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Three Steps Needed for Successful Positioning in Industrie 4.0

Published: 30 September 2016

ID: G00313382

Analyst(s): Bettina Tratz-Ryan , Alexander Hoeppe


Increasing competition is causing technology strategic planners of Internet of Things platform and solution providers to rethink their go-to market approach. When developing Industrie 4.0 solutions, they should build on standards defined by IoT consortia to ensure a successful approach.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


  • Resolving Complexity Through Standardization and Collaboration

Impacts and Recommendations

  • The increased number of IoT and Industrie 4.0 initiatives will lead technology strategic planners of IoT platform and solution providers to correctly leverage the consortia to drive economies of scale across their portfolio
  • Composition of the ideal IoT platform will lead technology strategic planners of IoT platform and solution providers to map their portfolio to IoT and Industrie 4.0 reference models
  • Lack of agility and standards in today's platforms will require technology strategic planners of IoT platform and solution providers to coordinate and initiate any portfolio adaptations to solve real business issues

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