Gartner Research

Industrie 4.0 — The Ten Things the CIO Needs to Know

Published: 30 October 2014

ID: G00270283

Analyst(s): Simon Jacobson , Bettina Tratz-Ryan , Stephen Prentice


Industrie 4.0 is a German-Government-sponsored vision for advanced manufacturing. However, the scope of coverage and increasing awareness in other regions gives rise to considerable confusion. Here are the basics every CIO needs to know.

Table Of Contents


  • 1 What Is Industrie 4.0?
  • 2 What Is Gartner's Position on Industrie 4.0?
  • 3 What Does Industrie 4.0 Include?
  • 4 Is Industrie 4.0 Confined to Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH)?
  • 5 Is Industrie 4.0 Relevant Only for Manufacturing Companies?
  • 6 What Other Initiatives and Processes Will Industrie 4.0 Impact?
  • 7 What Vendors Are Playing a Significant Role in Industrie 4.0?
  • 8 What Should CIOs Do About Industrie 4.0?
  • 9 What Will Be the Key Challenges of Industrie 4.0?
  • (10) How Is Gartner Addressing Industrie 4.0?

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