Edge computing can enable everything from connected cars and smartwatches to glucose monitors and cashier-less retail. But not everyone understands why the average organization should care – leaving IT leaders with some explaining to do.
Edge has momentum right now as a trend: As George Burns III, senior consultant for cloud operations at SPR, says, “The edge is where the action is right now.” In a recent IDC survey, 73 percent of respondents viewed edge as a strategic investment, while another 17 percent said edge is required by business operations.
"Edge computing brings the data and the compute closest to the point of interaction."
Red Hat chief technology strategist E.G. Nadhan offers a plain-terms way to start the conversation with colleagues or customers about why edge matters: “For edge devices to be smart, they need to...