This IDC Government Insights report provides the IDC Government Insights predictions on the key trends and business drivers in IT and related technologies that will influence Smart City development for the next 12–18 months. The predictions outline the collective opinion of the IDC Smart City team of analysts representing all regions globally.
"This worldwide set of Smart City predictions is a list of prioritized business drivers and technology trends that our team believes will shape the local government IT landscape in the context of an economically and socially challenging 2013 time. The goal is to draw attention to events that exemplify strategic shifts that are reshaping the ways cities operate and that require the city leaders to make smart, and sometimes very difficult, decisions," says Ruthbea Yesner Clarke, research director, Smart City Strategies.
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