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Why Cloud Computing is Crucial for Industry 4.0

Here at Edgy Labs, we see cloud computing as the ideal data storage resource for proliferation and research within the interconnectivity of Industry 4.0.

Pascal Giraud | Oracle | YouTube.com

Pascal Giraud | Oracle | YouTube.com

Cloud computing is crucial for the continuing development of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Cloud tech helps to pool and centralize information for your business, while also offering a platform for open source collaboration to expedite and refine research for entire industry gains.

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Industry 4.0

Cloud computing helps business in all industries adapt to today’s rapidly changing technology.

With artificial intelligence and automation being integrated more frequently into industry, cloud computing is a way for businesses to readily change with the times without losing data.

Cloud tech has unprecedented compute, storage and networking capabilities. Compute services make it so that platforms are capable of merging automation, robotics, and Internet of Things, which contribute to innovative developments in the long run.

GE is using Oracle cloud platform technology which is a secure way for the company to store, process and analyze data from their industrial devices. By using the cloud platform, they are able to “optimize business processes, enable a more efficient supply chain and provide predictive maintenance,” says Pascal Giraud of the Oracle cloud platform.

Innovative new applications on integrated cloud platform services are adaptable to individual needs. They are also predictable and able to perform consistently when confronted with an unimaginable amount of data.

The cloud is and will continue to be a way for medium to large industries to surpass competition through innovation.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution will be driven by the integration of resources and new technology. The cloud yields results for success in business while driving business to the tech frontier.

Providing Access to the Future

Another example of emerging technology that is invested in the usefulness of the cloud is D-Wave, a quantum computer company that provides for big companies with sprawling digital infrastructure like Google, NASA, and Lockheed Martin. Their new $15 million quantum computer runs a remarkable 2,000 qubits.

Although quantum computers are years away from surpassing PCs as practical, faster and more complex computing systems, the company wants the technology to be available in the cloud so that users can play around with qubits and learn more about the potential for quantum computing technology.

On a much smaller scale, IBM has their 5 qubit cloud computer available to anyone who is interned in learning how it works. This is a great way to introduce future customers to qubits without them having to buy expensive hardware.

Helping People Work Together

The cloud is a wonderful collaborative tool that is changing the culture of data management. Companies are now more open to pooling and sharing information, instead of hoarding and concealing it from competitors. This efforts to open up channels of communication will be a benefit for overall industry gain and faster, more refined results.

Cloud computing has infinite storage capabilities. Thus, the more information that is acquired, the greater the need for proper organization in order to make that information accessible and actionable. With that, returns will be seen quicker and more often.

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At Edgy Labs, we believe in being on the forefront of technological advancement and adaptation. We offer cloud computing services and can help design a solution tailored to your business’s needs.

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