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Don’t fall off the edge – why IoT still needs the cloud

Oct 25, 2018

What does edge computing and IoT mean to you? Temperature probes monitoring crops? Micro drones monitoring wind speed in the atmosphere? Electronic GPS trackers embedded within your boxed shipments? Refrigerators that tell you when you need a gallon of milk? Fully automated homes with magical lighting and security systems? When we hear about the Internet of Things (IoT) and the whole field of edge computing, many people think of these novel and rather futurist use cases. But we don’t have to look that far in order to see our world already full of interconnected devices on the ‘edge’ of the cloud. It’s a reality today:

  • A Point-of-Sale device at your brick-and-mortar store;
  • The package scanner used by any delivery service;
  • A mobile app to order ahead your cup of coffee or donut;
  • Even your web browser that is running more and more sophisticated applications closer to the end user.



Lee Atchison