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Edge computing and IoT opportunities

How about a dose of edge computing?

Aruba has released their report assessing the implications of the shift in data processing from the cloud to the edge, and report on six key findings.

  • A growing urgency – Eighty-two percent of ITDMs describe their need for an integrated system at the edge as “very” or “somewhat” urgent.
  • Satisfaction: 96% report already using edge technologies, and they are getting benefits
  • There’s a divide – Those with deployment are reporting insights and value, but another group are only piloting or planning pilots
  • APAC is ahead – leading EMEA and the Americas
  • There’s a skills barrier – 93% report lacking the skills to unlock the data
  • Security is a concern – 57% are reporting the devices will make their business more vulnerable.

Meanwhile, a new report focuses on the use of IoT (and edge computing) in Federal Agencies.

Quoting the New Stack:

Monitoring and controlling equipment is the most common IoT use case among the 90 U.S. government agencies surveyed. These use cases are similar to the industrial IoT (IIoT) trend, which at its core is about operational technology (OT) systems getting connected networks. The second most common use case is access control, which is basically using something like a fingerprint or retina scanner to provide access to a building. Third on the list is tracking physical assets such as a fleet of cars or equipment, with 31% of the agencies surveyed currently using it.

And like the Aurba report, security is an issue – 36% of respondents reported cybersecurity as challenging.

Why do we care?

Plenty of opportunity to be mined here, at all levels – from big government agencies to small commercial businesses.    Bringing skills to bear and bringing expertise in.  There’s the universal security thread that permeates everything technology lately here too.

That said, it’s not all sunshine and rainbows.   With that much of a skills barrier and security concerns, there is investment to be made to get that return.

Source: Channel Futures

Source: The New Stack