5G holds promise, but IoT and edge revolution is now

Part of the Architecting the Cloud podcast series

The current hype cycle is all about 5G and its tremendous promise. That promise may be fulfilled someday, but right now the IoT and edge technologies are helping organizations across all industries revolutionize their business and view most technologies through an as-a-service lens.

5G holds promise, but the IoT and edge revolution is now

5G promises big gains in connectivity and access to information, but how much is hype, and how much is reality? That might be hard to distinguish, but what is real, now, is that new technologies, such as miniature drones, are leveraging the edge and IoT to radically change industries, from agriculture, to construction, to security. In this podcast, Mike Kavis and his guest, Deloitte’s Robert Schmid, discuss the potential impact of 5G—the hype versus the probable reality—and how companies can leverage it effectively. They also talk about the use cases that companies are employing for IoT technologies to change the way business and industry view technology. Robert argues that now, most technology can be viewed through an as-a-service lens, and that this as-a-service concept could save organizations both time and money as they begin to employ it.

A variety of different technologies [can] come together and make a huge difference, not just from a business point of view, but also from a human impact point of view.

Robert Schmid is Deloitte's IoT Chief Technologist. He has more than 20 years of experience in delivering business value for clients through innovative solutions and effective collaborations in the IoT and edge technology space.

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