The Intelligent Edge is a coined term to describe a new frontier of computing, with Microsoft defining it as the bridge between “the digital and real world – enabling you to deliver a seamless experience and compute capabilities wherever your data exists – in the cloud or offline.”
Data is growing every second of every day. To ensure your company stays ahead of this all-encompassing level of computing and intelligence, computer capabilities are needed that extend the power of the cloud to mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) devices – we want to consume all data no matter how or where we live or work. This cloud-enabled “edge” of devices lets data, applications, and intelligence flow to where people are, creating a new class of applications that enable a more natural user interface.
Today’s opportunities and insights enable unlimited growth possibilities. Businesses across all industries from transportation to manufacturing to healthcare are utilising this intelligent edge and realising the benefits. With highly scalable and sophisticated data analytics services built on the Microsoft Azure platform, Rolls-Royce uses that data to improve the reliability and efficiency of air travel. United Technologies Corp, which builds millions of products from elevators to aerospace equipment, is using Azure to help predict and respond to customer needs. Premera Blue Cross is the largest health plan in America’s Pacific Northwest and is integrating a new AI-powered health bot to give customers self-service access to health-related questions and information.
If you’re wondering where to get started with the Intelligent Edge this infographic will help:azure-intelligent-edge-infographic
The Intelligent Edge is not a short-term fad or clever marketing ploy – it is growing and will continue doing so. See this email from March 2018 sent by Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella to all employees if you would like to see the emphasis being placed on it by an industry leader.
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