Federal IT pros understand the challenge agencies face in trying to manage an ever-growing, increasingly complex network environment. While federal IT networks are becoming more distributed—with more devices being added all the time—the demand for security and availability is increasing as well. Yes, at some point new technologies may make networking easier and more secure; until that point, however, growing pains seem to be getting worse.
Digital twins may sound like the stuff of science fiction. Yet, digital twin technology is one of the top 10 strategic technology trends for 2018, according to research firm Gartner, Inc. Gartner® recently announced 48% of surveyed organizations working with the Internet of Things (IoT) say they are already using, or plan to use, digital twins in 2018. Gartner’s survey also indicated that adoption of digital twin technology is expected to triple by 2022.