Innovations around convergence
There are various innovations taking place currently in this convergence of technology platforms. Building a robust infrastructure is one of the key success factors and a mandatory requirement for edge computing. IoT sensors with accuracy is another major development that collects data and facilitates intelligent decision-making.
There is also the AI, data analysis, algorithm development playing a major role in understanding collected data from field devices and filtering uncertain data. Additionally, the development of 5G technology addresses the need for fast data processing in the field and edge networking.
Enterprises face several challenges when implementing and generating returns from this convergence of technology platforms. They must have a clear visibility and a well-thought-out road map with key goals. Also, organisations often face the challenge of making an initial investment in infrastructure to have a strong base for starting the journey.
Role of security
“Organisations must ensure the security of the data transformation which will be sent back to central data processing against any security attacks. Overcoming these will require planning, investment, and integration with cybersecurity to ensure the implementation is successful and will generate meaningful returns,” says Alaa Saleh Khader Ghanem, Business Unit Manager Smart Infrastructure, Omnix International.