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TSPs Can Learn From China's Smart City Deployments to Create More Realistic Projects

Published: 22 January 2015

ID: G00272307

Analyst(s): Tina T. Tang, Vincent Fu


Government CIOs complain that the spectacular smart city visions of technology and service providers often lack evolutionary planning. Strategic planners must realize that smart city projects require cross-team engagement to overcome frictions and gap expectations among multiple stakeholders.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Central and local governments have different and often unrealistic expectations when developing smart city initiatives, requiring strategic planners of TSPs to carefully assess risk and counter competitor hype
  • Siloed smart city ownership makes it cumbersome and time-consuming for strategic planners of global TSPs to create a broad view of the smart city initiative and the value statements involved
  • Regulation and local compliance force strategic planners of global TSPs to adapt their approaches to the local environment

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