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The CXO’s guide to cloud, fog, and edge computing

January 15, 2019 / Soumik Roy

COMPANIES that have been thinking about computing infrastructure, have been dealing with the “cloud” for the better part of a decade now. However, fog and edge computing are quite new — and seem to be taking over important discussions everywhere.Here’s a really quick guide for CXOs to explain what cloud, fog, and edge computing really are, and why they’re suddenly so important to enterprises. We’ll dive into fog and edge computing and then circle back to cloud computing to compare the three. Fog computing is simply a way for companies to decentralize their computation and analytical power in order to make their “connected” ecosystems more efficient.