The sheer volume of data created by the Internet of Things (IoT) is increasing dramatically as the world is becoming progressively more connected. There is projected to be a mind-boggling 75 billion IoT devices in the world by 2025. Meanwhile, edge computing is set to be adopted into the mainstream by as early as 2020.
This means that increasingly vast amounts of IoT data will be stored, processed and analyzed on the edge. While edge computing has its advantages, I am cautious of companies relying too heavily on it. I would urge all Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) customers to avoid being taken in by the fervor behind edge computing. Here’s why.