Intelligent Sensor Networks Let SMBs Maintain Supply Chain Visibility
Cloudleaf CEO, Mahesh Veerina talks with Brian Horowitz from PCMag on about how global enterprises are driving digitization of the small-and-medium businesses (SMBs). Below is a quick snippet of the original article on “7 Things SMBs Need to Know About Edge Computing.”
Edge computing is a growing trend in technology that lets companies process data closer to where it originates, and there’s a lot of data to process. Gartner Research projects there will be 20.4 billion connected things being used globally by 2020. In addition, Juniper Research forecasts the number of connected Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and devices to grow to more than 50 billion by 2022.
If you’re running a small to midsize business (SMB), then you need to start thinking about edge computing, which can eliminate latency, lower energy spending, and reduce network traffic. You face some complex decisions on how to manage and secure the data flowing in from sensors or gateways, and this process is often tied to the overall IoT architecture. When building such an architecture, here are seven things to keep in mind.