From the farm to the city, edge computing is proving to be valuable in data management, security, and low-latency applications.
Edge computing is gaining traction across numerous industries.
The technology enables connected devices to process data closer to where it is created — at the “edge.” This can take place either within the device itself (i.e. through sensors, motors, pumps) or close to the device, and can provide an alternative to sending data to a centralized computing location (such as the cloud) for processing. (For more on how it works, read our post on “What is edge computing?”)
This technology has huge potential to improve how information is collected, analyzed, and used to make decisions, especially in a world where efficiency in data transmission and processing is becoming increasingly crucial.
And executives are taking note: at the end of 2019, earnings call mentions of “edge computing” surpassed mentions of “cloud computing” for the first time.