Gartner Research

Market Trends: Smart Cities Are the New Revenue Frontier for Technology Providers, 2011

Published: 01 April 2011

ID: G00210890

Analyst(s): Hiranya Fernando, Alfonso Velosa , Luis Anavitarte, Bettina Tratz-Ryan


Technology providers are starting to build the smart city model into a new revenue opportunity by focusing their selling model on solutions and partners. Their challenges range from an emerging, very regional market to a complex ecosystem that includes government agencies and financiers.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview

Trends in the Market

Market: The Emerging "Smart City" Market Is Complex, Local and Global

  • The Brownfield and Greenfield Duopoly Drives Market Complexity
    • Think Globally via Frameworks, Act Locally via Customization

Buyers: Cities and Urban Developers Are Grappling With the ICT Challenge

  • Technology Serves City Objectives
    • Examples of Cities With Leadership and Vision
    • Services Will Lead Complex Migration and Road Maps
  • Policy: Governmental Jurisdictions and Requirements Both Hinder and Help
    • Emerging and Developed Markets Differ in How They Address Smart Cities
  • The Ecosystem Extends Far Beyond Technology

Contrarian View: Real Constraints May Limit Smart City Initiatives

Vendors to Watch

  • Many Players Are Driving This Fragmented Market


  • Appendix: Examples of Greenfield and Brownfield Smart Cities

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