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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Smart City 2016 Predictions

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Smart City 2016 Predictions

This IDC study provides IDC's top 10 predictions for the 2016 Smart City agenda. This FutureScape provides a springboard for thinking about the future within the context of a structured set of predictions tied to current and next budget cycles. The IDC Smart City team outlines key recommendations for government leaders who want to understand trends impacting IT investments and determine the best course for strategic planning."These predictions are designed to provide the strategic context to enable government leaders — from mayors to city council members to CIOs and innovation offices — to transform their organizations through the application of technology to real business challenges," states Ruthbea Yesner Clarke, research director, Smart Cities Strategies. "This document offers the Smart City team's collective understanding of major urban transitions and their impact on strategic planning."

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IDC FutureScape Figure
IDC Opinion
In This Study
Situation Overview
Summary of Key Drivers
IDC FutureScape Predictions
Prediction 1: By 2017, At Least 20 of the World's Largest Countries Will Create National Smart City Policies to Prioritize Funding and Document Technical and Business Guidelines
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 2: In the Next Three Years, One-Third of Medium-Sized and Large Cities Will Define Their Smart City Road Map Leveraging Third-Party Maturity Models and Best Practice Studies
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 3: Through 2018, 90% of AP Smart City ICT Investment Will Support Socioeconomic Initiatives to Reduce Economic Divides, Grow Domestic Industries, and Attract Skilled Workers
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 4: To Enhance Service Delivery, by 2018, 75% of State and Local Organizations Will Use Externally Generated Citizen Data in Transportation Management and Real-Time Crime Centers
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IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 5: By 2016, 60% of Mobile Apps That People Use to Experience a City Will Rely on Open Data Combined with Crowdsourced Information But Supplied by Commercial Organizations
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IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 6: In 2016, 90% of Cities Worldwide Will Lack a Comprehensive Set of Policies on the Public and Private Use of Drones, Sensors, and Devices, Resulting in Increased Privacy and Security Risks
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IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 7: As Crime Becomes More Mobile and Invisible, and the Global Threat Environment More Complex, Local Public Safety Organizations Will Spend $20.7 Billion in 2016 on IoT-Enabled Solutions
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 8: By 2018, 60% of Robotics Use and Machine-to-Infrastructure Communications in Major Cities Will Be Related to Connected Cars and Driverless or Semiautonomous Vehicles
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IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 9: In 2017, Public Works Projects Will Be the Third-Largest Area of Smart City Investment as the Business Case in Connected Lighting and Smart Water Become Indisputable
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IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 10: In 2018, 50% of All Smart Home Alerts, Reminders, and Predictive Automation Will Rely on Inputs or Responses from Local Government
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Essential Guidance
Key Drivers
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