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Turning Smart Cities into Intelligent Urban Ecosystems

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To build a city that supports its citizens for decades to come, we need to identify what really matters and create an architectural framework that supports that vision. A smart city should be designed to achieve holistic objectives, focusing on intelligent urban ecosystem development.

Current smart city strategies are inadequate if governments, businesses, and citizens want to benefit from the broader value of an intelligent urban ecosystem. Partners and their stakeholders driving digital transformation need to develop a data-focused urban infrastructure and citizen service strategy.

There are plenty of opportunities to do the same, and more enabled by emerging technologies such as 5G, Blockchain, and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Around these technologies is a vibrant, multi-dimensional ecosystem embracing traditional players, technology providers, and innovators, with potentially infinite combinations to solve each unique city problem.

Technologies are the core enabler for such transformations, but they are not enough to make something “smart.” Rather, the "smart" label should be assigned only when technology enables a foundational change, such as dramatically reducing water or power losses, transforming an insecure area into a public garden for families, or improving accessibility to people with disabilities. With a proper vision, a city can become more efficient and sustainable, and citizens' daily experiences will improve.

By 2050, seventy percent of the global population will live in urban areas. Fortunately, the digital revolution holds the promise for responding to the challenges created by inexorable urbanization. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) OEM Solutions and IoT, in particular, offers far-reaching opportunities to change the trajectory of asset and resource management and usage to help cities become more efficient and sustainable as demands increase. A key goal of a smart city is to enhance the use of public resources, increasing the quality of services offered to its citizens while reducing operational costs. While this objective cannot be attained with technology alone, leveraging the deployment of IoT within a city can go a long way towards the goal.

The HPE Universal IoT platform delivers end-to-end functionalities and creates the technical and economic conditions for offering energy management applications to consumers, industries, and cities on a single cost-effective, standard-compliant, scalable, and vendor-agnostic multi-tenant platform. HPE Universal IoT Platform makes it easy for cities, and enterprises to onboard new use cases and rapidly achieve successful outcomes.

 

HPE OEM – Success Stories Building the Smart Cities of Tomorrow

SixSq provides cloud and edge solutions which allow companies and institutions to benefit from the latest technologies in a secure and scalable way.  The company focuses on cloud and edge solutions for smart cities & beyond delivering software solutions combined with the HPE OEM and IOT program to accelerate reliability at the edge. The HPE OEM partnership gave SixSq the access of HPE Edgeline 4000 product portfolio. The relationship is so promising as SixSq software is on the HPE Edgeline devices makes the value proposition so assertive to explain to most of the stakeholders in the market. The applications are endless like reduction in noise pollution, monitoring air quality, traffic control and many more ways to engage and leverage the edge.

Every industry comes with its unique challenges. However, HPE OEM Solutions have all these issues covered, offering flexible services, and technology that yields the meaningful results you and your end customers require. To know more about our OEM offerings, click here.


Matt Quirk
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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About the Author

MattQuirk

With a passion for innovation and technology, I am lucky enough to work within high-growth opportunities across multiple industries including manufacturing, healthcare, energy, media and entertainment and security - with technology innovations that are advancing the way people live and work such as AI, autonomous everything and 5G.