Uncovering the real ROI of innovative city technologies
04 October 2013 | Gary Wachowicz, Industry Managing Director, Worldwide Public Sector
technologies that enable sustainable and more economically competitive cities
is an exciting business. For years, the team at Windows Embedded has been developing the platforms
that power intelligent systems—end-to-end solutions that connect
industry devices to back-end datacenters, harnessing big data and driving all
kinds of new, actionable intelligence. Where intelligent systems intersect with
cities, true efficiencies arise—as do sustainability, convenience and quality
of life. It is the Internet of Things, coming soon to power a city near you.
The Microsoft CityNext initiative is evidence of
Microsoft’s commitment to innovative city technologies, and showcases the
incredible potential of these solutions. I recently watched an excellent
Gartner webinar, which addressed some of that potential: the business
opportunities and challenges of building “smart” cities via the Internet of
Things. It is the ROI story behind all of the sustainability, innovation and
automation, and a fascinating glimpse at the implications of these
technologies. You can watch it, and learn a bit more about how the Internet of
Things is driving innovative city technology forward, by reading the full blog here.
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Industry Managing Director, Worldwide Public Sector