Internet of Things

Who will Lead the Development of Smart Cities?

Ever since the inception of the IoT, the various definition of Smart Cities has been floated from people to people. Though, the core remained stagnant of being “smart” enough to address urban challenges with the implementation of ICT (Information & Communications Technology).

Development of Smart Cities

The challenges which we are facing within any city of the world includes economic growth, environmental sustainability, social elevation and more. Given these trends, to know about where we are is critical when we plan future smart city processes.

City leadership must understand how the components of IoE from people to things play specific roles, and work together, to enable our future cities and communities. As we all know that things hold the capabilities such as context awareness, increased processing power, and energy independence, and with more number of people and information get connected, IoT becomes an Internet of Everything.

IoE Technology for Cities

Cities are aggressively digging deep about the deployment of horizontal multiservice infrastructures that will host the systems of a city. These approaches are specifically designed to facilitate easy, seamless integration of new applications with the necessary installation of end devices and related software stacks. The objectives are to ensure that future services are easy to avail it in terms of cost and no disruption to the existing network architecture. The efficacy of the technical architecture is measured with the help of insights on how well it:

  1. Interconnects people, machines, and sensors throughout the city.
  2. Securely collects real-time and context-aware data from multiple sources.
  3. Stores data from devices, people, and applications.
  4. Organizes data by using semantic links to identify and send it to relevant users according to individual access rights.

To achieve these goals, the technology architecture must be efficient enough to manage

  • millions of devices and sensors
  • thousands of servers
  • multidimensional transmission
  • processing, and streaming of Big Data

Additionally, it is also important to understand,

  • infrastructure needs to process the data,
  • capture the insights,
  • take a decision without the need to transport a large amount of data to a data center

Closing thought

The development of smart cities is solely in the hands of people, data, things, and process which can play an integral role. Let’s start accumulating these four leading factors and analyze it to build a smarter city

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