When it comes to edge computing, it’s all relative

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If you're confused by what "edge computing" actually is, marketing and hype could be to blame, according to a new Forrester report. Image: iStock/chombosan According to a ForresterNow report, "The Four Edges of Edge Computing," there are four types of edge computing but there are no hard and fast divisions between them. Also, the way vendors are using the term makes it hard to discern the subtle differences. "We, as analysts, like to draw clear boundaries but, in truth, real life is much messier," said Brian Hopkins, Forrester's vice president of Emerging Tech Portfolio and report's author. "It's best to think about the edges not as strictly physical division of a network but as broad...