With the emergence of smart cities and enabling technologies, authorities and other stakeholders will start exploiting new data sources—sensors, meters, and in-car telematics—to improve the efficiency of daily city operations relating to facilities and infrastructure. They will also have to include social media and various Web-data sources in their decision-making models.
Smart cities will open new growth opportunities for ICT providers offering cloud computing, Big Data analytics software, broadband connectivity, and application developers.
In this position paper, Frost & Sullivan will focus on the role of Big Data in enabling the smart cities of the future in the GCC and the potential it holds for ICT vendors.
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