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'Internet of Things' Deployments Pose a Challenge to Smart-City Information Strategies

Published: 04 July 2013

ID: G00250955

Analyst(s): Alfonso Velosa


The value of Internet of Things deployments in cities lies in the huge amount of big data they generate. City department CIOs' information strategies must address cultural factors, citizen value and privacy issues if they are to exploit this value to the full.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • As smart-city departments deploy IoT systems, increased data flows will require city department CIOs to update their data and information, strategy, management culture and processes
  • IoT deployments will create more valuable information and citizen value. CIOs must analyze the potential cost savings and revenue opportunities as well as citizen concerns when considering this information
  • IoT-driven smart cities will generate significant citizen information, exposing CIOs and TSPs to product and service liability from third-party breaches

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