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Infographic: Understanding Edge Computing

A rapidly evolving and growing trend that addresses the growing need for processing

Expert(s): Thomas Bittman

Edge computing is a nascent, confusing trend that will complement cloud computing for nearly every enterprise by 2025.

Most enterprises have a robust cloud computing strategy focused on modernizing for a more agile and scalable back office. But digital business requires more — it requires an agile and real-time front office, at the “edge,” where customers, employees, assets and equipment interact with each other and the enterprise.

In this research, we explore:

  • What is edge computing?
  • Where is edge computing?
  • Why edge computing?
  • How is edge computing used?

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