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2020 technology industry outlook

Edge computing is accelerating growth in technology

Cloud computing and artificial intelligence will once again dominate the technology headlines, but 2020 could be a breakout year for edge computing. Deloitte’s global technology, media, and telecommunications industry leader, Paul Sallomi, shares his perspectives on the advantages of processing data locally and how partnerships will play a key role in accelerating growth in technology.

Interview with Paul Sallomi

While familiar themes such as cloud computing (including everything-as-a-service, or XaaS) and artificial intelligence (AI) will once again dominate technology headlines, 2020 could be a breakout year for “edge computing.” According to Paul Sallomi, global technology, media, and telecommunications industry leader and US global technology sector leader, the time is right for companies to seriously consider exploring the advantages—including reduced latency and lower bandwidth costs—of processing data locally, at the edge of their networks. In terms of strategy, partnerships will likely become even more essential for technology companies looking to deliver solutions that drive true business outcomes for customers.

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Endnotes

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Ibid.
Ibid.
10 Christina Aguis, “Evolution of AI: Past, Present, Future,” Medium, February 2, 2019.
11 Anne Taylor, “Edge computing is in most industries’ future,” Network World, April 23, 2019.
12 Ibid.
13 Alex Hickey, “Cloud-only services lead growing PaaS market, CIO Dive,” March 4, 2019.
14 Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Market Worth USD 101.56 Billion, at a CAGR of 28%, During 2019-2023,” Bloomberg, June 3, 2019.
15 Ron Miller, “Enterprise SaaS revenue hits $100B run rate, led by Microsoft and Salesforce,” TechCrunch, June 28, 2019.
16 Vignesh Ananthraj, “With microservices, SaaS firms are giving large vendors a run for their money,” TechCircle, February 8, 2019.
17 David H. Deans, “How channel partners are set to drive new cloud computing growth,” Cloud Tech News, February 19, 2019.
18 Scott Carey, “Notable technology acquisitions 2019,” Computerworld, August 23, 2019.
19 Mike Fucci, Terri Cooper, “The inclusion imperative for boards,” Deloitte, April 2, 2019.
20 Nihar Dalmia, David Schatsky, “The rise of data and AI ethics,” Deloitte, June 24, 2019.
21 Sam Levin, "Bias deep inside the code: the problem with AI ‘ethics' in Silicon Valley," The Guardian, March 29, 2019.
22 William Dixon, Nicole Eagan, “3 ways AI will change the nature of cyber attacks,” World Economic Forum, June 19, 2019.
23 Sam Bocetta, “Is AI fundamental to the future of cybersecurity?,” CSO, June 12, 2019.
24 Jeff Loucks, Susanne Hupfer, David Jarvis, Timothy Murphy, “Future in the balance? How countries are pursuing an AI advantage,” Deloitte, May 2, 2019.
25 Randy Bean, Thomas H. Davenport, “Companies Are Failing in Their Efforts to Become Data-Driven,” Harvard Business Review, February 5, 2019.
26 John Murawski, “How Data Management Helps Companies Deploy AI,” The Wall Street Journal, April 29, 2019.

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