City officials face all sorts of challenges these days: changing populations, increasing government regulations, decreasing tax base growth, aging infrastructure and constrained budgets.

Emerging technologies such as IoT, telecommunications, social media, cloud-based data storage, and analytics enable city officials to meet these challenges. With the use of technology, cities can deliver innovative services, support higher service levels, and do more with less.

Analytics can take data from across the city and make sense of it so that officials can solve these big challenges more effectively. This whitepaper by business analytics provider SAS sets out the four steps for cities to implement analytics solutions.

  1. Set the vision – The governing body should understand and believe in the long-term value of analytics
  2. Select projects – Evaluate options based on whether they solve important issues, return ROI and other factors
  3. Evaluate data – Identifying where data is stored, quality of data, how it is generated
  4. Determine the best approach – Understanding the types of solutions and which is best for the city’s needs

To learn more from SAS about how your agency can effectively implement analytics, download the whitepaper by filling out the form below.

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