In a post on the Microsoft in Government blog, Gary Wachowicz, industry managing director for Microsoft’s Worldwide Public Sector, gives some examples on how modern cities can become smart cities and tap into a $206 billion data dividend.
Government organizations worldwide stand to gain that dividend over the next four years by connecting data streams, using new analytics tools and delivering insights to more people, according to Microsoft-sponsored research from IDC.
Wachowicz’s post goes into four areas where cities can tap their data to make a big impact: Citizen services, public safety, transportation, and buildings and infrastructure. For examples, the Singapore Public Utilities Board/National Water Agency worked with Microsoft to develop the MyWaters app for Windows Phone and Windows 8 to deliver water-related information before natural disasters happen.
Head over to the Microsoft in Government blog to read the rest of Wachowicz’s post.
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