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Use 4 Building Blocks for Successful Digital Twin Design

Published: 09 June 2020

ID: G00466264

Analyst(s): Benoit Lheureux , Yefim Natis , Alfonso Velosa , Marc Halpern


Digital twins are an emerging class of enterprise software that generate insights about the state of things in order to produce actionable insights and better business outcomes. To fully benefit from digital twins, application leaders should design them with four essential building blocks.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Use the Four-Block Gartner Digital Twin Reference Model as a Guide to Consistent and Successful Digital Twin Design
    • Digital Twin Reference Model — Four Major Building Blocks
    • Digital Twin Reference Model — Additional Technical Elements
    • Putting It All Together

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