Enterprises in every industry are looking for ways to improve productivity, efficiency, and experiences: retailers want to provide seamless omnichannel interaction with customers; farmers need more automation in the field or facilities for enhanced crop yield; and healthcare providers must deliver more effective and efficient patient care. Enter edge computing. At the edge, retailers can offer frictionless customer experiences through use cases such as foot traffic insights and queue management. Farmers can use autonomous equipment with sensors to deliver precise crop management, while distributors and grocers can preserve the fresh flavor and color of produce until it reaches the customer. Healthcare providers can employ remote monitoring and device management to improve patient care and outcomes.
Extending enterprise use cases and applications to capitalize on data at the edge is no longer a novelty. It is a strategic imperative for enterprises of every size to build and sustain a competitive advantage.