Discover the power of edge computing

Edge computing brings computation, data storage and power closer to the point of action. Businesses can create new business models at the edge — combining intelligent workflows, automation and edge device interconnectivity. And they can harness the potential of edge computing to manufacturing, supply chain, equipment monitoring, inventory management, worker safety and autonomous vehicles to drive innovation.

Scale Industry 4.0 with AI at the edge

Edge computing is a crucial element in the Industry 4.0 evolution that creates smarter, dynamic, and cost-efficient manufacturing operations. By combining plant floor solutions with edge computing, deploying AI at the edge to drive analytics and actionable insights at the point of operation, and navigating the complexities of IT/OT convergence, you can access data in real-time and act on it where it really matters — at the edge.

Create safe and resilient workplaces

Businesses in manufacturing, distribution and other industries that cannot fully operate remotely need to provide a safe and healthy environment for returning workers. Real-time data from edge devices such as thermal sensors or wearables can quickly identify worker health conditions and alert safety concerns.

Our Worker Insights with Edge powered by IBM Maximo® Worker Insights solution helps monitor basal temperature monitoring, crowd density tracking, no-go zone tracking and alerting, health monitoring, occupancy monitoring and social distance scoring. 

Benefits of edge computing

The combination of IoT, AI and edge computing can truly transform and optimize business operations in real-time. This helps organizations to achieve positive ROI on their technology investment including cost savings, increased efficiencies and better worker safety. 

IBM Services for Edge

Edge Strategy and Transformation

Co-create, design and automate the deployment of edge-enabled IoT solutions, applications and platforms powered by AI to build intelligent connected operations, and accelerate the journey to Industry 4.0.

Edge Application Services

Design enterprise cloud strategy, operating model design and virtualization technologies to enable enterprise edge-focused applications that utilize Communication Service Providers (CSP) networks and infrastructure.

Telco Network Cloud Services

Implement transformative network strategies and modernize enterprise networks to deliver new services at the edge.

Edge-enabled applications

IBM Production Optimization

Create a self-healing production process with AI and machine learning at the edge.

IBM Visual Insights

Make computer vision with deep learning more accessible to business users.

IBM Maximo Worker Insights

Draw real-time data from IoT wearables and environmental sensors to analyze and predict workplace hazard insights.

IBM Asset Optimization

Collect data from equipment to detect imminent asset failure; uses AI to mine maintenance logs to recommend best fix.

Client stories


Find out how L’Oreal enabled real-time visibility across machines, operators and sites to drive faster innovation.


Learn how ProMare unlocked the secrets of the ocean with an autonomous ship operated by AI and edge technology.


Discover how Groupama is disrupting the insurance industry with edge-power telematics. 

Additional resources


What is edge computing?


Edge computing changes everything

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Enabling industrial manufacturing with edge computing


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Related solutions

IoT Consulting Services

Connected operations-powered by intelligent workflows that are built on IoT data, AI and edge computing help you optimize your assets, buildings and manufacturing operations.

IBM Edge Application Manager

A single administrator can manage the scale, variability and rate of change of application environments across tens of thousands of endpoints simultaneously.

IBM Solutions for Telecommunications

IBM solutions enable cloud-based virtualized networks to deliver 5G and edge-enabled future.

IBM Security for Operational Technology

IBM offers a portfolio of Operational Technology (OT) security solutions that helps industrial, asset-intensive environments monitor and secure networks, protect endpoints and deliver cybersecurity services.

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