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10 Ways Enterprises Can Use the Edge

Edge computing is very much a work in progress, but there are several interesting use cases at work today and more anticipated for the future. Here's a look at the possibilities.
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Utilities Improve Utility Grid Uptime

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Edge computing enables utilities to make decisions in real time to ensure reliable delivery of energy in unusual situations. For example, when a device detects a power outage, it immediately delivers concise, accurate and actionable information to the utility.

"With this information, the utility can pinpoint the extent of the outage and the location, often before the customer even reports it," said Tim Driscoll, director of information management outcomes at energy and water resource management solution provider Itron. “With this access to real-time information and the ability to respond remotely, utilities are equipped to improve grid efficiency, reliability and safety."

 

Lisa Morgan is a freelance writer who covers big data and BI for InformationWeek. She has contributed articles, reports, and other types of content to various publications and sites ranging from SD Times to the Economist Intelligent Unit. Frequent areas of coverage include ... View Full Bio

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