Smart cities work best when supported by a central platform solution
Currently, the majority of Smart City applications are deployed as retro-fit point solutions aimed at solving a single, clearly defined problem. Over time this vertical approach will give way to a more horizontal one, comprising a central Smart City platform that controls multiple applications. We have already witnessed this type of development in certain cities, particularly on greenfield sites, but it will become increasingly common as a way to further streamline services. But what benefits can a Smart City platform be expected to bring?
This Implementation Guide provides guidance to city managers on how they should best deploy a central smart city platform. It examines the business case for their deployment and provides four case studies: Monaco. Barcelona, Amsterdam and one example of a campus deployment at London City Airport.
Keywords: IoT, internet of things, internet, things, M2M, machine-to-machine, smart, cities, platform, Amsterdam, Monaco, Barcelona, London
Companies covered in this report: A*Star, Bosch, Cisco, Living PlanIT, PlatOne, Silver Spring, CGI
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