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Enterprise Digital Twin - Visualise an Enterprise in Motion

The concept of a digital twin has been around for over 15 years and was named one of Gartner’s Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2017. The Internet of Things (IoT) has helped to not only drive the creation of digital twins but make it affordable and accessible to many more businesses.

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Think of a digital twin as a bridge between the physical and digital world; a digital representation of a process, product or service.

The twin is constructed so that it can receive input from sensors gathering data from a real-world counterpart. This allows the twin to simulate the physical object in real time, in the process offering insights into performance and potential problems. 

By creating a digital twin, the opportunity to improve operations, increase efficiency or discover an issue are all possible before launching new products or systems to the real world where it becomes more expensive and complicated to fix any problems. The lessons learned from the digital twin can then be applied to the original system with much less risk and a lot more return on investment.

Enterprise Digital Twin - Visualise an enterprise in motion

Digital twins are now being introduced across all lines of business as an 'Enterprise Digital Twin' that represents the business operating model, enabling you to identify where you are today and where you want to be tomorrow. Visualising your enterprise in motion, makes your company more manageable and more adaptive to change, particularly within complex digital business transformations. 

Businesses are under pressure to digitally transform and new technology and a new approach is vital for improving agility within enterprise. We are working with Thought Leader and digital transformation expert, Craig Wallace at CGI to support organisations achieve excellence and move to an insight-driven agile operating model. 

Using a more dynamic platform such as SharpCloud will allow you to operate fast and connected. Your enterprise digital twin becomes your ideal operational model - one that is highly connected and insight-driven, making your processes transparent and agile. Boosting innovation and spotlighting differentiation will bridge the gap between your strategy and operations.

  • Design and implement digital business transformation roadmaps
  • Highlight and coordinate the critical interdependencies between people, processes and IT within complex digital business transformations
  • Test changes before you implement them across your operations

Rethinking how you operate your business within a digital environment is key to your long-term success. Lessons are learned and opportunities are uncovered within the virtual environment that can be applied to the physical world — ultimately to transform your business.

Rethinking how things get done, part 4: Moving to an agile operating model - Craig Wallace, Vice-President, Digital Transformation Global Lead


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