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Edge Innovation Studio

 
 
WWT Edge Innovation Studio

Validate next-generation edge applications in real places with real people.

 

There is value to showing how a customer experiences a use case as intended in native environments. But the edge environment is complex and costly, and it takes considerable momentum to enable the first use case. 

Leverage WWT’s Edge Innovation Studio to:

  • Align organizational stakeholders
  • Develop a prototype
  • Craft a plan for successful implementation and adoption
  • Scale and repeat

 

Where do I start?

Because the true value of the edge lies in the applications that run on top of this infrastructure, it’s critical to first identify and understand the use cases most likely to gain market traction before moving down a path of implementation and adoption.

Ready to scale? We make edge deployments fast and easy.

Once you've validated your use case and are ready to scale, leverage our validated edge architectures to quickly go to market with vertical-specific applications that transform end customer experience and generate new 5G revenue streams.

  • Optimized edge architectures
  • Industry-tailored solutions
  • Simplified global deployment

What Use Cases Can be Validated in the Edge Innovation Studio?

Manufacturing

 

 

Manufacturing plants process massive amounts of data across their IT and operational systems. Surprisingly, very little of that data is leveraged to improve better real-time decision making. Edge computing can help collect, process and make sense of data to improve preventive maintenance, improve performance and drive new applications for efficiency. 

 

 

 

 

Retail

 

 

Perhaps no industry is in more dire need of the value edge computing can deliver than the retail business, which is under intense pressure to compete with e-commerce giants while delivering more personalized shopping experiences for their customers. 

 

 

 

 

 

Utilities

 

 

The increasingly complex and competitive environment facing utility companies is forcing utilities to step up their game. Many have already rolled out smart meters to millions of customers. But now how fast can they analyze that data? And what will they do with it? Edge computing can help drive faster processing and lower storage costs.  

 

 

 

 

 

Smart City

 

 

Smart cities leverage data intelligence to make informed decisions and develop programs designed to improve the city’s infrastructure and ultimately the quality of life for its citizens. As a result, those efforts encourage economic growth by attracting business and talent to the city. 

 

 

 

 

 

Oil & Gas

 

 

As sensors continue to proliferate work sites, oil and gas companies are generating and must make sense of more data to make fast decisions in difficult physical environments. Placing compute closer to the devices generating the data will help lead to a more data-driven business strategy that leads to cost savings and avoids downtime.  

 

 

 

 

 

Enertainment

 

 

Through edge computing, entertainment companies have a unique opportunity to exponentially enhance user experiences. Entertainment will become ambient, meaning we will see and feel the world through new senses and interact with sources of entertainment in entirely new and wonderful ways. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Healthcare

 

 

Healthcare agencies today are placing greater emphasis on patient experience — new and improved services as well as patient outcomes. Healthcare execs are looking at edge computing to transform the patient experience through more personalization, improving data security and reducing wait times.

 

 

 

 

 

Hospitality

 

 

Big hotel and restaurant chains must make sense of the same mass amounts of data as other industries, but also must deliver transformational experiences to consumers on the front lines at the same time. Edge computing can help hospitality companies provide great in-room or in-store experiences and cut down on storage and processing costs, too.  

 

 

 

 

 

Automotive & Transportation

 

 

Autonomous vehicles are the proverbial poster children of 5G and edge computing. But many other use cases exist. Think about automating and personalizing everything in your car — from ignition and locks to entertainment and integration with the outside world. Reducing storage costs via edge implementations promises huge cost savings compared with more conventional storage methods. 

 

 

 

 

Financial Services

 

 

The financial services sector is in a period of major transformation. Increasing competition and changing customer behaviors are driving providers of services such as banking, insurance and investments to redefine their business models to optimize for speed and cost, all within the scope of a tightening regulatory landscape. Edge can help reduce in-house IT and data transportation costs and strengthening their compliance posture. 

 

 

 

 

State & Local Government

 

 

In recent years, public sector organizations have emerged as a key target for cyber-attack. Sensitive personal information sitting on legacy servers with often lax security controls makes the attacker’s job all too easy. An edge strategy is therefore appealing to decision makers seeking to reinvent how data is managed in order to strengthen security and privacy, as well as to reduce the cost burden of these legacy in-house systems.