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Hype Cycle for Smart City Technologies and Solutions, Gartner, 2020

Many cities are challenged by aging infrastructure, increasing air pollution and traffic congestion, spiraling energy prices, and scarcity of natural resources. Cities are becoming smarter, however, they need a structured approach to better manage existing resources and to make their activities on behalf of their citizens more efficient. Actility provides a unique LPWAN platform for cities, using IoT to enable new services. Building on a dedicated long-range low-power network for IoT, city authorities can connect countless battery-powered « things » into a single network, enabling data collection from parking sensors, environmental monitoring equipment, flood detection sensors, or smart meters. The data is then fed to centralized intelligent systems which can make recommendations to optimize city service management.

A smart city is designed to achieve holistic objectives, representing an intelligent urban ecosystem. This research helps local government and business CIOs, urban planners and strategists assessing emerging technologies and solutions to deliver sustainable societal outcomes.

A strategic view of a smart city or intelligent urban ecosystem applies a digital approach to foster collaboration and engagement across citizens, industries and governments. Disruptive forces consisting of pandemic, political, environmental and demographic challenges are increasing and will determine the reach and speed of interactions across this ecosystem. A concerted effort, using data sources, can successfully resolve the challenge of citizens living a full life in a healthy society in an urban environment. Smart city governance empowers individual and business innovation.

Considering this, we are sharing with you this Gartner report so you could discover how relevant technologies and solutions can solve cities’ many other challenges! Gartner assesses the maturity of the most relevant technologies and solutions helping Smart Cities development. 

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Gartner, “Hype Cycle for Smart City Technologies and Solutions, 2020 ”, published by analysts Bettina Tratz-Ryan and Bill Finnerty, 4 August 2020. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. 
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