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Perspective: The Next Big "Thing"? The State of the Internet of Things in the Middle East and Africa Government Sector

Perspective: The Next Big "Thing"? The State of the Internet of Things in the Middle East and Africa Government Sector

In this Perspective, IDC provides an overview of four key usage areas for the Internet of Things (IoT) in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) government sector. It specifically assesses and forecasts spending, as well as providing some current examples of IoT use for automated public transit, environmental monitoring and detection, public infrastructure asset management, and public safety and emergencies. IDC believes that analyzing the industry opportunity brought by IoT to government is the first step in understanding the various opportunities and future potential for both end users and technology vendors.

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In This Perspective
A Nascent but Rapidly Evolving Internet of Things Market
Four Use Case Pillars for the Internet of Things in the Government Sector
MEA Government Sector Internet of Things Spending by Pillar
Automated Public Transit
Public Infrastructure Asset Management
Public Safety and Emergency Response
Environmental Monitoring and Detection
Future Outlook
Actions to Consider
Create a Security Strategy from the Beginning
Invest in Analytics, Not Just Isolated Solutions
Set Standards, Standards, Standards
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Table: Four Use Case Pillars for the Internet of Things in the Government Sector
Figure: Istanbul Municipality's Real-Time Public Transit Information Mobile Application
Figure: Istanbul Municipality's IoT Environmental Monitoring and Detection Solution
Figure: Government IoT Spending by Use Case Pillar in the Middle East and Africa, 2014-2018

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