Technology has a huge impact on the lives of individuals, business, and government. With the technological advances, evolution in the field of communication has grown exponentially as well. They solely rely on the heavy data exchanges.
This had a huge impact on the overall infrastructure of cities across the world. One of the features of a modern city is to manage local organizations, transportation by the use of secure communication channels and other complex integrated systems. Thus these smart cities are emerging as a part of the technological evolution by providing a better service to its denizens by using urban informatics and technology to improve the efficiency of services.
Internet of Things has a huge impact on the progression of smart cities by the integration of features such as smart energy, smart information communication technology, elegant planning, smart citizen and smart domination.
Iot and its uses
It has already been predicted that by 2025, 25 Global Cities will be smart cities. Since smart cities are rising and are in its nascent stage, it is very important to understand how it functions. The integral part of it is to use IoT to implement data collection hardware and software into government infrastructure to serve and make the lives of citizens better.
Smart Cities basically creates an ecosystem where economic development, sustainability, and environment conservation are held together as the primary stakeholder.
The four main pillars of a smart city are big data, mobile technologies, cloud computing, and social business. These factors primarily affect the growth and development of a smart city.
While data is quintessential for a smart city ecosystem, the four pillars mentioned above are equally important. Huge chunks of data are generated and routed through intelligent infrastructure thus helping in providing a better insight.
These insights are taken into account to provide a better service in correcting certain loopholes and also for improvement of the whole system. Thus, reducing the chances of inefficiency, and providing a better healthcare, and effective transport services.
To cater to the ever-expanding data system, cities are adopting cloud computing, data virtualization, and data analytics.
Of them, cloud computing is the fastest growing technology which is being adopted by the smart cities for its greater efficiency and thus reducing the cost.
Smart City As An Ecosystem
Smart cities are growing and for sensitive workloads, data security is also one of the primary concerns. Thus, the cloud computing services are being equipped with advanced security protocols to ensure data safety. One of the primary hubs of smart cities is the UK which already is readying to future proof itself. Dubai, on the other hand, is also adopting smart city strategies. The city is one the first among others to govern both the opening and sharing of data and the first to involve both the public and the private sector in a citywide data initiative.
According to certain connoisseurs, this giant initiative will soon be adopting cloud feature to the ever-increasing need to move data to different locations thus proving the agility of the cloud core system.
The possibilities of the smart city initiative might be endless but to unlock it, certain factors must muster the cohesiveness in order to function simultaneously
Thus, the combined efforts of technology, telecoms, governments, and businesses are required to function properly to unlock the revenues necessary to build and cater to the ever-expanding needs of a smart city.