Edge computing integral to unlocking future biz innovations: Intel report

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Businesses are realizing that edge computing is integral to driving operational efficiencies and unlocking future innovations, according to an Intel report that provides insight into the now, new and next of edge computing across key industries. Edge computing is a distributed IT architecture where computing (collecting, storing, processing and analysing data) takes place at or near the data source. This improves bandwidth availability, insights, response time and ultimately customer experience. In the COVID-19 era, unprecedented volumes of critical business data is being generated but many organizations are facing very real data processing challenges. As per the Intel report, 76% stated that identifying "the ideal location" for data processing is a challenge. Edge computing can play a major role in addressing these challenges,...

Dell Jumps Head First Into Consumption-Based Computing With APEX

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Dell Tech World came and went last night. Front and center was APEX, the company's consumption-based offering that enables companies of all sizes to consume IT infrastructure and solutions in a cloud-like fashion. Pay for what you use, with no capital outlay.  During the launch of APEX back in October of last year, Michael Dell proclaimed that this consumption-based model was the future for Dell and its customers. Meaning, all products and services would be offered through this consumption-based model – a direction that many of Dell's competitors appear to be heading.  Given Dell's previous statements, it should be no surprise that APEX dominated Dell Tech World. But the question remains – does APEX deliver on the promise of simplicity, agility, and control? And is the market ready for such products? First, a primer – what is APEX...

Intel Labs Moving Mountains With Neuromorphic Computing And Photonics Technologies

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Director of Intel's Neuromorphic Computing Lab, Rich Uhlig. Screenshot from event keynote. Intel While the industry loves to combine “R&D” and we see this in every tech company’s P&L, research and development are very different. Research is high risk, market making investments and discoveries that are unattached to products. Development is applying that research and other’s IP to create an end product or services. Development is less risky. Very few companies do research, and Intel has had a heritage in research for decades. One of the most exciting aspects of working as a tech analyst is, quite frankly, being one of the first to learn of these new, research-driven, cutting-edge technologies coming down the pipeline in the not-so-distant future—from the expected to the truly mind-boggling. As such, I always look...

10 Future Cloud Computing Trends To Watch In 2021

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Cloud computing, which underpinned the world’s economy, global supply chains and remote workforces during the coronavirus pandemic, will continue to be an essential target for organizations looking for increased scalability, business continuity and cost efficiency in 2021. “The effects of COVID-19 will linger throughout 2021, as businesses will look to lay a foundation for increased agility,” said Dustin Milberg, field chief technology officer for cloud services at InterVision, a Santa Clara, Calif.-based IT service provider and AWS Premier Consulting Partner. “Cloud will take a key focus in this goal, given its benefits of improved accessibility, scalability and flexibility.” But those companies who view cloud as a journey and not a destination will see more success, according to Milberg. “This is because simply ‘getting to the...