Marc Lankhorst

How Enterprise Architecture Supports Digital Twin Initiatives

One of the more interesting developments in the tech space taking place right now is the emergence of digital twin technology. For those of you who are not familiar with the concept of Digital Twin, allow us to elaborate.

A digital twin, as per Gartner, is “a digital representation of a real-world entity or system”. More exactly, digital twin technology provides the ability to create a virtual representation that accurately simulates (hence twin) both the physical components as well as the dynamics and behavior of how an Internet of Things device performs and functions throughout the entire duration of its lifecycle. This is achieved by collecting and interpreting vast datasets from deployed sensors in order to realize the desired sameness between the real-world element and its duplicate.

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