The far-reaching impact of technology and the resulting change in the way companies are restructuring and streamlining business processes are transforming the global Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) market. Driven by the need to improve the sustainability of water utility infrastructure, the worldwide market for SCADA systems for the water & wastewater industries is expected to see above average growth over the next five years according to a new ARC Advisory Group study.
The latest SCADA systems encompass a new generation of technology components. "The current SCADA market also reflects the impact of new technology on SCADA components and cost effective communications for knowledge transfer. SCADA components are easier to integrate and provide vastly improved capabilities and functionalities, and communications are no longer limited. End users are utilizing SCADA technology for a range of operational improvement applications and linking these to business processes for a variety of purposes, both internal and external to the enterprise," according to Analyst Allen Avery, the principal author of ARC's "SCADA Systems for the Water & Wastewater Industry Worldwide Outlook".