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Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019: Empowered Edge

Published: 13 March 2019

ID: G00377680

Analyst(s): Brian Burke, Bob Gill , David Cearley


Expect robust hardware and software capabilities integrated into edge devices, with cloud models extending to gateways, servers and edge devices, and 5G supporting communication to and from the edge. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders must manage these increasing complexities.

Table Of Contents


  • Why Empowered Edge Is a Top 10 Trend
    • Where Empowered Edge Fits in the Top 10
  • Exploiting Advanced Capabilities at the Edge
    • Edge Computing and Cloud Computing Are Complementary Concepts
    • Communicating to the Edge — The Role of 5G
  • Actions
  • Appendix: The Other Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2019

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