Digital transformation and edge computing are not mutually exclusive approaches. Quite the contrary, say edge experts. Edge “is an enabler or accelerator technology” for digital transformation, says Vishnu Andhare, senior consultant with technology research and advisory firm ISG.
That’s especially true for Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives which are part of digital transformation efforts. The last mile of these projects – which are essentially distributed computing defined – used to be a bottleneck. However, when IT organizations apply edge approaches, IoT can be a real game changer. By distributing analytics and processing closer to where data is generated, enterprises can realize real-time use cases while minimizing communications costs.
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