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Pushing closer to the edge: Why an edge computing strategy is key for 2019 and beyond

January 17, 2019 / Patrick Hubbard

Analysis Whether typical end users know it or not, they are well and truly entrenched in the cloud computing era. Despite having more memory, drive space, and CPU horsepower on our personal PCs than ever, we increasingly use them to access centralised services such as Dropbox, Gmail, Office 365, and Slack. Smart devices like Amazon Echo, Google Chromecast, and Apple TV wouldn’t even be possible without content and intelligence made possible by the power and scale of cloud. From infrastructure to hosting, machine learning to computer power, the majority of companies in the world today now rely on an oligopoly of cloud providers: Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google GCP, and IBM Cloud.