Industry 4.0, the fourth revolution, calls for further digitization of factories by enriching the real world with digital information. Trends and technologies play a role to reshape the way manufacturing is organized and value is created. We see these trends and emergence of technologies:
advanced computing and connectivity, cloud computing, big data, and increase in real-time data
data analytics leading to increased business intelligence
the internet of things, the ubiquitous connection of people, things, and machines
cyber-physical systems that integrate the dynamics of the physical processes with those of the software and networking, exchange data with another, access web services, and...