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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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Military, Law Enforcement and Emergency Responders Gain Situational Awareness

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Military, law enforcement, and emergency responders need to understand what's happening during a given situation and be able to gather intelligence in real time.

"Edge computing brings new levels of speed and flexibility to situational awareness in the field. For example, the ability to safely and securely process video from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or robot at the edge quickly provides users with awareness of surroundings, while SaaS solutions hosted in the cloud communicate and push this data to teams so they can see operations in near-real time," said Mary Beth Hall, the director of wireless strategy at Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America.

 

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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