Industrial Automation & Sensors Reports




2024 i2 Reports

Industrial machine health solutions, such as those for asset performance management, condition monitoring, and preventative/predictive maintenance, have emerged as critical tools in maximizing industrial organizations’ productivity, operational efficiency, and optimization…

Visit the Industrial Machine Health Solutions 2024 Research Outline page to learn more.


As Industrial IoT opportunities abound, the need for robust cybersecurity measures has never been greater. This report provides detailed analysis and research-driven commentary on the market for industrial cybersecurity software & services, featuring granular market size models and five-year forecasts…

Visit the Industrial Cybersecurity Software & Services 2024 Research Outline page to learn more.


The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a global phenomenon rife with opportunity. By connecting industrial systems and analyzing the data, we are building a world in which industrial organizations can attain unprecedented levels of operational control, efficiency, production, and safety.

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The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a global phenomenon rife with opportunity. By connecting industrial systems and analyzing the data, we are building a world in which industrial organizations can attain unprecedented levels of operational control, efficiency, production, and safety.

Visit the Industrial Automation & Sensors Research Agenda page to learn more.


This research program will include expert commentary and strategic insights on industrial IoT‑related products, solutions, and services.

Visit the The Global Market for Industrial IoT Platforms page to learn more.


2023 i2 Reports

The global market for process level measurement is constantly evolving as newer technologies such as laser, radar, and ultrasonic receive sustained interest and investment from the world’s largest industrial automation suppliers.

Visit the The Global Market for Level Measurement page to learn more.


The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a global phenomenon rife with opportunity. By connecting industrial systems and analyzing the data they produce, we are building a world in which industrial organizations can attain unprecedented levels of operational control, efficiency, production, and safety.

Visit the Industrial IoT Platforms Research Outline 2023 page to learn more.


Cybersecurity is critical for industrial systems due to the potentially life‑threatening consequences of system failures combined with the financial and operational implications of stopped manufacturing lines. This report provides highlights from our annual survey, features granular market segmentations, and includes actionable insights to help you make strategic decisions into 2023.

Visit the Industrial Cybersecurity Software & Services page to learn more.


2022 i2 Reports

This research provides deep‑dive analysis on demand‑side industrial trends derived from our annual survey of industrial engineers, managers, and decision‑makers. We address major themes such as vendor ratings, device development, technology adoption trends, and strategies for capitalizing on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Visit the 2022 Industrial Automation & Sensors Survey Dataset & Analysis page to learn more.


As high‑profile breaches make headlines and raise awareness across all areas of industry, industrial organizations have become increasingly proactive in addressing OT security, mindful of the potentially catastrophic consequences of a breach.

Visit the Industrial Cybersecurity Software & Services 2022 Research Outline page to learn more.


Data acquisition (DAQ) solutions – external chassis and modules, plug‑in analog I/O boards, and DAQ software – are used to convert physically or electrically measured signals such as temperature or pressure into digital output suitable for computer processing.

Visit the 2022 Data Acquisition Technologies page to learn more.



2021 i2 Reports

As high-profile breaches make headlines and raise awareness across all areas of industry, industrial organizations have become increasingly proactive in addressing OT security, mindful of the potentially catastrophic consequences of a breach.

Visit the Industrial Cybersecurity Software & Services page to learn more.


Industry 4.0 makes it possible for industrial organizations to dramatically increase profitability by realizing unprecedented levels of production efficiency and flexibility, supply chain control, and worker safety. To attain these goals, however, operators must have secure, timely access to data that is accurate, relevant, and usable.

Visit the The Global Market for Industrial Networking Infrastructure Components page to learn more.


2020 i2 Reports

This report analyzes key trends that we derive from our annual survey of engineers and other technical professionals, managers, and decision‑makers in industrial organizations. The survey addresses major topics such as industrial networking, industrial cybersecurity, strategies for addressing the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and more.

Visit the Industrial Automation and Sensors Survey page to learn more.


The burgeoning market for Industrial IoT platforms reached nearly $600M in global revenue in 2019, and will continue to gain momentum through the end of the forecast period, though at a more subdued pace than we may have expected prior to the global outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Visit the Industrial IoT Platforms page to learn more.


2019 i2 Reports





2018 i2 Reports

This report analyzes key trends that we derive from our annual survey of engineers and other technical professionals, managers, and decision-makers in industrial organizations.

Visit the Industrial Automation & Sensors Survey Dataset & Analysis page to learn more.


The automotive industry has experienced an explosion of interest, funding, and activity in the past few years as vendors have started to piece together new platforms for high‑end autonomous vehicles.

Visit the The Global Market for Electromechanical Pressure Switches page to learn more.


2017 i2 Reports

 

2024 VDC Views

While IoT, embedded, and industrial markets saw dramatic growth and change over the past twelve months, the year ahead is set to redefine how computing products and solutions are designed, developed, and brought to market. This View highlights a variety of these emerging themes and trends that will help shape hardware and software markets in 2024 and beyond.

Visit the 2024 IoT, Embedded & Industrial Technology Predictions page to learn more.


IoT, embedded and industrial markets have undergone a dramatic transformation over the past couple of years, with new trends emerging to drive further innovation and change.

Visit the 2023 IoT, Embedded & Industrial Technologies Predictions page to learn more.


VDC Research recognizes the top vendors of industrial IoT solutions with the 2022 “Platinum” and “Gold” vendor favorability awards. These award winners have helped their customers begin to harness the vast potential of the IIoT, and will be instrumental in the continued digitization of industry as a whole.

Visit the 2022 Industrial Automation & Sensors Vendor Awards page to learn more.


VDC Research recognizes the top vendors of industrial IoT solutions with the 2020 “Platinum” and “Gold” vendor favorability awards. These award winners have helped their customers begin to harness the vast potential of the IIoT, and will be instrumental in the continued digitization of industry as a whole.

Visit the 2020 Industrial IoT Vendor Awards page to learn more.


Every year at the CES trade show, we see the state of numerous technologies progressing along their development trajectories and market acceptance curves.

Visit the Reactions from Sensors Expo, Embedded Technologies Expo page to learn more.


Though still in its infancy, Time‑Sensitive Networking (TSN) is widely considered the future of industrial networking. TSN is a set of standards under the governance of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Standards Association intended to ensure the time‑sensitive transmission of mission‑critical data over Ethernet networks.

Visit the TSN Is the Future of Industrial Networking, But Who Will Take Us There? page to learn more.

Hannover Messe 2018 took place from April 23rd through April 27th at the Hannover Fairground in Hannover, Germany, and was held in conjuction with CeMAT 2018, a trade fair centering on intralogistics and supply chain management. This year’s show drew approximately 210,000 attendees and featured 5,000 exhibitors from 75 countries including the 2018 official partner country, Mexico.

Visit the Reactions from Hannover Messe 2018 page to learn more.