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    Smart city applications
    are best managed in the cloud

    The backbone of smart cities

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    Cloud-based solutions offer a secure, scalable, and cost-effective option when building a smart city infrastructure

    Smart city applications such as street lighting, smart parking, and road traffic management are starting to be widely deployed around the world, improving city operations and quality of life, reducing costs and energy use, and improving customer service. These services tend to be set up as stand-alone applications, but the full benefits of a smart city will only be realized if these applications are able to share data, interface with other IoT applications to enable cross-department processes, and in turn ensure city operations are transparent across many groups.

     

    In addition, many cities are growing rapidly and must be sure that these applications can be extended and expanded as required, meaning a future-proof IT strategy is essential. Physical location is no longer a determining factor in IT infrastructure management, so cloud solutions are likely to be the logical next step.

    In the report:

     
    • Why cloud-based storage is essential for a scalable IT infrastructure
    • The importance of interfacing IoT applications
    • How cloud-based solutions are enabling scalability and evolving applications

    Six questions to enable your smart city IT decision

     

    A well-designed smart city infrastructure can enhance services and business oppurtunities, improve safety, and boost collaboration between the city, its citizens, and businesses - and continue to do so for decades to come. To achieve this, decision-makers should make sure they can say 'yes' to the following questions.

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    Is it scalable?

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    Is suitable connectivity available?

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    Are the right IT staff available?

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    Is it sufficiently secure?

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    Can all the elements be integrated successfully?

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    Is it accessible?

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