One of the best-known clothing retailers in the world has embraced edge computing technology and realized significant operational advantages as a consequence, one of its senior technical staff said in a presentation at the recent Edge Computing World conference.

The Gap operates more than 2,500 stores in North America and handles about $10 billion in transactions per year. The company has switched from traditional point-of-sale technology to a system based almost entirely on Apple’s iOS products, as iPads replace cash registers and scanner guns across sales floors.

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