THE EMPOWERED EDGE

THE EMPOWERED EDGE

Half of enterprises will deploy edge computing by 2021
By the end of 2021, more than 50% of large enterprises will deploy at least one edge computing use case to support IoT or immersive experiences, versus less than 5% in 2019. The empowered edge refers to the shift of compute power from centralised cloud to edge devices. This allows data collection, information processing, and delivery to be placed closer to the sources of the information. The benefits are keeping traffic local to reduce latency and providing some form of autonomy for edge devices. Empowered Edge is also referred to as Device Democracy. Over the next few years, IT services at the edge will evolve rapidly.
Extending digital reach to the edge
By 2023, more than 50% of new enterprise infrastructure deployed will be at the edge rather than corporate data centres, and through 2028, there will be a steady increase in the embedding of sensor, storage, compute and advanced AI capabilities in edge devices.