How cloud adoption has become essential to digital transformation

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Edge Computing Emerges as a Key Piece of Digital Transformation Infrastructure

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With the deployment of Edge computing, the technology sector is in the midst of one of its semi-regular paradigm convulsions. And like all such shifts, the motivation is competitive: offering organisations a step-change in productivity. In simple terms, Edge computing puts processing and data storage closer to the location where it is needed, delivering better response times and saving bandwidth. Currently, that work is typically done at a data centre, but for emerging applications such as autonomous driving to operate at scale, the model needs to change. Three-quarters of enterprise data is expected to be created and processed at the edge by 2025, according to Gartner, while a 2019 report by Analysys Mason suggests that enterprises will spend almost a third of their IT budgets on Edge computing over the next three years.  In research by Tech...

Digital transformation and edge computing: 7 best practices

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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. [ Get a shareable primer: How to explain edge computing in plain English.]  “The...

Edge Computing Solves Challenges Associated with Digital Transformation • Data Center Frontier

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Traditional cloud architecture makes achieving digital transformation challenging - learn how to simplify the process (Image courtesy of EdgeConneX) 54% of enterprise IT leaders say digital transformation is their #1 top priority. Cloud is one of the most important tools in the digital transformation processes. But it’s not about the infrastructure, it’s about what the cloud enables: cost efficiency/savings, delivery speed of products and/or services, value delivered to business units, and increased speed of innovation. In short, a good cloud strategy can give you a competitive...