Why and How to Design Digital Twins

Published: 04 September 2018 ID: G00324934

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Digital twins are proliferating in the Internet of Things and elsewhere because they are useful for many different purposes. Application leaders can use the digital twin design pattern to enable new kinds of applications and reduce the cost and complexity of IoT and other digital business systems.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • Deploy Digital Twins to Support Continuous Intelligence
    • Use Defined Interfaces to Encapsulate Digital Twin Logic and Data
    • Tailor Digital Twins to Their Particular Mission Profile
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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