No matter the industry, companies today are under constant pressure to optimize business performance and productivity. Whether it’s an assembly line, an oil and gas pipeline, a water treatment plant, a retailer with multiple stores, or a pharmaceutical lab, almost every business needs to turn data into actionable results.
In addition to monitoring and control, edge computing provides the capability to collect and analyze data at or near its source, rather than sending it to a central server or cloud for processing and analysis.
This capability ensures that potential problems can be quickly detected and corrected before they cause lost productivity and costly downtime. Edge computing doesn’t replace on premises data centers or cloud environments — it complements them.