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Debunking Myths and Misconceptions About Industrie 4.0

Published: 18 October 2017

ID: G00342061

Analyst(s): Alexander Hoeppe


Misunderstandings, false perceptions and prejudices regarding the vision of Industrie 4.0 result in a lot of untapped potential. CIOs must test and validate three "myth conception" assumptions against their current initiatives to generate maximum business value from Industrie 4.0.

Table Of Contents


  • Myth 1: Industrie 4.0 Is a Technical Approach and Nothing More Than Industrial IoT
  • Myth 2: Industrie 4.0 Mainly Addresses Smart Factory and Production-Centric Use Cases
  • Myth 3: The German Consortium Plattform Industrie 4.0 Provides Complete Standards for Industrie 4.0

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