ESPN Edge Innovation Centre launches with Accenture, Microsoft, Verizon

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Sports entertainment platform ESPN has launched its ESPN Edge Innovation Centre in collaboration with technology leaders Accenture, Microsoft, and Verizon.

The centre’s aim is to explore how 5G, augmented and virtual reality, and mobile edge computing can provide new ways for fans to experience sports.

With support from the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) technology team, alongside the three aforementioned tech giants, ESPN will explore and develop...

National Science Foundation funds 11 AI-research institutes across US

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The National Science Foundation (NSF), an independent government agency for the advancement of scientific research in the US, plans to fund eleven new AI-research institutes across the country.

Each institute will receive around $20 million (£14.4m) over five years from the NSF, with additional support coming from other government departments and partnered companies such as Amazon, Google, and Intel.

The expansion will mean National AI Research Institutes now spread...

Global edge computing market to reach £13.6 billion by 2027

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The global edge computing market is expected to increase in value almost sixfold from 2020 to 2027, growing from £2.4 billion to £13.6 billion in market size.

The findings, which come from ReportLinker and its new ‘Global Edge Computing Market’ study, project a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 27.7% for the global edge industry over the seven-year period.

Hardware, one of the segments analysed in the report, is projected to grow at a 26.6% CAGR to reach...

More than half of business use or plan to utilise edge computing

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Edge computing adoption is picking up, with 54% of organisations either utilising or planning to utilise edge computing technologies within the next year. 

Another 30% have plans to evaluate edge deployments over the next 12 to 24 months.

These details were unveiled in the 2021 IoT and Edge Commercial Adoption Survey report compiled by the Eclipse Foundation, one of the world’s largest open source foundations.

IoT technologies are being adopted at an...

Edge computing in manufacturing: Organisational progress and product updates

For manufacturers, the digitisation and automation of processes, from the factory floor to research and development, is a key step to competitive advantage. Edge computing, as an emerging paradigm, can fit squarely into this Industry 4.0 vision.

But how are manufacturers getting on? A new report from IDC and Lumen Technologies has found more than two thirds (69%) of companies polled were using edge solutions to better acquire, analyse, and act on critical data.

The...

New report sheds light on ‘burgeoning’ China edge cloud market

A new report has explored the appetite for edge cloud technologies in China - and has cited BaishanCloud as a leader amid overall encouraging signs.

The report from EqualOcean, an investment resource for Chinese tech businesses, argues that as the Covid-19 pandemic has contributed to an acceleration of Internet usage in China, this has translated to the 'inspiration' of the cloud industry and, further on, edge cloud.

By the end of last year, according to national IT...

LF State of the Edge report: $800bn market by 2028, strong and varied ecosystem

Here's an example of the scale of edge computing over the next decade: according to the LF Edge 'State of the Edge' report, total cumulative capital expenditures of up to $800 billion (£580bn) will be spent on the market between now and 2028.

The market research for the report from LF Edge, part of the Linux Foundation, was conducted by Tologa Research. The company concluded that the expenditure would be spent on new and replacement IT server equipment and edge computing...

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...

Telehouse report notes tipping point for edge infrastructure investment

Almost nine in 10 UK IT decision makers say edge computing will be important to their business in the next decade - while only a quarter of organisations deploy edge in some capacity today.

The findings come from new research by data centre provider Telehouse. The 'Vision 2030' report, which surveyed 250 UK IT executives, found 89% expecting edge to be key in the next 10 years. Three quarters of those polled said they expected the volume of data they manage to at least double over...

Enterprise execs prefer latency to speed – bolstering the edge use case

A new report from IDC argues enterprises are prioritising latency over speed for data transfer - and turning to solutions which move technology resources closer to where data is produced and consumed.

The report, 'Edge Computing Solutions Powering the Fourth Industrial Revolution' (email required), was commissioned by Lumen Technologies - the company formerly known as CenturyLink - and Intel.

90% of business leaders polled - 800 IT and operational technology decision...