Interesting to relate this to the same changes in Services, especially Financial Services. The platforms do not constrain the design of overall systems- in fact the opposite.
Automation technology has reached the point in which these platforms can perfectly fit the financial operations and businesses
The more I started investigating, the more I believed something truly significant was happening. I felt the large number of initiatives was signaling that the automation platforms might be going through a fundamental change. More detailed research confirmed my suspicions. I found the technology that underpins the design of industrial automation systems has reached a point at which the technology itself does not significantly constrain the design of the systems as it has in the past.