A 21st-century city should be prepared to use the Internet of Things (IoT) to produce data-driven benefits for its citizens. But to succeed, a city must be equipped with the right technologies in the right places. Of course, adopting and embedding these technologies throughout an entire infrastructure requires buy-in and technical capacity from many disparate parties, citywide. That’s no small challenge. Who takes the lead in making this collective adoption happen?
Hitachi Data Systems Federal Blog
In every sector, organizations are making more intelligent use of technology to deliver services and manage infrastructure more efficiently. In this data-driven move to create a safer, smarter society, they’re accruing a wealth of digital information on nearly every facet of civil life – from law enforcement and emergency response, to healthcare, critical infrastructure, transportation and energy.
As this social innovation unfolds, we’re producing data of unprecedented richness and scope, at rapidly growing volumes. We’re now faced with more information than we can process, which affects our ability to leverage it effectively. More than ever, we need efficient methods for collecting, storing, organizing, finding, accessing and analyzing data – the data that gives us the intelligence we need to make the informed, timely decisions vital to our communal quality of life.
A truly “smart” society knows how to optimize this abundance of data. So, what capabilities are most valuable to our digital transformation into a smart society?
Almost every week there is a heart breaking headline with respect to a terrorist attack that has taken innocent lives. Although at first glance these attacks seem highly planned and the affected governments seem unaware of the activities, we frequently find out later that there was intelligence forewarning of the nefarious actions.
This begs the question... If there is information about these attacks prior to the event, why aren't actions taken to mitigate the attack? This question can be asked of international terrorist activity, and also of local criminal activity that impacts the quality of life for every citizen, in every in city.