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Market Trends: The Need for Real-Time Insights Offers Market Opportunities in Edge Computing

Published: 24 February 2017

ID: G00322891

Analyst(s): Lauren Schwarz, Eric Goodness , Saniye Alaybeyi , Bill Maskiell, Sree Chadalavada, Santhosh Rao


Proliferation of IoT devices and the need for real-time insights are the greatest drivers of computing at the edge of the network. Technology strategic planners should extend value propositions to edge computing and accelerate product portfolios to address market expectations for edge analytics.

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Market Trend

  • Industrial IoT Verticals Represent Most of the Growing Edge Computing Market Opportunity
    • How Players React
    • Recommendations
  • The Need for Real-Time Insights Will Make Edge Computing a Requirement for Many Enterprises
    • How Players React
    • Recommendations
  • Lack of Both Awareness and Know-How Slows Edge Computing Adoption
    • How Players React
    • Recommendations
  • IoT Solution Providers Are Expected to Drive Edge Computing Adoption
  • How Players React
    • Recommendations

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