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Industry 4.0 Business Ecosystem—Decoding the New Normal

Industry 4.0 Business Ecosystem—Decoding the New Normal

With the advent of Industry 4.0 and the dawn of the Digital Enterprise, fundamental transformations are set to disrupt the competitor landscape. This impending change will be aligned with the growing end-user need for reducing costs, expanding innovation, and maximizing productivity. The result will be a grand ecosystem of companies spread across industrial automation, information and communication technology, measurement and instrumentation, and banking and financial services. This ecosystem will be marked by inter-dependency of ideas, technologies, and processes. In this insight, we try to understand the new ecosystem and its attributes across the levels of technology, services, and business models.


  • Executive Summary
    • Industry 4.0 and the End User-The Pulse that Matters
    • Industry 4.0-What Results End Users Want?
    • Industry 4.0 Production Process
  • Internet of Industrial Things-Research Program
    • Frost & Sullivan's Offering
  • Industry 4.0-The Vision
    • Key Questions this Section will Answer
    • A Brief History of Industry and Economy
    • Industry 4.0-The Vision and its Implications
    • Challenges 4.0
    • Industry 4.0 and the End-user Equation
    • Industrial Internet and Industry 4.0
    • Differentiating the "Two" Competing Parallels
    • Industrial Internet
  • The Industry 4.0 Business Ecosystem
    • Industry 4.0 Business Ecosystem
    • Industry 4.0 Business Ecosystem-Research Map
  • Demystifying Industry 4.0
    • Key Questions this Section will Answer
    • Industry 4.0-Implications for the End User
    • The End-user Move to Industry 4.0-A Strategic Perspective
    • The End-user-Supplier Equation
    • Tracking the Supplier's Transition
    • The Beginning of the End of Supplier Monopoly
    • Industry 4.0 Market Mapping-A Frost & Sullivan Approach
    • Industry 4.0 Adoption Cycle
    • Industry 4.0-Country Perspectives
    • Industry Perspective-Germany
    • Industry Perspective-The United Kingdom
    • Industry Perspective-The United States
  • Industry Convergence-A Key Business Enabler
    • Key Questions this Section will Answer
    • Industry Convergence
    • Big Data-The Anchor Point of IT-OT-Telecom Convergence
    • Industry Convergence and the Integrated Enterprise
    • The IT-OT Convergence Matrix
    • Industry Convergence-Identifying New Market Dynamics
  • The Ecosystem of Services
    • Key Questions this Section will Answer
    • Servitization-The Emerging End-user Route to Market
    • Services 2.0-The Supplier's New Paradigm
    • Supply Chain Evolution and Service Opportunities
    • Industrial Services
    • Evolving a New Supplier Roadmap
  • The New Contours of Competition
    • Key Questions this Section will Answer
    • Industry 4.0 Ecosystem-Competitor Dynamics
    • Emerging Supplier Ecosystem and Value Composition
    • Supplier Value-chain Analysis-Scenario 2020
    • The IoIT Supplier Ecosystem-A Potential Market Disruptor
    • The IoIT Value Chain-Supplier Mapping
  • The Last Word
  • Appendix
    • Partial List of Interacted Market Participants

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