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Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2018: Digital Twins

Published: 08 March 2018

ID: G00346815

Analyst(s): Marc Kerremans , David Cearley , Alfonso Velosa , Mike Walker , Brian Burke


Well-designed digital twins based on business priorities have the potential to significantly improve enterprise decision making. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders must factor digital twins into their Internet of Things architecture and strategy.

Table Of Contents


  • Why Digital Twins Is a Top 10 Trend
    • Where Digital Twins Fits in the Top 10
  • Organizations Are Already Building Digital Twins
  • The IoT Platform Expands With Digital Twins
    • Advanced Analytics and the Digital-Twin Supply Chain
  • Balance the Opportunities of Digital Twins With the Risks
  • Beyond the IoT — An Expanding and Evolving Digital Universe
  • Actions
  • Appendix: The Other Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2018

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