Edge computing assists real-time applications in processing and analyzing data collected from various sensors and connected devices, at the edge of the network. It helps in reducing latency and thereby, provides a faster response to the critical applications. The data transmitted from the sensors and devices is stored and processed on the edge of the network, close to the devices, instead of transferring it to the cloud or data centers located miles away from the connected devices. Furthermore, edge computing reduces the bandwidth concerns experienced on the cloud. ______ 1 Core competencies of the companies are captured in terms of their key developments and key strategies adopted to sustain their position in the market.
Visionary leaders are the leading market players in terms of new developments such as product launches, innovative technologies, and the adoption of growth strategies. These players have a broad product offering that caters to most of the regions globally. Visionary leaders primarily focus on acquiring the leading market position through their strong financial capabilities and their well-established brand equity.
Dynamic Differentiators are established players with very strong business strategies. However, they have a weaker product portfolio compared to the visionary leaders. They generally focus only on a specific type of technology related to the product.
Innovators in the competitive leadership mapping are vendors that have demonstrated substantial product innovations as compared to their competitors. The companies have focused on product portfolios. However, they do not have very strong growth strategies for their overall business, when compared with the visionary leaders.
Emerging companies have niche product and service offerings. Their business strategies are not as strong as that of the established vendors. The emerging vendors include the new entrants in the market, emerging in terms of product portfolio and geographic reach, and require time to gain significant traction in the market.