In the 1980s and 1990s industrial productivity experienced a surge. However, since then industrial companies have experienced a steady decline in efficiency. This is where digital industrial transformation comes in. DATAVERSITY brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “Internet of Things vs. Edge Computing: Processing Real-Time Data.”

Using technology innovations, industrial companies are beginning to drive new levels of performance and productivity. And while cloud computing is a major enabler of industrial transformation, edge computing is rapidly becoming a key part of the Internet of Things (IoT) equation to accelerate digital transformation.

Edge computing is not a new concept, but several trends have come together to create an opportunity to help organizations turn massive amounts of machine-based data into actionable intelligence closer to the source of the data.

In edge computing, data is processed near the data source or at the “edge of the network” while in a typical cloud environment, data processing happens in a centralized data storage location.

Melody K. Smith

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