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Panel: Making Edge Real

Edge over the past few years has commanded a massive number of column inches and conference hours but how much is there to show for it to date?  Driven by Big Data, Industry 4.0, IoT and soon by 5G, the amount of data will increase and also the demand for fast accessible computing capacity near the data's source. Customers need solutions to analyze more data more quickly and in a cost-effective way. “Edge computing” is the key and Edge "Data Centers" are able also to manage the big data volume and low latency needed for IoT data. This discussion will review the progress of Edge in Australia, the likely forward path and the factors that will accelerate or delay the implementation of Edge.