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Making smart cities a reality: how to handle big data

smart city of the future

January 9, 2019 | Blog

In preparation for our appearance at Smart IoT London with Cisco, Schneider and Netapp on the 15th and 16th March, we’ve been thinking about how smart cities of the future can become a reality.

By 2050, 70-80% of us will reportedly live in cities; which is an estimated 7.2 billion people. With this in mind, governments, local authorities and service providers are all looking towards ways of making these cities sustainable for the future.

The focus will be to make these cities inclusive, informative, environmental, efficient and sufficient. Organisations are exploring ways to combine technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) to make these dreams a reality. However, how will the data coming from every device connected to the smart city be managed? With 7.2 billion people connected through smartphones, tablets, cars and laptops, plus every traffic light, road, building, home, and commodity connected, the numbers and size of available data will be incredible.

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