IDC PlanScape: The Essentials of Internet of Things Investment for Smart Cities

IDC PlanScape: The Essentials of Internet of Things Investment for Smart Cities

This IDC PlanScape study offers practical guidance to help IT and non-IT leaders in government to justify consideration for investment in IoT solutions. This guidance includes answers to the following:

  • Why is the IoT important for consideration for investment by state and city government?
  • What are IoT solutions and key use cases?
  • Who are the key stakeholders that should be involved in IoT initiatives? What are their roles and responsibilities for promoting successful IoT projects?
  • How can IT and non-IT leaders help accelerate investment in the IoT for their organization?

"The Internet of Things is an emerging reality, and U.S. cities and states cannot avoid the ramifications of new IP-enabled and connected devices and their potential impact on the delivery of government services and on the quality of life of citizens," states Ruthbea Yesner Clarke, director, Smart Cities Strategies program. "This document will help government decision makers understand the benefits of IoT use cases and help justify further research into investment."

Please Note: Extended description available upon request.

IDC Government Insights Opinion
In This Study
Situation Overview
Why Is the Internet of Things Important?
What Is the Internet of Things?
Challenges and Risk Factors
The Approach
Who Are the Key Stakeholders?
Future Outlook
Essential Guidance
Actions to Consider
How Can My Organization Take Advantage of the IoT?
The Important Role of Cloud
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Related Research
Table: Worldwide Regional and Local Government IoT Use Cases
Table: Key Stakeholders in IoT Solution Design
Figure: IDC PlanScape: Executive Summary of the Essential Elements for IoT Investment for Cities and States
Figure: Data Characteristics to Support Decision Making
Figure: The IoT Technology Stack
Figure: Steps to IoT Investment

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