As we announced recently, Microsoft thinks there is a natural balance between the cloud and the edge in IoT. Why? Cloud is a natural place to manage IoT devices, to collect data from them, gain insights using analytics and then operationalize those insights. Edge is a natural place to collect, optimize and react to data with low latency based on the insights generated in the cloud. In this way, cloud and edge work together to help IoT reach its full potential.
This week, Microsoft participated in Cisco’s IoT World Forum in London where conversations like this are taking place and how to help customers gain intelligence from their data faster and more easily.