Fuse Networks Blog

Technology Basics: Digital Twin

Technology Basics: Digital Twin

Simulations are a common thing in many science fiction movies. Perhaps it’s an image on a screen that dictates what could happen as the result of a particular action. Maybe it’s a simulation of a certain event. Either way, the fact remains that something like this--previously relegated only to the realm of sci-fi--has now been brought to the technology industry in the form of a digital twin.

 What is a Digital Twin?
Simply put, a digital twin is a computerized recreation for something that could be observed in the physical world. This can be either a single object or an entire system, depending on the needs of the visualizer. Companies can look at these simulations as an opportunity to learn more about what could happen to them in the future. This is particularly useful for certain industries where foresight is incredibly valuable, including healthcare and aerospace manufacturing.

Digital twins are most helpful when they allow users to predict what could happen in the real world, also known as the “physical twin.”

Pop culture shows a great example of how a digital twin can work. Recall watching A New Hope, in which the rebels of the Star Wars galaxy are analyzing the holographic plans for the Death Star. They seek a vulnerability that they can use to bring down the massive weapon. These plans can qualify as a digital twin, as they give the rebels an idea of what they can expect from the Death Star, as well as a way to judge whether or not their actions can put a dent in the Empire’s plans before actually executing it.

Real-Life Uses for Digital Twins
The rebels managed to avoid disaster thanks to their digital twin, but companies today are using them to make major leaps forward. Predictive technology and data analysis are two of the best ways that businesses can leverage digital twins. If there is a physical twin in place, analysis of the Internet of Things on your network can be used to make decisions based off of this data, all while predicting the possible outcomes.

Due to these potential outcomes, digital twins can be used to aid organizations in making decisions regarding critical processes. Think about it like this; large machines and vehicles could be created with little-to-no time invested into figuring out whether a particular construct would work or not. Repairs and upgrades could be made so much easier if the problem can be visualized, eliminating any potential risk of purchasing the wrong parts or addressing the wrong problem. The opportunities to save are endless.

The Next Best Thing
This technology is impressive to say the least, but your business might not see it as an immediately acquirable solution. You can instead make do with a proactive monitoring and maintenance solution from Fuse Networks. With this type of service, we can predict potential issues with your IT infrastructure before they come to fruition, all while addressing them to make the outcome less likely. To learn more, reach out to us at 855-GET-FUSE (438-3873).

New Communications Solutions to Move Your Business...
Managing and Maintaining Complex Networks
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Tuesday, December 11 2018

Captcha Image

Newsletter Sign Up

  • No-Spam Guarantee: We hate spam as much or more than you do and will NEVER rent, share or give your information away to anyone else. We will only use your information to communicate with you direct, and you can also remove yourself from our list at any time with a simple click..
  • Company Name *
  • First Name *
  • Last Name *

      Mobile? Grab this Article!

      QR-Code dieser Seite

      Tag Cloud

      Security Tip of the Week Technology Tech Term Best Practices Network Security Hackers Data Backup Privacy Business Computing Computer Data recovery Innovation Android Data Software Collaboration Efficiency Productivity IT Support Cybersecurity Internet User Tips Email Google Communication Mobile Device Malware IT Services Blockchain Cost Management Artificial Intelligence Cybercrime Small Business Business Management Applications Smartphone Communications Managed Service Browser Cloud Office 365 Business Technology Backup Hardware Two-factor Authentication Ransomware Passwords Access Control BDR Data Security Phishing Information Saving Money Business Mobile Device Management Maintenance Workplace Tips Mobile Devices Data Breach Vulnerability Google Maps Social Engineering Remote Monitoring Bandwidth Scam Update Gmail Disaster Recovery Apps Internet of Things Hacking Facebook Vulnerabilities Data loss Microsoft Office Tech Terms Document Management Managed IT services Cloud Computing Network Saving Time Holiday Websites Automation Bitcoin Alert Social Media Printer Smartphones Conferencing Patch Management Vendor Bluetooth Healthcare VoIP Paperless Office Customer Resource management Business Cards Regulations IT Fake News Virtual Reality Government Microchip Management eWaste VPN Proxy Server Download Microsoft Username Virtual Assistant Device security Sports Network Management Money Software License Computer Care Entertainment Augmented Reality Wireless Headphones Content Excel Virtualization Antivirus Tech Database Telephone System Support Microsoft Excel Company Culture Legal Processor Chromebook Computing Robot Data Protection Comparison Help Desk Upload Data Analysis Fuse Networks Knowledge Google Calendar Accountants Encryption Productivity Cleaning BYOD Tip of the week Downloads Term Tactics Electronic Medical Records CIO Trends Hosted Solutions Identity Theft Law Enforcement Navigation Gadgets Budget Backup and Disaster Recovery Error Specifications Vendor Management Legislation Information Technology Fileless Malware App Hard Drive User Tip Training Distributed Denial of Service Big Data Computers Managed IT Services Cortana Mobile Security Mobility Addiction Bookmark Apple Gamification Cryptocurrency Laptop WiFi Outsourced IT Users Telephone Computing Infrastructure Devices Television Website Freedom of Information Managed Service Provider Unified Communications Directions Screen Reader Hard Drive Disposal Business Continuity Google Docs Miscellaneous Equifax Service Level Agreement Nanotechnology Disaster Health IT SharePoint Downtime Audit Browsers Emails Desktop Evernote Social Network Networking Compliance Mouse NCSAM News Mobile Technology Printing Cost Spam Monitoring email scam HTML Analytics Startup Going Green Windows 10 Operating System Travel Digital Emergency Multi-factor Authentication IT Management Machine Learning project management Piracy Public Speaking Managing Stress Employer-Employee Relationship Presentation Wi-Fi Multi-Factor Security Lithium-ion battery Hard Drives Tech Support Wireless Technology 5G IBM Quick Tips Safety Search The Internet of Things Server Marketing Hacker Customer Relationship Management Competition IP Address Twitter Customer Service Regulation Printers Upgrade Mobile Office Windows 10 Hiring/Firing Domains Wireless Fun