A recent survey of system integrators jointly conducted by J.P. Morgan and the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) indicates a positive outlook for the automation industry in 2013.
Nearly 1,800 automation and control professionals were surveyed across industries including automotive, oil and gas, and energy. Of those surveyed, 69 percent expect revenue growth this year and 85 percent believe that the demand for integration services will increase or remain steady in 2013. More than 70 percent indicated that delayed or cancelled projects will resume if there is no negative change in economic trends. According to the CSIA, these results show that companies continue to look at automation as a way to increase productivity and therefore system integrators will be key in meeting pent-up demand for these services.
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