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Business Leaders Value Latency as Higher Priority than Speed

Lumen Technologies (NYSE: LUMN) and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) sponsored and reported in a new global survey that was conducted by analyst firm IDC that two-thirds of global IT leaders are focused on implementing edge computing solutions. 

In basic law of physics, distance neutralizes speed which causes latency or a delay between am action and the application’s response.  The importance of controlling latency has only increased over the years, from data flowing to a distributed workforce or numerous smart gadgets that at comprised to make up the Internet of Things.  Keeping latency low is of most important to allow for smooth transportation of data and to optimize application experiences.  Business executives are focusing on solutions that move technology resources closer to where data is consumed and produced. 

To view the IDC InfoBrief, “Edge Computing Solutions Powering the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” Doc. #US47222020, January 2021, visit:

90% of the business leaders that participated in the survey indicated the need for low latency of 10ms or less to ensure success of their applications as 75% reported that they require 5ms or less for edge initiatives.  “C-suite leaders across verticals are looking to edge computing solutions to achieve significant operational efficiencies and improved security and compliance by limiting movement of data,” said Ghassan Abdo, research vice president, WW telecom, virtualization & CDN at IDC. “They also want to deliver better customer experiences. All of these priorities can be addressed through edge computing solutions.”

Edge solutions aid with latency issues in centralized computing situations such as cloud by distributing resources close to where data is generated and consumed.  “It is clear that reducing the distance critical data must travel is seen as imperative to fueling growth and innovation for enterprises,” said Abdo.

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