This IDC study is designed as a companion piece for IDC's Worldwide Smart Cities Spending Guide and provides a detailed description of the taxonomy, definitions, and methodology supporting IDC's Smart Cities research globally. The approach and structure described provide a framework to better understand Smart City trends and can help both technology suppliers and end-user organizations in planning activities and strategy definition.

"The June release of IDC's Worldwide Smart Cities Spending Guide incorporates our current assessment of the COVID-19 pandemic impact on Smart Cities technology spend, as well as the most recent market development at the time of publishing," said Serena Da Rold, program manager, IDC's Customer Insights and Analysis Group. "Our taxonomy has been updated to reflect current coverage, so that it can be used as a guide to map digital transformation initiatives within cities to our latest spending forecasts."


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Executive Information , Worldwide Smart Cities Spending Guide

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Global IT and economic markets

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Energy as a service, Smart cities and communities, Smart meter, smart grid


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