30 Sep '16, 3pm

Smart cities: The 5-year outlook

I was recently asked by a client where I thought smart cities would be in five years’ time, by the end of 2021. Here is a summary of what I said, drawing on several of my earlier blog posts , although I have not referenced these separately. I began with Gartner ’s observation that smart cities are the fastest-growing area of the Internet of Things (IoT), and that by 2018 there will be 3.3 billion connected devices in cities. I then tried to identify the consequences that I thought would follow from this, both good and bad — things to welcome and things requiring attention. Accentuate the positive The explosion in numbers of connected devices will continue to offer opportunities to improve service delivery, reduce environmental impact and reduce costs, much as it has already: examples are legion, and there is no reason to suppose the phenomenon will stop. I suspect, however...

Full article: https://www.greenbiz.com/article/smart-cities-5-year-outlook

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