Forget ‘the Cloud’; ‘the Fog’ Is Tech’s Future

I’m as big a believer in the transformational power of cloud computing as anyone you’ll meet. Smartphones, which are constantly seeking and retrieving data, don’t make sense without the cloud, and any business that isn’t racing to push its data and software into someone else’s data center is, in my view, setting itself up for disruption by a competitor who is. 

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Stop focusing on the cloud, and start figuring out how to store and process the torrent of data being generated by the Internet of Things (also known as the industrial Internet) on the things themselves, or on devices that sit between our things and the Internet.

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