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IoT World: The Edge is Getting Smarter, Smaller, and Moving Further Out

May 18, 2018

If you are aware of the Internet of Things concept, when you think of IoT devices, you likely picture sensors, household appliances, wearables and the like, all connected to a network. Being connected is how a collection of “things” becomes an “internet of things.” And that’s been the general understanding of the term to date.

Soon, however, connectivity alone may not be enough to qualify. The Internet of Things of the future may be less like a bunch of dumb devices sending data to a server somewhere far away and more like a distributed computing fabric, where many of the IoT devices themselves can analyze the data and make decisions on their own.

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