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Four Best Practices to Avoid Digital Twin Failures

Published: 12 September 2017

ID: G00331611

Analyst(s): Andrew Stevens , Alexander Hoeppe , Marc Halpern


Digital twin hype is high, and the potential benefits are great. But creating and maintaining digital twins can be risky and difficult. CIOs can minimize risks so digital twins enhance the ability to deliver and maintain products, facilities and systems that delight customers and enhance business.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Involve the Entire Product Value Chain
  • Establish Well-Documented Practices for Constructing and Modifying the Models
    • Case Study 1 — Defense Supplier Adopts Modeling Best Practices
  • Include Data From Many Sources
    • Case Study 2 — Using Digital Twins for Increasingly Complex Simulations
  • Ensure Long Access Life Cycles

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