I received a press release from Stratus. We attempted to connect live, but just couldn’t work out timing. However, I wrote about its new edge device last week.

Then I received an email from someone with no affiliation information who liked the article but wondered if I could check out another view of the edge. Turns out she was affiliated with Schneider Electric/APC. 

We recently published an article that goes deeper. Here are a few of the topics that we cover:  

  • Why (and for which industries) is edge computing necessary?
  • How does the Internet of Things (IoT) affect the demand for computing at the edge?
  • The 3 main reasons why edge computing is needed in IoT applications
  • Best practices in deploying data centers
  • Examples of benefits of adopting edge computing in different industries, such as education, healthcare and retail 

The article was written by a 14-year veteran of cloud and edge computing.

The article was written by Jamie Bourassa, Vice President of Edge Computing & Channel Strategy for the Secure Power Division of Schneider Electric. Jamie is responsible for enabling the Secure Power Division commercial strategy and ensuring that Schneider Electric aligns to the market evolutions related to Edge Compute, IoT, and other disruptions that increase the criticality of local computing for customers across all commercial and industrial segments. 

This division of Schneider Electric, a descendant of APC, manufactures powered cabinets for data centers. The article discusses edge from the point of view of several industry applications. While discussing industrial / manufacturing applications, he cited two primary use cases—predictive maintenance and OEE. Almost everyone with an IT background that I’ve run into seeking to enter this market cites predictive maintenance—not really understanding all that it means for professionals in asset intensive industries. 

Check out this article for a different take on IT in manufacturing.

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