IoT – Optimise and Future-Proof Your Business (Smart Cities)

IoT – The Internet of Things

Connecting devices, sensors and systems requires innovative applications capable of machine to machine communication within each organisation’s unique ecosystem. Last week we started our discussion about IoT by presenting the perks of Smart Buildings. This week we will tackle another interesting subject, this time on a macro level – Smart Cities.

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Focus Area II: The future in Smart Cities

Cities nowadays are starting to pay the price of their success. More people than ever are moving into cities and the traffic in cities and suburbs have a high impact on people’s lives, health and performance. The fastest way of getting from A to B in many cases is not by car and is also greatly dependent on traffic and available parking spaces.

Intelligent traffic management helps residents find optimal routes for getting from A to B, taking into consideration all possibilities of private and public transportation, parking spaces, temporary construction sites or accidents. Traffic management, paired with environmental sensing and a personal profile can help residents find their most suitable place to live. Instruments for Data Analytics offer new planning material for city governments in order to strategically develop cities and suburbs with a clear overlapping between living and leisure areas and office and industrial areas.

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Energy management, visualisation and forecasting are other important pillars of Smart Cities. While government controlled buildings can be brought together and managed as Smart Buildings, their energy consumption can be optimised by taking into consideration alternative energy production using their roofs. However, the strategic management and development of city areas need extensive fundamental data and visualisation for city officials, in order to decide on the right direction and to set the right targets and guidelines.

With its user-centred capabilities, iQuest combines Big Data and Data Analytics with user experience and is specialised in collecting Big Data from various systems and sources, processing and displaying them in a user-centred and optimised way. Our mobile capabilities allow us to open up selected data to residents and letting them contribute to the strategic Smart City targets, thus increasing their quality of life.

Any insights on Smart Cities? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Also, stay tuned for next week’s article, in which we will talk about Industry 4.0.

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