Smart cities use different types of technologies connected via the Internet of Things to collect data and maximize citywide operations. In some parts of the world, smart city technologies have helped combat the coronavirus pandemic. Governments are using smart city technology with a myriad of sensors generating large volumes of data to track (or predict) outbreak hotspots, trace contacts, help people find testing locations, and provide better support for treating people.
So, if a connected, responsive, data-driven city can help improve people’s health and well-being, why don’t we have this tech everywhere?
In this paper, we examine what makes a smart city, the challenges of building smart cities, and the technologies needed to adapt and scale them more quickly. We also look at some of the ways TIBCO is already empowering smart city components around the world and how these capabilities can help your company.