Five Edge Computing Predictions for 2021

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By Rick Richardson

One of my “go-to” technology research firms is Forrester Research. Recently, the firm said 2021 would be the year that edge computing graduates from experiment to practically applicable technology, primarily driven by AI and 5G.

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Edge computing is a technology that places the processing close to the data source rather than concentrated processing at a distant central location.
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Retaining Documents: How Long and Who Decides?

Finger pressing delete keyRepeat as necessary: You don’t have to keep everything.

By Roman H. Kepczyk
Quantum of Paperless: Technology Guide & Checklist

Managing digital files is in many ways similar to managing paper files in that the firm must have standards for who can create a document, add to or edit a document, file it, and eventually purge the file. Unfortunately, as digital files are on the network and “out of sight,” many firms are not really aware of what files are stored, the most current versions and whether or not they should be deleted.

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As firms transition to the “less paper” environment, it is recommended that they implement a digital document retention policy and make users accountable for adhering to this policy.
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What You Need to Know About Amazon Sidewalk

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By Rick Richardson

Amazon is now starting to roll out its Amazon Sidewalk local networking system to customers in the U.S. Here’s what you should know about it.

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First announced in September 2019, Sidewalk is a new idea and long-term effort for extending the smart home to entire smart neighborhoods by using various local networking options.
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