What are your biggest concerns about edge computing?


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CEO & Founder in Software, 11 - 50 employees
It's both exciting and scary. I'm a cybersecurity practitioner and I think while we are opening new avenues, we are also opening ourselves to a lot of hurt as well. As I always say, bad actors never rest. While we are sleeping, those guys are hacking away.

Edge will introduce a lot of challenges related to security and data privacy among other things. And there will be a few big incidents before people start realizing that quantum innovation also requires some security. I’ve often said that developers are lazy and just want to get their features out. But the question is, does security keep up with the amount of innovation that is being pushed out? Because edge will open even more doors to hacking and other challenges that we are facing already.
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CEO in Manufacturing, 11 - 50 employees

Well said. There’s a whole other industry on that side and it can't be an afterthought.

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Director IT | CTO Office | Digital Factory / Industry 4.0 in Hardware, 10,001+ employees
I’m not a big fan of edge because it just creates a lot of support and overhead, especially when you're adding physical boxes everywhere. We've gone so far down the software and cloud route, which makes things a lot easier. Once you start putting in devices locally—especially in an organization like ours which spans 30 countries, 100 sites across the world, 50 different buildings and 50 different lines per building—then you have to manage and support those devices, and connect them all to a network, etc. That’s why I try to shy away from edge computing by asking the right questions to determine if we really need a subsecond performance.
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CEO in Manufacturing, 11 - 50 employees

There really needs to be a business case for it. I don't do edge just for edge, only if it's actually going to solve something.

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Director in Manufacturing, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
Increase in the number of touch points to secure, update, patch, monitor etc. more vulnerable points is rarely helpful
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VP of IT in Software, 51 - 200 employees
silicon shortage and relevant edge HW availability
insufficient computing power so far (compared to low cost PCs even)
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