Smart Devices and Services Are Driving Edge Computing. Is Your Organization Ready?

By Raghu Shankar |

The fourth wave of computing is being driven by a combination of factors – organizational demands to increase revenue, profitability, and serve customers better as well as robust use cases that can be solved by the latest technology advances. The first wave of computing started with centralized mainframes, the second wave swung to distributed use of client-server-PCs, and the third wave shifted back some to centralized cloud computing. Now, the fourth wave distributes analysis & decision making nearer to sources of data and consumption of human-machine augmented services. In this blog I talk to the overall trend and key considerations.  Also, attached below is a white paper on edge computing that the Dell EMC server team commissioned through Moor Insights. – Raghu Shankar, Senior Portfolio Manager, Dell EMC