As computing becomes increasingly more data driven, what come next for enterprise IT? Trends such as the Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning and the collective digital world are now exposing cloud computing limitations as more issues arise due to high traffic and latency problems. All the connected devices between people and things have marketers realizing that consuming and processing data is influenced at the point of consumption. Therefore, opportunities exist at the point of consumption to market services within real-time interactions and decisions which drives the need for the edge computing layer to run closer to the data sources.
In addition to IoT, traditional business applications will start to benefit from reducing the amount of data that flows back and forth between the data center and the public cloud. Edge computing could complement cloud function services by enabling IT to retain sensitive data on-premises and pre-processing data while still taking advantage of the elasticity offered by the public cloud. With everything becoming a source of data and the growth of instant data analysis requirements gathering, combining and correlating these data sets will help unlock new insights for what’s next in enterprise IT. Read full article here.