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Edge Computing Index: From Edge to Enterprise

About this paper

In late 2017, Futurum Research surveyed over 500 North American companies ranging from 500 to 50,000 employees and asked them to share their thoughts about edge computing in 2018 and beyond. The survey was interested primarily in identifying attitudes toward edge computing, adoption and deployment data, investment intent, and any trends or points of friction. All respondents in the survey exert influence on edge computing investment decisions.

This report, sponsored by Cisco and SAS, outlines the study’s findings. The study defines edge computing this way: "Unlike Cloud Computing, which depends on data centers and communication bandwidth to process and analyze data, Edge Computing keeps processing and analysis near the edge of a network, where the data was initially collected."

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