Industrial Automation & Sensors


Digitalization and the Internet of Things―the primary catalysts of the industrial revolution known as Industry 4.0―have enabled manufacturers to dramatically increase profitability by realizing unprecedented levels of production efficiency and flexibility, supply chain control, and worker safety. Further enabled by the increasing maturity of analytics solutions and advances in cloud- and cognitive-computing, Industry 4.0 will eventually lead to an era in which smart manufacturing and other advanced techniques are ubiquitous. As this transition gradually unfolds, today’s automation technology suppliers must continually adapt to manufacturers’ evolving product selection, deployment, and management requirements. VDC’s multi-decade coverage of key automation technology markets―including sensors, data acquisition solutions, control platforms, networking components, and industrial security―enables us to provide our clients with unparalleled insight into the changing needs of the global process and manufacturing markets.


Featured Reports

Industrial Cybersecurity Software and Services

As high-profile breaches make headlines and raise awareness across all areas of industry, industrial organizations...

Industrial Networking Infrastructure Components

Industry 4.0 makes it possible for industrial organizations to dramatically increase profitability by realizing...

Industrial Automation and Sensors Survey

This report analyzes key trends that we derive from our annual survey of engineers and other technical...

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Featured Blog Posts

Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack Highlights Unpreparedness of Critical Infrastructure Operators

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AMETEK Bolsters Presence in Process Instrumentation Market with Acquisition of Magnetrol

AMETEK announced on Monday that it had acquired Magnetrol International and two other companies―Crank...


Industrial Modernization Projects Drive Industrial Networking Market in Growing Economies

Industry 4.0 makes it possible for industrial organizations to dramatically increase...


Microsoft Acquisition of CyberX Reinforces IoT Commitment

Following months of speculation, Microsoft, announced on Monday its acquisition of CyberX, a cybersecurity startup that provides a continuous...