Uncovering the real ROI of innovative city technologies

Pioneeringtechnologies that enable sustainable and more economically competitive citiesis an exciting business. For years, the team at Windows Embedded has been developing the platformsthat power intelligent systems—end-to-end solutions that connectindustry devices to back-end datacenters, harnessing big data and driving allkinds of new, actionable intelligence. Where intelligent systems intersect withcities, true efficiencies arise—as do sustainability, convenience and qualityof life. It is the Internet of Things, coming soon to power a city near you.

The Microsoft CityNext initiative is evidence ofMicrosoft’s commitment to innovative city technologies, and showcases theincredible potential of these solutions. I recently watched an excellentGartner webinar, which addressed some of that potential: the businessopportunities and challenges of building “smart” cities via the Internet ofThings. It is the ROI story behind all of the sustainability, innovation andautomation, and a fascinating glimpse at the implications of thesetechnologies. You can watch it, and learn a bit more about how the Internet ofThings is driving innovative city technology forward, by reading the full blog here.

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Gary Wachowicz
Industry Managing Director, Worldwide Public Sector