Exploring data at The Edge

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In case you haven’t noticed, data has become much more “edgy”. That’s not a statement about its attitude, but rather a reflection on its source. After 34 years in technology marketing I constantly wonder if certain hype curves are simply rehashed trends. Just as many people used to ask, “Can you explain this client-server thing […]

The essential edge to leveraging IoT data

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is creating unprecedented amounts of digital data that enterprises can use to learn more about customers, monitor network and equipment performance, optimize processes, and enable machine-to-machine communications. But that treasure trove of digital data also creates huge management, security, and cost concerns for enterprise IT professionals, whether their organizations are […]

Expecting autonomous cars by 2025? We’ll need edge computing and a few other enabling technologies

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In politics, the principle of subsidiarity is an organizing principle that recommends handling matters at the most immediate or local level consistent with their resolution, rather than rely on a centralized authority. How do these apply to decision-making in autonomous vehicles (AVs)? I would argue that edge computing – essentially, decentralized decision-making — will increase […]

Through the fog smartly: Unleashing the power of IoT

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It took a few years, but most enterprise professionals these days now have a firm understanding of cloud computing, how it works, and what it can do for an organization or individual. All of which should make it easier to grasp the idea behind — and the benefits that can derived from — fog computing. […]