Robert High, VP and CTO of Edge Computing, IBM: On Industry 4.0, Mayflower, mesh networks, and tackling global challenges

Robert High is an IBM fellow serving as the company’s CTO of edge computing. We tapped High’s decades of technical leadership – spanning core IBM initiatives like Watson – to gain an insight into the future of edge computing and how it can improve our lives and help to tackle some of the biggest global challenges.

The world is currently entering the fourth industrial revolution (or so-called ‘Industry 4.0’) thanks to converging technologies...

Fernando Cerioni, VP of Product Management, Mavenir: On the convergence of edge computing, AI, and OpenRAN

Fernando Cerioni, VP of Product Management at Mavenir, is hosting a day one keynote at this year’s virtual Edge Computing Expo Europe.

Ahead of the event, we caught up with Cerioni to get his views on the industry and the role that Mavenir is playing in unlocking the full potential of edge computing for businesses globally.

Edge computing is not a new concept. In fact, its origins can be traced back to the 1990s when...

Intel explores edge rationale for retail, healthcare and industrial spaces

Another day, another report exploring the benefits of the edge and how organisations are behind the curve in making it happen.

The report from Intel, 'The Edge Outlook', looks at four industries and how edge computing will benefit: retail, industrial, healthcare, and telecoms.

Overall, more than three quarters (76%) of those polled said that identifying 'the ideal location' for data process was a challenge. The report, citing Intel's own examples, looks to guide IT...

Hivecell and DataRobot partner for enterprises to deploy AI at the edge

Hivecell, a provider of 'edge as a service' technologies, has teamed up with enterprise AI platform DataRobot to help process machine learning (ML) models closer to the edge.

The two companies will combine the DataRobot platform, which 'democratises data science and drives automated decision intelligence', with Hivecell's scalable infrastructure.

The combined benefit will be primarily focused around efficiency and cost. Organisations will be able to deploy on-premise...

Eclipse Foundation’s ioFog 2.0 claimed as ‘true EdgeOps edge-to-cloud’ path

The Eclipse ioFog project, part of the Eclipse Foundation, has released ioFog 2.0, which focuses on deploying and orchestrating containerised cloud applications to the edge.

Eclipse ioFog is concerned more widely with bringing cloud-native architectures, such as Kubernetes, to the edge, therefore enabling developers to manage, orchestrate and deploy microservices to any edge device in the same way they would for cloud-based infrastructure.

The latest iteration, featuring...

Sensory brings edge voice assistance to smart devices

Sensory is countering the security threat posed by unnecessarily connecting every “thing” to the internet with an edge voice assistant.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is unlocking huge new opportunities and helping to improve efficiency and increase productivity. IDC estimates (PDF) that around 152,200 IoT devices will connect every minute by 2025.

Many devices still require internet connectivity, but a large number connect – with all the security and privacy risks...

How Stream Analyze is looking towards the edge and beyond ‘stale data’ to make AI happen everywhere

Stream Analyze, headquartered in Sweden, describes itself as a provider of 'AI everywhere' technology. The company's story is a fascinating one - and it is using edge computing to deliver on its promise.

Co-founders Tore Risch, Erik Zeitler and Jan Nilsson joined forces in 2015 with the mission of turning Risch and Zeitler's research around real-time data analysis into a product.

The company takes up the story. "Initially, the computing was hosted in the cloud, in...

Cloudflare and NVIDIA team up to bring AI to the edge at scale

Cloudflare, the network which holds up a sizeable chunk of the Internet, and GPU and chip giant NVIDIA, have announced a collaboration aimed towards deploying artificial intelligence (AI) at the edge.

The 'AI at the edge' partnership looks to combine the former for NVIDIA and the latter for Cloudflare. The result will be a 'massive platform on which developers can deploy applications that use pre-trained or custom machine learning models in seconds.'

The companies...

LGN secures $2 million in funding to take AI out to the edge

LGN, a provider of 'edge AI' technology, has secured $2 million (£1.4m) to expand its reach, bolster product development and hiring.

The company, based in the UK, US and Croatia, is firmly of the belief that, like many technologies, comparing performance in lab conditions to that in the wild is a fool's errand. The company's software products allow edge AI systems to operate with resiliency, and at scale, in real world conditions.

There are four product lines for the...

Analysing edge computing’s potential for exponential growth – and the Internet of Everything

By 2025, cloud will lead the ICT infrastructure market, with edge computing exponentially growing - according to a new report from Reply.

The IT services provider, in its report 'From Cloud to Edge', looks at the cloud computing market after the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as edge computing and distributed cloud use cases. The report was a showcase of Reply's Trend SONAR, a proprietary data-driven platform.

Similar to when Zach Shelby, CEO of Edge Impulse, was interviewed...