February 22, 2021
Katie Beaudoin, Vertical Strategy Lead – Manufacturing, Lumen
Lumen partnered with IDC to survey 128 edge computing decision makers to capture the state of edge initiatives in manufacturing, with a focus on where edge is being utilized, the benefits, who funds and makes decisions, and the top selection criteria of providers in the space.
Manufacturers are striving to create a resilient supply chain and production environment. Now more than ever, they are relying on data to make rapid and effective decisions. Connecting factories and legacy assets is where most manufacturers start. Edge computing allows them to collect, process, and/or store data at or near the locations where the data is being generated.
There is still time for any manufacturer to begin an edge initiative. Only 27% of manufacturers state that edge computing is currently in production. However, within the next 2 years, 56% of manufacturers will kick off pilots and 17% of manufacturers will move from pilot phase to full production.
I have outlined 3 recommendations to consider when developing an edge program.
Download IDC & Lumen’s “Capitalizing on Edge Computing in Manufacturing” to learn more.
Katie Beaudoin leads global marketing initiatives across Lumen’s Manufacturing and Logistics business unit. She has a Marketing degree from Creighton University and started her career in industrial manufacturing marketing and telecommunications. Katie is able to leverage this background and is focused on understanding how the Fourth Industrial Revolution is impacting global manufacturers from an IT, operational, and innovation perspective. She works closely with internal solutions and innovation teams as well as sales leaders to effectively deploy leading edge technology capabilities to Lumen customers.
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