In this white paper, Hewlett Packard Enterprise shares its analysis and vision for smart cities founded on its 50-year experience in ICT transformations. HPE sees the Internet of Things (IoT) as a key enabler in the transformation towards smart cities and notes how the HPE Universal IoT Platform can support municipalities in that transformation.
Smart cities are urban areas that use digital technologies in a secure fashion to manage the municipality’ s assets, enhance sustainable economic development, reduce costs and resource consumption, and support the well-being of its citizens. Smart cities have become a global phenomenon, and municipal leaders around the world are interested in the potential opportunities as they prepare their cities for the future.
Beyond marketing and technology, an effective smart city strategy takes a city’ s cultural, socioeconomic, environmental, and geographical realities into account and requires collaboration between stakeholders’”from policy makers to citizens’”with assistance from trusted, experienced information and communication technology (ICT) partners.
Innovation and the proper implementation of new technologies into a smart city strategy requires careful contemplation. ICT partners play a pivotal role in the project’ s development and implementation, and therefore its ultimate success. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) helps customers use technology to slash the time it takes to turn ideas into value.