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Distributed Ledger Enabled Internet of Things Platforms: Symbiosis Evaluation: Volume II

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  • Ferdinand-Steinbeis-Institut
  • Ferdinand-Steinbeis-Institut
  • Ferdinand-Steinbeis-Institut
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With the emergence of Internet platforms in the manufacturing domain, new implications have evolved for existing businesses which force them to find new business areas or adapt their products and services in order to create added value. Furthermore, generic platforms build on these domain specific platforms to offer services across business areas, which creates additional disruption potential. Manufacturing companies need to decide if they are to develop their own platform in order to connect machines on the shop floor to the internet or to other domains. Some of the requirements that appear for such platforms in the Internet of Things are explained in this chapter. Based on these requirements, technology classifications are thus designed.

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