Is Edge Computing a transformational shift or just a fad?

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CEO in Manufacturing, 11 - 50 employees
We have 8 billion people on the planet, but by 2030, there will be 130 billion people and behind the billions of devices will be over 1 trillion sensors. For manufacturing lines that's ultimately a business problem. Right now you can process data and do other things but you have million dollar machines and things that are working and doing stuff. What else is going to happen?

What I find interesting about this trend is that edge is inevitable when it comes down to how things will get done. But the chicken and egg that I see is: what’s the business case? There will be user-driven stuff—just like when the App Store came out, no one thought there would be a million apps that you could download. So the question is: what exactly is going to happen with edge when those floodgates are opened back up? There's definitely going to be demand.
CEO & Founder in Software, 11 - 50 employees
User expectation is instant gratification with the least amount of friction. Edge needs to enable that by reducing any downtime and making sure the end user experience is awesome. If end users encounter friction, the exit rates are very high. That's what necessitates edge computing. We may not like the implementation as technical leaders but it'll continue to evolve, our mindsets will be changed and the way we handle problems will continue to evolve as well. We may not have all the answers now and it could be trial and error, but it's here to stay.
CEO in Services (non-Government), Self-employed
Transformational shift that reduces latency, friction, and time-to-decision for improved time to value. If the goal is delivering more customer, supplier or employee value faster and lower cost, edge computing provides the means to achieve the goal as value is created, capture, optimized or delivered where data is produced or consumed.
CEO in Software, 11 - 50 employees
Edge computing is the equivalent of the next internet, it will have that big of an impact on today's way of life. Only in this case the difference is instead of 1-3 per person connections to the new world (internet) driving new business opportunities, the Edge will have 10-15 devices per person. A smart home could have as many as 500 connected devices. To say Edge will be transformative is apt for sure.

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