Ask the experts: Edge computing
Dennis Lauwers, IBM distinguished engineer for hybrid cloud EMEA, explains what edge computing is and how it can be of use to financial services
by Bethan Rees
What is edge computing and how does it work?
Edge computing refers to capturing, storing, processing and analysing data where it is generated, instead of in a central location. This significantly reduces what we call ‘latency’ – the delay caused by sending data to and from a distant location to be processed. In turn, this can deliver strong business benefits, including faster insights, improved response times and better bandwidth availability.
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