Automation is a Gradual Adoption Process

Utilizing data for operational improvements will take years and will require educating the industry on how to gather it, use it, store it, and apply it. With automation costs decreasing, companies of all sizes will have an easier time achieving an acceptable ROI. Disparate and legacy systems persist and need to be connected, but upgrading can be expensive. IT and OT convergence for common strategies is still emerging. (Operational technology-the hardware and software dedicated to detecting or causing changes in physical processes through direct monitoring and/or control of physical devices such as valves, pumps, etc.). Open platform standards are evolving. Cybersecurity, in a layered systems approach, will help alleviate security issues.

Key Topics Covered:

1.0 Automation Today

2.0 The Challenges

3.0 The Opportunities

4.0 The Advantages

5.0 The Solutions

6.0 The Future

7.0 Appendix

Companies Mentioned

IBM SAP Cisco Intel Digi Virtustream ZTE Rockwell Amazon Web Services Red Hat Samsung Electronics Emerson Infosys Broadcom Johnson Controls Sierra Wireless Pivotal C IoT NXP Jasper (Cisco) WIBU-Systems Eaton Silver Spring Networks Asavie B&R Industrial Automation HMS BAE Systems Accenture ThingStudio Flextronic Adaptive Wireless Balluff Orange Fuji Electric ThingLogix

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