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New ARC Research Explores Latest Market Dynamics for Distributed Control Systems

ARC Advisory Group has just completed fresh market analysis and associated research on the worldwide market for distributed control systems (DCS).  This ARC market research explores current and historical market performance and related technology and business trends, identifies leading suppliers, and provides five-year global forecasts for the distributed control systems market.  This new research is based on ARC’s industry-leading market research database, extensive primary and secondary research, and proprietary economic modeling techniques.  The research includes competitive analysis; five-year market forecasts by region, industry, hardware, software and services, sales channels, end customers, and more.  This year’s report also includes a new segmentation for new projects versus modernization and expansion projects.

This year’s report also includes a comprehensive discussion on current qualitative trends in the evolution of the DCS.  This includes the impact of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) on DCSs and the potential impact of recent end user initiatives to move to more open and interoperable process automation platforms.

Larry O’Brien, Vice President of Research, ARC Advisory Group and principal author of this study says, “ARC has been following the DCS market closely for 30 years and we believe the technology and the market are both on the verge of significant disruptions.  This is due to a combination of the intense cost pressures that owner-operators now face in major end user industries and the rapid convergence of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT).”

This new research is available in a variety of formats to meet the specific research and budgetary requirements of a wide variety of organizations.  These include:

  • Market Intelligence Workbook (Excel) – personalized spreadsheet includes up to five years of historical data in addition to the current base year market data and five-year market forecast.  This workbook enables licensed users to freely manipulate the data to make it easier to analyze the latest data for business intelligence and generate custom reports.
  • Comprehensive Market Outlook Study (PDF) – provides an executive-level summary of the current market dynamics, market forecasts, and competitive analysis, plus an overview of strategic issues.  Also includes in-depth quantitative and qualitative research into the current market, future and historical trends, plus competitive analysis.

For more information on this and other available ARC market research, go to


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