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13 Ways Edge Computing Can Benefit Businesses

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Edge computing is another technology that businesses have started exploring along with cloud computing. It is still a fairly new technology, untested by many companies.

This technology can be used in various industries for several benefits. Here are 13 ways edge computing can benefit businesses.

1. Real-world data collection

Today, businesses depend on data. Edge computing enables businesses to aggregate data collected using IoT and use cloud services in conjunction with sensors and on-premise equipment to collect real-world data.

2. Eliminating unwanted data from the cloud

Traditionally using cloud computing technology can lead to storing excess, unwanted data in cloud storage. Edge computing can help sort this data by processing it and sending only the important data to the cloud.

3. Faster data analytics

With the help of edge computing’s local computation, you can add high levels of intelligence at an earlier stage in the data analytics process. This can make the analysis and decision-making process faster. 

4. Better security systems 

Edge computing can help decrease lower bandwidth use and increase efficiency in security systems. This is especially useful for businesses with larger, complex security systems.

5. Local, real-time retail data analysis

As edge computing drives compute as close as possible to where the data is generated, retail stores can optimize the data locally in real time. This helps businesses to make faster decisions driven by data.

6. Vivid augmented reality

Edge computing enables user engagement locally on devices that can make AR experiences more vivid and faster. This can help a lot of businesses that already use AR to transform and evolve.

7. Data closer to users

Edge computing stores data locally making it closer to the users. It makes the data easily accessible and the user more efficient.

8. Customized solutions

Edge computing serves different purposes for different people. Some people use it as a facility that holds privacy-sensitive applications and provides cloud connectivity, while some people use it as a local server to process IoT data.

9. Serving both cloud and locality

Edge computing is quickly becoming an essential technology for organizations wanting efficiency in cloud computing. It helps in reducing operational expenses for the cloud while benefiting from locality which is required for ultra-low-latency applications and benefits the applications running in the data center.

10. Lowered storage needs and operational costs

Using edge computing, for a function to be executed, the data does not have to travel to the central server. This helps in decreasing storage needs as well as operational costs while increasing efficiency. 

11. Smart manufacturing

Edge computing is the way to smart manufacturing. Using near-real-time analysis on the manufacturing floor, you can improve operational efficiency, thereby increasing margins. 

12. Better healthcare device performance and data management

Edge computing can greatly benefit healthcare IT infrastructure. It can help prevent application performance latency issues for medical device management. Healthcare data processing can be localized for faster responses and better security.

13. Efficient medical diagnosis and treatments

Using edge computing, medical IoT devices can detect abnormal changes quicker, leading to early response time. This makes the diagnosis easier and faster, and the treatment quicker.