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Dec 2014 - IDC FutureScape - Doc # 253164

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Smart Cities 2015 Predictions

Authors: Ruthbea Yesner Clarke, Yayoi Hirose, Gerald Wang, Baogui Ding, Lianfeng Wu, Aparna Sree

This IDC study presents IDC's worldwide Smart Cities 2015 top 10 decision imperatives and their likely impact across municipalities and metropolitan areas for the following 24 months. It offers targeted guidance that enables civic leaders to make sound investments in a range of technologies and services that focus on present and future value for local residents, businesses, and visitors.

"These decision imperatives make up the framework for planning and execution of technology-related initiatives for local government decision makers," states Ruthbea Yesner Clarke, research director, Smart Cities Strategies. "We hope this study arms city leaders with an understanding of the most important drivers that will change the global metropolitan ecosystem for the next 12–24 months and beyond."

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