Why edge computing is critical for the IoT

Why edge computing is critical for the IoT

Thinkstock While many of today’s always-connected tech devices take advantage of cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT) manufacturers and application developers are starting to discover the benefits of doing more compute and analytics on the devices themselves. This on-device approach helps reduce latency for critical applications, lower dependence on the cloud, and better manage the massive deluge of data being generated by the IoT. An example of this trend is the recently announced Nest Cam IQ indoor security camera , which uses on-device vision processing to watch for motion, distinguish family members, and send alerts only if someone is […]