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Gulf Cooperation Council Countries Leading CEMA in Smart City Initiatives: Key Drivers and Success Factors

Gulf Cooperation Council Countries Leading CEMA in Smart City Initiatives: Key Drivers and Success Factors

In this insight, IDC presents the current situation and main drivers of Smart City initiatives in the CEMA region. IDC also provides an overview of major services categories in Smart Cities and highlights selected CEMA examples. We further provide a summary of key success factors related to developing Smart Cities of the future. Based on lessons learned from the existing developments in CEMA, this IDC Insight highlights areas that city officials should pay attention to when developing Smart Cities. The information presented is also relevant to vendors, as it allows them to position themselves as innovative partners to Smart City developments and move beyond being pure technology providers.

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IDC Opinion
In This Insight
Methodology
Situation Overview
What Is a Smart City?
Smart Cities Drivers
Rising Urbanization Compels Cities to Manage Their Operations More Effectively
Cities Aim to Become More Attractive for Businesses and Citizens and to Accelerate Economic Growth
With the Use of Advanced Technologies, Cities Target Greater Levels of Energy Efficiency
Cities Are Trying to Use Smart City Systems to Handle the Complexities of Diverse Populations
Rapid Technology Improvements, Coupled with Increasing Affordability, Fuel the Growth of Smart Cities
Smart City Services Designed in CEMA
Future Outlook
Table: Examples of Smart City Projects Across the Three Major Categories
Figure: Global and Regional Urbanization Trends (% of Population Living in Cities)
Figure: GCC Urbanization Trends (% of Population Living in Cities)
Figure: Cities: Economic, Social, and Environmental Impact
Figure: Summary of Main CEMA Smart City Drivers
Figure: CEMA Smart City Key Success Factors

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