Edge Computing for Dummies

Explore the trends, challenges, solutions, and use cases of edge computing in layman’s terms.

Edge Computing for Dummies

No matter the industry, companies today are under constant pressure to optimize business performance and productivity.

Whether it’s an assembly line, an oil and gas pipeline, a water treatment plant, a retailer with multiple stores, or a pharmaceutical lab, almost every business needs to turn data into actionable results.

In addition to monitoring and control, edge computing provides the capability to collect and analyze data at or near its source, rather than sending it to a central server or cloud for processing and analysis. This capability ensures that potential problems can be quickly detected and corrected before they cause lost productivity and costly downtime.

This guide explores:

  • The trends that drive the need for edge computing
  • The challenges of edge computing and how to resolve them
  • Industry use cases of edge computing
  • How to assess your organization’s readiness for edge computing

Edge computing doesn’t replace on-premises data centers or cloud environments — it complements them. Discover how the edge can deliver the right information to the right place to enable real-time decisions and actions.

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