Edge devices will gather, analyze and store information about the user, their environment and their response to it
"The result is that more of your information will be in devices that you can (and cannot) see. This is 'small data sprawl'- where slices of information about you will be spread all over the environment. It's already happening.
Organizations want to move closer to their customers. Proximity enables them to be more responsive and personal. It also allows them to have more control over the relationship. Because IoT devices now how have enough capability to solve real problems, every company is building an edge strategy..."
A new blockchain-focused initiative with the American Council on Education suggests that the emerging technology could transform the world of learner records, though many questions remain
"One classic problem in education is the difficulty that learners face when it comes to showcasing their achievements in order to transfer to different educational programs or to capitalize on job opportunities.
More and more groups are looking to blockchain as part of the solution. Earlier this month, the American Council on Education (ACE) revealed that it received funding from the U.S. Department of Education to support research on blockchain's potential to solve the learner record quagmire. The money will also be used to help fund pilot projects throughout the country later this year..."