Understanding the drivers behind Smart Cities

31 October 2014
Report type: Research Note
Author(s): Alex Chau - Research Director, Head of Asia
Keywords: IoT, internet of things, internet, things, M2M, machine-to-machine, data, analytics, smart, cities,
Number of Pages: 5

Government officials and city managers around the world have sometimes bought into the hype of IoT and implemented smart city projects before fully understanding the impacts that such projects will have on their city. The role of ‘trailblazer’ is not for everyone and for many these early experiences will hinder further investment in M2M/IoT as there is no clear ROI due to poor understanding of the situation. Until the role of smart city project can be defined fully, the benefits that it can bring to the city will not be realized.

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