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Nov 2015 - IDC FutureScape - Doc # 259907

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Smart City 2016 Predictions

Authors: Alison Brooks, Ph.D., Massimiliano Claps, Ruthbea Yesner Clarke, Gerald Wang

This IDC study provides IDC's top 10 predictions for the 2016 Smart City agenda. This FutureScape provides a springboard for thinking about the future within the context of a structured set of predictions tied to current and next budget cycles. The IDC Smart City team outlines key recommendations for government leaders who want to understand trends impacting IT investments and determine the best course for strategic planning.

"These predictions are designed to provide the strategic context to enable government leaders — from mayors to city council members to CIOs and innovation offices — to transform their organizations through the application of technology to real business challenges," states Ruthbea Yesner Clarke, research director, Smart Cities Strategies. "This document offers the Smart City team's collective understanding of major urban transitions and their impact on strategic planning."

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