WSA examines the changing dynamics in the automation systems market, including technology, regulatory and business trends. It also examines how these market developments are driving demand among critical infrastructure operators for new, integrated approaches to monitoring, managing and protecting their automation systems.
One key factor is the growing control system complexity. Since most automation environments were developed over decades without a master plan, they now contain heterogeneous systems that are difficult to manage. Another factor is resource constraints; with today’s business conditions, operators are being asked to do more with less.