White Paper: PTC
Urbanization is not a recent phenomenon. The migration of people from rural to urban areas has been going on for millennia. But what is different today is the speed and scale of that migration. According to a United Nations report, by 2050 two-thirds of humanity will live in more than 40 mega-cities of 10 million people each. Cities will have to improve efficiency and reduce expenditures through new technologies and other means. Global companies are looking to transform major cities through advanced computer technologies, sensors, high-speed data networks, predictive analytics, big data, and the IoT. Before a city begins a smart city initiative, its leaders need to identify the challenges the city faces and must be ready to look at the way its systems, services, policies, and procedures are working. The right technology solutions will help to focus on addressing the challenges defined by city's unique nature. Download the guide now to discover: How will newer cities acquire the resources necessary for supporting large populations? How can data science be used to solve urban problems? What is the role of citizens in smart cities?
White Paper: PTC
Cities are transforming from digital cities to smart cities. A city becomes "smart" when it harnesses the data from smart devices, networks, cloud infrastructure, and applications & analytics to develop new insights as well as new products and services. Smart cities require collaboration between public and private sectors in order to create new business models. Having a Smart City Platform as a control panel for integrating city services helps cities deploy integrated smart city solutions to accelerate sustainable economic growth and create safer and more efficient cities. This IDC Technology Spotlight whitepaper explores how smart city platforms are essential for integrating smart technologies, the importance of smart city platforms as a key mechanism to integrate smart technologies and the challenges behind the implementation of smart cities infrastructure. Download the guide now to discover: What is a Smart City Platform? How can Smart City Platforms help solve big urban challenges? Key considerations to achieve full Smart City Platform implementations Fundamental challenges in smart city deployments