The application of technology to existing markets and processes results in a number of net positives including increased efficiencies, greater productivity and lower costs. This general analysis of technology’s application value has been proven countless times in the past and continues to play a role as companies, municipalities and industries across a wide gamut of sectors look to technology to help their businesses support their digital transformation.
However, when proven technology is applied to greenfield market opportunities (i.e. IoT), the impact and value of individual technology solutions can be hard to recognize. Insert the role of the solutions aggregator – a technology domain expert that addresses specific problems with a combination of multiple solutions. The value of a solutions aggregator is in their ability to understand the inherent challenges and then combine multiple solutions to resolve obstacles and, more importantly, create exponential value.
Today’s discussion is focused on the role of solutions aggregators to the Internet of Things and, specifically, smart cities. When IoT was first discussed, it created a lot of industry buzz as analyst firms and industry groups tried to capture the “eye-popping” numbers of data connections that were going to be formed from a connected environment. For instance, IOT Analytics estimated that there were more than 7 billion Internet-connected devices at the first part of 2019. Today the estimation of those numbers are still collected to illustrate the size, however the industry has shifted from hypothetical quantitative analysis to more substantial qualitative analysis in regard to the value of the applications.
This evolution of IoT is illustrated with the rise in smart cities. The growth of smart cities is being fueled by the acceptance of cloud technology, lower data storage rates, improved video surveillance cameras and the prevalence of LTE wireless technology. Individually, these technologies have shaped today’s modern organization. But when these technologies are combined, they create exponential value and showcase the power of technology as a holistic solution that creates increased value. Smart cities are more secure and enjoy increased automation that create greater efficiencies using collected data.
IntelliSite has evolved into the IoT industry’s premiere solutions aggregator. IntelliSite works with municipalities, utilities and the industrial sector to develop smart city applications that combine the router, camera, artificial intelligence and cloud management solutions into their IoT Solution Platform to create exponential value. In capturing and analyzing the collected data, IntelliSite can create an additional level of value in its management and analysis of the data. Three smart city applications that showcase the value of IoT include:
License Plate Recognition (LPR) Technology: A case study
focused on securing a municipality’s roadways
Illegal Dumping Application: A case study for a city in Northern California (w/ROI)
Surveillance and active engagement: A case study focused on securing a municipality’s parks and recreation areas
Smart cities today are at the forefront of showcasing the power of IoT. As the private sector continues to better understand the value of a connected environment, IntelliSite expects the role of solutions aggregators to grow and expand their offerings to incorporate more technology and thus create greater value.
If you are a city planner, a chief of police or IT manager working to identify the viable options available to address real business problems, we recommend you give us a call to understand the possibilities afforded by IntelliSite (i.e. Smart City as a Service) and the value that we have created for municipalities across the country. Please visit the IntelliSite at www.intelliSite.io.