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CIMdata’s roots go back to computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM), a concept from the 1970s where computers control the entire manufacturing process. While some large companies invested heavily, much of the CIM vision went unrealized. Fast forward to today, where sensors, computing, and communication devices are bountiful and cheap, and the new vision is Industry 4.0, a concept that started in Germany in 2011 and is now embraced around the world. Beyond adoption by industry, it is embodied in national initiatives in China (Made in China 2025), India (Make in India), and many other countries.