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Introduction

Most so-called smart cities have so far been characterized by fairly small and isolated IoT projects that municipalities build up over time. There is not much by way of coordinated strategies for fully integrated systems.

Highlights

  • Cities integrate systems for coordinated services.
  • Smart city integration prevents new silos.
  • Genuinely integrated smart cites are a way off.

Features and Benefits

  • Evaluates the current level of integration in the smart city market.
  • Defines priorities for smart city integration projects.

Key questions answered

  • Where are the opportunities for integration in smart cities?
  • What can cities achieve by integrating disparate urban IoT deployments?

Table of contents

Summary

  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages

Recommendations

  • Recommendations for local governments
  • Recommendations for vendors

Cities integrate systems for coordinated services

  • Integration usually happens within isolated domains
  • In smart cities, systems integrators build, coordinate, and advise
  • Urban IoT highlights opportunities for back-office integration

Smart city integration prevents new silos

  • Smart city systems come together in bits
  • Pulling systems together can cut duplication costs

Genuinely integrated smart cities are a way off

  • Competition funding creates "more pilots than British Airways"
  • The business case for smart city integration is still weak
  • Smart city integration poses both risks and benefits to security
  • It is hard to integrate things that are owned by different people

Integration supports data-driven decisions

  • Most smart city projects are about data, not control
  • Integration is about working practices as well as systems

Appendix

  • Further reading
  • Author

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