We need to define what really matters in order to develop a city that serves its people for decades to come, and establish an architectural structure that supports that vision. A smart city should be built to achieve holistic goals, focusing on the creation of smart urban ecosystems. If governments, companies, and residents want to benefit from the wider value of an intelligent urban environment, existing smart city policies are unsustainable.

A data-focused urban infrastructure and citizen service strategy must be built by partners and their stakeholders who drive digital transformation. There are plenty of possibilities to do the same and emerging technologies such as 5G, Blockchain, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) allow them to do more. There is a vibrant, multi-dimensional ecosystem around these innovations that includes traditional players, technology providers, and innovators, with potentially infinite combinations to solve problem of each specific city.

Instead the “smart” label should be assigned only when technology makes a fundamental change, such as significantly reducing water or power losses, transforming an insecure area into a public garden for families, or enhancing accessibility for people with disabilities. Innovations are the primary enablers for such transformations, but they are not enough to render anything “smart.” A city will become more effective and prosperous with an appropriate vision, and the everyday lives of people can improve.

Seventy percent of the global population will be living in urban areas by 2050. The digital revolution, luckily, has the potential to respond to the challenges created by inexorable urbanisation. In particular, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) OEM Solutions and IoT have far-reaching opportunities to transform asset and resource management and use trajectories to help cities become more competitive and resilient as demands grow.

Increasing the usage of public resources, increasing the quality of services provided to its residents while reducing operating costs is a key objective of a smart city. Although technology alone cannot accomplish this goal, leveraging the implementation of IoT within a city can go a long way towards the objective.

On a single cost-effective, standard-compliant, scalable, and vendor-agnostic multi-tenant platform, the HPE Universal IoT platform offers end-to-end functionality and establishes the technological and economic conditions for providing energy management applications to customers, businesses, and cities. The HPE Universal IoT Platform makes it easy for cities and companies to implement new use cases and produce good results quickly.

 

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