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Edge Computing VS Cloud Computing

Edge Computing VS Cloud Computing

The impact of Edge Computing on society

What is Cloud Computing? 

What is the cloud computing difference anyway?  Cloud computing allows you to work off of cloud; a remote server with massive storage space.  Cloud is not only used for saving data. 

Cloud computing uses the internet to run your software, applications, and network from a remote cloud server offsite.   

You can read more about cloud–computing and cloud–storage on our blog page. 

In today’s piece, we will be discussing what edge computing is and answering the question, “why does it matter?”

What is Edge Computing? 

Stackpath defines edge computing as “Edge computing is a distributed architecture that reduces latency by housing applications, data, and compute resources at locations geographically closer to end users.” 

Simply put, edge computing processes data in local devices, rather than in cloud where it would take more bandwidth and time to send back to the device. 

The original intent for using it was to reduce bandwidth costs for IoT devices over long distances. 

But now with the huge upsurge of internet-connected devices (the IoT), and  real-time applications, edge computing is required for local processing and storage competencies needed for these apps.   

Examples of Edge Computing Uses: 

Some of the practical uses are listed below.  The most relatable example is your iPhone’s facial recognition.  If the facial recognition algorithm had to run through Cloud, it would take forever for your phone to unlock.  That’s why the edge computing device is your iPhone itself!   

In the case of surveillance cameras, particularly when the use of several cameras is required simultaneously, running a live feed through Cloud would reduce its quality, as well as increase its latency.  With a live feed, latency should be practically zero.  Edge computing will run its feed locally, eliminating latency and quality issues.     

Many mobile network carriers are already incorporating it into their 5G deployments to better improve their data processing speed instead of going through the Cloud. 

  • Facial recognition (iPhone) 
  • Virtual/Augmented reality Apps (Instagram filters) 
  • Surveillance/Security cameras   
  • Alexa/Google Assistant 
  • Industrial automation 

Which is better? 

It’s not a matter of which is better, but what is the intended use?  For massive amounts of data storage or for software and apps that don’t have real-time processing needs, Cloud would be the solution. 

It’s also not a question of edge vs hybrid data centers, rather, creating a hybrid environment to house both edge and cloud capabilities effectively to optimize the benefits of each. 

Key Benefits of Edge Computing: 

Some of the key benefits are listed below: 

  • Reduced bandwidth costs 
  • Real–time computing power 
  • Substantially reduced latency issues 
  • Accelerated performance experiences 
  • Operation efficiency 

Edge Computing Issues 

As with many new technologies, there are security risks that exist.  These risks are mainly posed by the use of several edge devices that may not be as secure as the Cloud. 

That’s why Demakis Technologies is trusted by many businesses.  We safeguard all edge devices by ensuring data is encrypted, and the correct access-control strategies are used to prevent problems. When necessary, we also employ VPN tunneling as an additional security measure. 

The Future of Edge Computing 

The benefits of edge computing are extremely valuable for the anticipated growth of real-time and augmented reality (AR) applications that require instant processing (that edge does locally). 

Whether you are a retailer, warehouse, app creator, or any other business, and you recognize a need for edge computing technology to be ahead of the game, Call us to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your business’s needs.  We will tailor the right solutions for your business. 

Welcome to the future of the edge computing world.  Are you ready?

3 Surprisingly Common Web Design Mistakes to Avoid

3 Surprisingly Common Web Design Mistakes to Avoid

Let’s be real.  We are living in the digital age, which started approximately 40 years ago.  Everyone from my 90-year old grandmother to my 4-year-old nephew is somehow engaging in technology through apps, social media, bill paying, or e-learning.  For businesses, their inclusion of technology in their daily operations is even more vital.  If they don’t keep up with technological advances that will help them thrive, they will not survive.   

A natural byproduct of this information age is going paperless.  Gone are the days when paper flyers and data sheets were handed out everywhere to market your business effectively.  You want to market wherever your target audience is.  And where can you find them?  Online.   

In essence, your website is your new “business card”.  When potential customers are interested in your products or services, the very first thing they want to know is your website address.  For this reason, you need to ensure your website is accurately and effectively representing your business. 

Good web design will not only be aesthetically eye-catching to your prospects, but it should also be designed so it’s user-friendly and inviting, in addition to generating more traffic.   

There are 3 common web design mistakes that are quick and easy to fix and will make a huge difference in how much business it will bring in.  

1. Hidden Business Contact Information.  The primary piece of information prospects and leads should be able to easily find on your website is your contact info!  If they can’t get a hold of you, how are they supposed to bring you business? Web visitors only spend a few seconds searching for this information before getting frustrated and exiting your site.  Place your contact info front and center!  Either at the top or bottom of your homepage or even better on its own “contact page”.  Make sure you provide several ways of being contacted; through email, phone, chat, and even social media.

2. Unclear Call to Action (CTA).  After contact info, the next most important element on your website is having clear and multiple CTAs.  A CTA is a directive attached to a link telling your visitors what to do next.  Some examples are “Contact us”, “Get a quote”, “Sign me up”, “Buy now”.  They should be spread out throughout your website.  

3. Weak Search Engine Optimization (SEO).  No matter how beautiful your website is, if it isn’t SEO optimized, it will defeat the whole purpose of having a website; generating traffic and leads.  The stunning aesthetic isn’t going to drive traffic; your content will.  Posting helpful quality content on a regular basis will not only help rank you higher in searches, but it will also establish trust with your prospects.  That’s why it’s a good idea to include a separate blog page on your website.     

At Demakis Technologies, you can feel confident that our webmasters will not only create a great website appearance, but also apply the best web design principles, fully optimizing it, increasing web traffic, and ultimately promoting more lead conversions which will increase your revenue.  We offer affordable word press options as well as fully customized web development and you can expect that there will be no design mistakes. 

Whether you are a startup or a larger business and need a new website or need to upgrade your existing one, give us a call to schedule your free web consultation today.