A smart city is a urban development vision to integrate multiple information and communication technology (ICT) solutions in a secure fashion to manage a city’s assets – the city’s assets include, but not limited to, local departments information systems, schools, libraries, transportation systems, hospitals, power plants, law enforcement, and other community services.
You may also say A smart city (also smarter city) uses digital technologies or information and communication technologies (ICT) to enhance quality and performance of urban services, to reduce costs and resource consumption, and to engage more effectively and actively with its citizens.
What are smart cities?
Particularly Internet of things ( IOT ) is the core or you must say the heart of smart city.
Let’s start with what the Internet of Things ( IOT ) mean. Simply it means physical objects or things will be embedded with electronics or software to eliminate human labour and make daily living efficient & seamless.
A ‘smart cities’ suggest a compilation of electricity, gas, water & other government amenities using sensors into a smart grid through technology to make cities efficient.
The vision, globally with the ‘smart cities’ is to be economically stable, ecologically friendly, technologically powered & meticulously planned with a dependence on information technology to improve efficiency.
Few features of Smart Cities:
- Smart Buildings: Reduce energy and water consumption, carbon emission and lower costs, all while providing a safe environment for the citizens.
- Smart Parking: Provide real time availability information, guide drivers to open spots and increase revenue of parking space operators.
- Remote Expert: Changes how healthcare, citizen services, retail or banking are delivered to its citizens in a real time, immersive, video environment.
What does this means for Web Providers?
Internet of things & smart cities will generate a huge data influx. which will need to be processed & analyzed in real time. This will create a demand for storage & infrastructure which in turn, will call for web service providers to offer reliable data storage facilities and efficient system management platforms. it is the small and medium businesses that will need web providers like RPinfocare to sustain. Since there are many small and medium businesses cropping up, the business potential for us as web solutions providers is huge.