Intelligent CIO North America Issue 17 - Page 37

TALKING

‘‘ business

It ’ s been a year and a half since we first learned about COVID-19 , but the pressure on businesses to accelerate their Digital Transformation ( DX ) efforts has not abated . Of particular note is the rise of the hybrid work model .

Rick Vanover , Senior Director of Product Strategy at Veeam
While the future of work is well and truly here , businesses are still navigating uncharted waters .
There are two things the pandemic has proven about the ‘ new ’ workplace : 1 ) DX in businesses is essential , and 2 ) Technology was intrinsic to a transformational overhaul of this scale .
That technology is Edge Computing : The ability to optimize and extend the capability of cloud computing by bringing computation and data storage closer to the devices where it ’ s being gathered .
It ’ s a fairly amorphous concept that has been around since the 1990s , but thanks to the pandemic , it has given rise to Edge Computing ’ s dark horse : the remote worker .
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