As the number of connected devices and resultant data generated continues to grow exponentially, manufacturers are looking to new methods to process these huge volumes of information. Traditionally, this data has been processed in the cloud, but as the volume has increased, so too has the challenge of shifting it all to a remote server, analysing it and returning the actionable information back to the device. Cloud computing is suitable for infrequent data transfer – much like the way the average consumer may use DropBox or Flickr for instance, to upload files occasionally. It is not as suitable for real-time insight and data processing; which is why new methodologies, such as edge computing, are coming to the fore.
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