WBA Releases Smart City Blueprint

The Connected City Advisory Board (CCAB) and the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) have produced a smart city blueprint for local governments, focusing heavily on process suggestions. But also suggesting where various opportunities might lie.

Separately, some 42 percent of government respondents to a new global study published by Aruba (Hewlett Packard Enterprise) indicated they use IoT now. Some 35 say they are connecting building security systems (57 percent), streetlights (32 percent) and vehicles (20 percent).

The Internet of Things: Today and Tomorrow study reports that 85 percent of respondents say they plan to implement IoT by 2019, though some might question the definition of “internet of things” that was used. The report notes that “our research found conflicting definitions of what IoT means, what IoT devices are connected and how to extract value from them.”

The study questioned 3,100 IT and business decision makers across 20 countries.

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