This IDC study provides IDC’s top 10 predictions for the 2016 Smart City agenda. It provides a springboard for thinking about the future within the context of a structured set of predictions tied to current and next budget cycles. The IDC Smart City team outlines key recommendations for government leaders who want to understand trends impacting IT investments and determine the best course for strategic planning.
Archive for 2016
This report published by the Institute for Government, UK, says that after five years of getting more services online, UK government is hitting a wall. But despite some public services still running on last century’s computers, the real barrier to progress is not technology but the lack of political drive from the top.
Microsoft published a roadmap to help policymakers take full advantage of the transformational benefits of the cloud. The roadmap contains a set of 78 recommendations in 15 policy categories that will provide the foundation for a regulatory environment that leads to a trusted, responsible, and inclusive cloud.
This report, published by Nesta UK, profiles some of the most pioneering uses of data in UK local government. It uses case study research to explore the many and various ways in which councils are already using data to make their services more effective, manage budget cuts and support the local economy.
The Paper “Cities, Data, and Digital Innovation”, published by the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG ), Canada, looks at opportunities for city governments to harness the data revolution. The paper charts the course of big data and digital innovation in Toronto and London, UK, and offers a recipe for success.
The Programmable City project is investigating the relationship between networked digital technologies and infrastructures and urban management and governance and city life.
The Social Innovation Index 2016, created by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), measures the capacity for social innovation across 45 countries–G20 and OECD nations, together with select others to illustrate some notable trends in developing economies.