The emerging category of edge computing has been steadily rising in importance and maturity, and 2020 will be the most interesting year yet for vendors and users in this exciting space. Fifty-seven percent of mobility decision-makers surveyed in the Forrester Analytics Global Business Technographics Mobility Survey, 2019, said they have edge computing on their roadmap for the next 12 months, which is significant when considering how recently edge computing arrived in the sphere of technology evolution.
So what's going to happen in 2020 for edge computing? Our inaugural predictions brief on edge computing provides a detailed analysis, but here is a sneak peek at some of the predictions:
According to our survey, the biggest benefits organizations seek from edge computing include flexibility to handle present and future artificial intelligence demands and the fact that computing at the edge avoids network latency and allows faster responses. Following this are use cases generated due to a need for edge computing to conduct complex processing that cloud can't support, fueled by the proliferation of connected devices.
Among the key takeaways of the report is that companies will step up investment in edge computing. "The Forrester Tech Tide: Compute Platforms, Q4 2019," which compares all contemporary computing platforms, lists edge computing as an invest strategy for organizations. That trend will continue in 2020. The expansion in edge computing investment is driven by the growing maturity of edge platforms, the parallel advent of supporting technologies such as 5G and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, and increasing use cases for analytics and machine learning.
To get a more detailed analysis of the five predictions we're making for edge computing in 2020, read the full report.
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This post was written by Analyst Abhijit Sunil, and originally appeared here.