Every city has different needs, which makes it a challenge to replicate others and develop a comprehensive strategy for smart cities.

A report by Microsoft and IDC shows five stages that cities must go through to become an advanced smart city.

These five steps can guide city leaders to develop a strategy for their city’s growth, enabled by technology.

They include:

  • Pilot projects to test new ways to use technology
  • Use data analytics to improve existing services or create new ones
  • Streamline critical processes to get deeper insights from data
  • Use digital services to improve transparency and citizens’ participation
  • Build city-wide connected infrastructure and make services more predictable

If you would like to know more about develop a smart city strategy, download the full report below.

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