Globally, organizations are frantically looking for a way to navigate through the challenges posed by COVID-19. Companies are now turning towards technology and digital transformation to adjust themselves to the new normal. Senior Partner and Global Intelligent Connected Operations Leader for IBM GBS, Skip Snyder has stated that the edge computing must be taken into consideration for enabling technology. The term edge was derived from its ability to use increased bandwidth, processing power, and artificial intelligence at the network's edge. This is the point where the data is acquired, and actions are taken instead of transferring large volumes of data to the on-premise data center or a cloud for processing. According to the recent study conducted by IBM, the company looked at more than 1,500 key executives all over the world and identified that global leaders see value in edge computing.
Extracts from the report suggest that more than 90% of the respondents speculate about implementing edge computing within the next five years. When the executives were surveyed for the study, all the benefits in regards to edge computing were highlighted. This includes operational responsiveness too. Organizations must use the technology's advantages to adjust to the new normal and learn to operate in uncharted territory.