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Jan 2015 - Business Strategy - Doc # GI253551

IDC PlanScape: The Essentials of Internet of Things Investment for Smart Cities

Author: Ruthbea Yesner
Research Director, Smart Cities Strategies


This IDC PlanScape study offers practical guidance to help IT and non-IT leaders in government to justify consideration for investment in IoT solutions. This guidance includes answers to the following:

  • Why is the IoT important for consideration for investment by state and city government?
  • What are IoT solutions and key use cases?
  • Who are the key stakeholders that should be involved in IoT initiatives? What are their roles and responsibilities for promoting successful IoT projects?
  • How can IT and non-IT leaders help accelerate investment in the IoT for their organization?

"The Internet of Things is an emerging reality, and U.S. cities and states cannot avoid the ramifications of new IP-enabled and connected devices and their potential impact on the delivery of government services and on the quality of life of citizens," states Ruthbea Yesner Clarke, director, Smart Cities Strategies program. "This document will help government decision makers understand the benefits of IoT use cases and help justify further research into investment."


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