The effective management of data is fundamental in the successful construction of the smart cities of the future.
Improving the connectivity within British cities is not just an abstract pursuit driven by an obligation to follow a larger trend of digitisation. Building smarter cities has tangible benefits for residents and businesses alike.
By integrating data from organisations across the private, public and non-profit sectors, we can collectively build solutions that improve the reality of living the city life; from optimising public transport routes to creating incentives for people to recycle by tracking citizens’ litter habits.
Currently, the UK is struggling to create truly smart cities. Effectively integrating physical, digital and human systems in a built environment is a difficult task, and one which requires robust data management and analysis. Without this, cities around the country will continue the uphill battle to interconnect information and deliver a sustainable, prosperous and efficient living environment for their residents.
The data challenge
Creating a smart city depends on how well organisations can share and analyse the vast amount of data being generated by new technologies. Without the ability to share vital information in real time, businesses operating both in the private and public sector can’t develop the applications that support automation, nor the software solutions that form the ‘smart’ capabilities of a city and its infrastructure.
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