- Words matter — the edge is not edge computing
- Consequential confusion
01:09 — Many business users discuss the edge as if it is some type of technology. The edge has always been around and has not changed. In the context of computing, the edge is where computing happens on the endpoints.
01:58 — Edge computing is when the application that is running on an endpoint device is running in a distributed fashion across compute resources or infrastructure that is closest to the client endpoint device.
02:14 — Edge computing is not its own technology — it is both a software architecture and a computing model that informs an application as to how it can be distributed.
02:40 — Consequential confusion dismisses the purpose of the edge. When business users fail to clarify the term, it dismisses the point of technology.
04:06 — Consequential confusion can lead to missed opportunities for organizations. Consequential confusion can be avoided when users have clarity on the subject.
Key Takeaways for C-Suite
04:29 — Digital leaders of organizations will benefit from accurately informing their teams on what the edge and edge computing is. Leonard says it’s time to get to know the edge.