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IDC Government Insights Launches New Smart Cities Strategies Advisory Service


IDC Government Insights announced the launch of the Smart Cities Strategies research advisory service to analyze and advise cities and local governments on how to leverage technology to improve city operations and better serve citizens. Designed for local government ICT and business planners, technology buyers, and program leaders who are seeking to understand how to strategically invest in and deliver technologies that create Smart City ecosystems, the Smart Cities Strategies research advisory service analyzes cities and vendors that are successfully partnering to deliver these services. The continuing evolution of public/private/academic/citizen partnerships and the use of innovative technologies to create Smart City ecosystems are also covered in detail.

In the year ahead, the service's research will address the following topics:

  • Smart city profiles from the United States, Europe, and Asia/Pacific that highlight strategies, vendors, and the execution of Smart technologies and services implementations
  • Public safety including the development of the integrated, real-time crime center as well as predictive disaster management and NextGen 911 initiatives
  • Public works and transportation including 511 systems, advanced parking management, and infrastructure/asset management
  • Citizen engagement and the social city including 311 systems, mobile app strategies, and tools for IT innovation
  • Vendors in the Smart City landscape

Forthcoming research includes, The Relationship Between Smart Government and Smart Cities Concepts; The Evolution of the Smart City: IDC Government Insights Smart City Maturity Model, Version 2; and Smart Cities – U.S. Survey Results. To learn more about this service, please visit:

"Successful cities will need to differentiate themselves to attract investment and productive residents. This, coupled with constrained financial resources, fast-growing populations, and aging infrastructures, is driving investment in Smart City solutions," said Ruthbea Yesner Clarke, research director, IDC Government Insights. "The Smart Cities Strategies research analyzes the role of ICT in improving citizen services in public safety, transportation, and public works; in fostering innovation and civic engagement; and in building successful models for the evolution of a Smart City."

For additional information about this service, or to arrange a one-on-one briefing with Ruthbea Yesner Clarke, please contact Sarah Murray at 781-378-2674 or Reports are available to qualified members of the media. For information on purchasing reports, contact; reporters should email

About IDC Government Insights
IDC Government Insights assists government policy, program, and IT leaders, as well as the suppliers who serve them, in making more effective technology decisions by providing accurate, timely, and insightful fact-based research and consulting services. Staffed by senior analysts with decades of government and IT industry experience, our global research analyzes and advises on business and technology issues facing the Federal/Central and local/provincial Governments. International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology market. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology, media, research, and events company. For more information, please visit, email, or call 703-485-8300. Visit the IDC Government Insights Community at

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