Edge Computing, 5G, and AI — The Perfect Storm for Government Systems

Edge Computing, 5G, and AI — The Perfect Storm for Government Systems

This IDC Market Perspective examines how edge computing is growing within government agencies, and how 5G connectivity and edge-based AI solutions are speeding governments' ability to respond to rapidly emerging data trends, be they related to traffic, police emergencies, or weather."Governments collect more data than any industry," said Shawn P. McCarthy, research director at IDC Government Insights. "Most data is now collected at the edge, and agencies can leverage edge computing and AI to make real-time decisions related to what that data shows. Expect this to be a high-growth area in the next few years."

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Executive Snapshot
New Market Developments and Dynamics
New Wireless Protocols Will Supercharge the Edge
Why Embed Processing at the Edge?
Analytics and AI as Catalysts for Edge Investments
Edge Computing Already Is Firmly Entrenched
The Evolving AI Stack
Video as a Catalyst for AI at the Edge
Major IoT Trends Affecting Edge Computing
Major 5G Trends Affecting Edge Computing
AI Boosting Government Productivity — Quick Use Cases
Security Operations
Las Vegas Health Department
U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative
Postal Service Predictive Maintenance
Operations of the Edge Data Facilities Themselves
Use Cases Related to Edge Computing and Distributed AI
Smart City Example
Military Example
Security Example — Shot Detection
Utility Poles as a Platform — Multiple Examples
IDC'S Point of View
Guidance for Agencies — Where and How to Get Started
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