Project deliverable Open Access
Gabriele Roberti; Alexandra Rotaru; Golboo Pourabdollahian; Luca Butiniello; Lorenzo Veronesi; Gaurav Verma; Adriana Allocato; Giorgio Micheletti; Nevena Raczko; Mike Glennon; Marianne Kolding; Martin Sundblad
This deliverable, which is the first release of the market analysis and forecast report for AI-SPRINT, provides a detailed assessment of the market status-quo and market forecast for edge computing with a specific focus on AI and other enabling technologies. It also gives a deep dive into the market forecast of the three main use-cases of the AI-SPRINT project. The European enterprise edge market has grown significantly in the last couple of years, with new solutions developed to address specific industries and use cases as more organisations have started to understand the benefits and opportunities behind edge and other emerging technologies. The COVID-19 pandemic has reshuffled the investment plans of many organisations in the world, in some cases stimulating the need for edge to ensure business continuity, to improve the decision-making process and to support remote operations. European enterprise edge spending is expected to reach €39.6 billion by 2025, driven by the tremendous role of edge in enabling low latency use cases, deployments in locations that are either remote or without IT support staff, and supporting new vendor propositions and a supply chain that is being built up.
Major findings in this document include the following:
The report double clicks into the market dimension for edge solutions by type of edge technology, and by industry, looking also at the AI domain in the context of AI-SPRINT. In particular, the report provides a detailed analysis on the three use cases in the AI- SPRINT context: maintenance and inspection, personalised healthcare and farming 4.0, looking also at the drivers and the barriers for the edge market overall and in the context of specific industry use cases. In the market context chapter, the report presents the significant market developments for the edge market but also an analysis of how the ecosystem is a pivotal point for deploying edge solutions, particularly in the context of the three AI-SPRINT cases.