Benefits of developing smart cities
A city is considered “smart” when it adopts intensive TIC solutions and develops the capacity to create, collect, process, and transform information to improve and make its processes and services more efficient, which upgrades quality of life through the effective use of resources and better services for the citizens, such as education, health, transportation, and public safety, among others.
A city does not need to implement all services to be considered smart, as they may be linked through infrastructure, information, and common technologies.
The main challenge of a smart city is to transform information exchange into a reality, which creates added value for managers and industrial operators in the city, particularly, for its citizens.
To achieve this goal, the city must have communication infrastructure and safe data collecting and processing processes, as well as the capacity to function as an open market.
The city leader that has the vision, commitment and budget needed may be a powerful promoter in the creation of new services for the citizens and local companies.
If a smart city has a holistic strategy and a defined path towards future services, it can successfully create marketing scales for smart services.