What is Edge Computing?

Posted by Marc-Elian Bégin on 08-Nov-2019 13:30:00

Edge Computing is one of the latest buzz expressions in the ICT world, along with IoT, big data and artificial intelligence. 
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Topics: Smart Cities, near data processing, Edge-to-Cloud

What is a Smart City?

Posted by Louise Merifield on 02-Oct-2019 09:00:00

This basic guide to smart cities gives an introduction to one of today's hot topics.

Why is everyone talking about smart cities?

It is estimated that the world’s population will grow to nine billion by 2043 and ten billion by 2083.

This population growth is likely to produce the biggest strain on urban areas, with 11% of the global population currently living in the world’s 101 larger cities - a figure which is expected to rise to 23% by the end of the century. City governors and industry leaders have to find ways to deal with this huge expansion.

At the same time, the latest technological advances give us access to solutions and services which were previously unimaginable. Look at how the internet and smart phone have changed the way you live. To address the key challenges of population expansion and rapid urbanisation, cities are exploring these technological advancements, to find ways to increase efficiency and help tackle the issues that come with an increased population.

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Topics: Smart Cities

Cloud and Edge are part of the same Continuum

Posted by Marc-Elian Bégin on 10-Oct-2018 11:23:00

There have been wild predictions recently that the edge will overtake if not kill the cloud in terms of volume of data processed. While it is helpful to raise awareness of the potential of edge computing, which is undoubtedly huge, it is also an oversimplification. Instead of adding fuel to this dispute, I prefer to offer peace and bring those two fundamental building blocks together.

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Topics: Cloud for Business, Smart Cities, Edge, IoT, Industry 4.0, edge computing, near data processing

Improving Emergency Situation Management in Smart Cities

Posted by Cristóvão Cordeiro on 09-Oct-2017 16:47:23

Managing the Fog

Fog computing and edge computing are ways of bringing cloud computing capabilities to the edge of the network and closer to the rapidly growing number of connected devices and sensors that consume computing services and generate massive amounts of data. This raises difficulties in terms of the architecture and management of computing systems and it is exactly this issue which is being addressed by  the mF2C project.

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Topics: Cloud for Business, Smart Cities