I’ve got a great deal for ya. I’ll sell you this high-end laptop for $5. Amazing, right? But the power cord — that’ll cost you $3,000.
It’s an old trope, but there’s a lesson to be learned. A product is only as good as the sum of all its parts. What good is an exotic European sports car if the tires have no air? Why bother with a 4K monitor if you’re only using it to play back your old VHS tapes from the ’90s? In manufacturing, why would you gather petabytes of data without a way to contextualize it all?
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