Q: What is edge computing?

A: Edge computing is a distributed network model characterized by computing resources located outside the network core close to the devices collecting data. Traditional networks by contrast rely on centralized computing resources. Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are examples of technology that rely on edge computing. The increasing availability of high-speed, low latency bandwidth like 5G will accelerate this technology’s proliferation.

Q: Are companies required to reimburse employees for work from home technology expenses?

A: Several states and jurisdictions including California, District of Columbia, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, and New Hampshire have laws that require employers to reimburse employees for expenses directly related to business activities. While jurisdictions vary, employers should examine reimbursement practices in light of forced and voluntary work from home conditions resulting from COVID-19-related shelter-in-place orders.

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Timothy C. Colwell