Advancing the Promise of IoT with Edge Computing

The IoT space is rapidly evolving. In the past 12-18 months, customers have told me they’re focused on designing IoT solutions around a clear set of business outcomes, that drive business impact and that can deliver near-term ROI. IoT solutions have matured beyond science experiments, and today Dell Technologies is helping companies collect data to make informed business decisions.

At the forefront of this evolution is the shift to edge computing. I recently joined the IoT For All podcast to define edge computing, discuss its benefits and describe the challenges associated with using edge computing in IoT. I also shared what a typical customer engagement looks like for our Embedded & Edge team, who deliver value to original equipment manufacturers every day by embedding our edge computing technology into their customer solutions.

One of the early challenges we observed in the IoT space was the abundance of snowflake solutions that had no chance of scaling for global capacity. Today, we’re seeing much more standardization—which offers businesses more ability to create scale and capability. And Dell Technologies is uniquely positioned to help our customers design IoT and edge computing solutions in 3 ways: 1) compressing their time-to-market, 2) building a “non-snowflake” solution on Tier-1 technology, and 3) scaling their solution globally.

Take a listen and let me know your thoughts on the evolution of IoT. Where are you seeing advancements in IoT and Edge Computing today?

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About the Author: Bryan E. Jones

Bryan E. Jones has spent over 30 years in the technology industry, the last 20 with Dell in a variety of executive positions within Sales and Marketing. He is currently Senior Vice President and General Manager of Global OEM & IoT Solutions. In this role, he has global responsibility for all aspects of delivering technology for customers to integrate into solutions that they take to market with their customers. Bryan’s responsibilities include Sales, Marketing, Solutions Engineering, Product Development, Operations and Finance. The OEM and IoT Solutions Division is focused on leveraging Dell Technologies’ seven strategically aligned businesses to offer customers a comprehensive set of technologies and solutions that make their products and offerings more competitive, aligning to their business goals and objectives. Leveraging a background that spans across Sales, Marketing and IT Practitioner, Bryan focuses on the outcomes customers are seeking to drive for their solutions and products that deliver value to their customers and shareholders. A New York Giants fanatic and committed audiophile, Bryan is also known for his eclectic obsession with shoes and the sneakerhead culture. He resides in Leander, Texas with his wife, Jenn, and is the proud father of one daughter, Lauren. Bryan currently serves on the regional board for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and is involved in fundraising for music and musicians in the Austin area.