Analysis of Smart Paralysis

Analysis of Smart Paralysis

By Neal Lachman et al

There is no shortage of city officials and IT experts who want to turn their city into a Smart City. But despite 2+ decades of talking about smart cities, and -at last count- 5 gazillion smart city solutions, what has been achieved till date?

A cute sensor-network here, an interesting alert-system there, a nice lighting solution here, a successful refuse-collection sensor deployment there; that’s all great, but it’s nothing special. We’ve read many “vision statements”, plans of action, RFPs et cetera, coming from a range of involved people, ranging from giant tech firms to industry analysts to IT guys. Also very nice, but aren’t they forgetting something?

Read this document to understand the “smart paralysis”. (This document was first published by the Angie team in November 2016, but the topic and the problems it identified, is still relevant in 2021, if not more than ever before.)

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