Welcome to our Discover the Possible Whitepaper exploring Edge Computing and Consumer IoT

In this White Paper we explore the opportunities for Edge Computing and Consumer IoT that will be unleashed with the advent of 5G and how the world will become truly connected, enhancing organizations’ output and citizens lives.

5G is the enabling technology for Edge Computing and Consumer IoT

Its improved infrastructure, speed and latency enable innovation, AI transformation and application development which will lead to businesses adopting more automation, working more efficiently and creating improved customer offerings that are tailored and personalised.
With the new bandwidth and speed that 5G offers, Cisco1 predicts that, during the period 2017- 2022, there will be 28.5bn connected devices (of which more than half will be machine-to-machine) that will generate approximately 4.8 ZettaBytes of data. Media and telecoms companies will benefit as virtual and augmented reality traffic skyrockets with huge increases in consumers and businesses using the technologies. Cisco also predicted that gaming too, will grow nine-fold and will be responsible for 4% of overall IP traffic by then.

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Consumer IoT FAQs

What is Consumer IoT and what will it mean for business?

The Consumer Internet of Things relates to connected devices aimed at the consumer market such as cars, home appliances, smart media devices, wearables that have sensors in them transforming all aspects of life in the home.   From heating systems to water leak detection from intelligent fridges to smart security cameras, from lighting to entertainment, consumers can track and control devices via apps on their phones not to mention wearable tech like smart watches and glasses as well as sensors for pets – location trackers and interactive cameras. Smart home products and services can take over annoying chores and to recognise individual wishes immediately thus leaving consumers with more time for the things they love to do.

Why does Edge Computing matter?

Edge Computing is all about taking specific jobs from the cloud and putting them somewhere else. This “somewhere else” is not a predefined location. It could be anywhere between the client device and the cloud. Unlike traditional cloud computing, whose architecture is inherently centralised and vulnerable to distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and power outages, Edge Computing distributes processing, storage, and applications across a wide range of devices and data centres, which makes it difficult for any single disruption to take down the network. IT teams are sensitive to the risks involved whenever data is transferred between devices and the cloud and Edge Computing alleviates those risk by making much of that data transfer avoidable in some environments. With Edge Computing it is possible to filter sensitive information locally and only transfer important data to the cloud. This means enterprises can build an adequate security and compliance framework that meets their needs and ensures compliance with audits.

Our “Discover the Possible” series explores the challenges and opportunities of across the emerging technology landscape. “Discover the Possible” separates the fact from the fiction, translating the buzz words and jargon into simple plain language, and analysing real business use cases. The Invenica team collaborate with clients, partners and subject matter experts to produce White Papers, Webinars and Industry Articles to spark discussion and debate across the markets.