Smart Cities: Rapidly Developing Like Molasses

Originally posted to Light Reading by Brian Santo

^9E5BC02CF1703FBED56C6E896438308D0C8AB9DE9D578B2FE5^pimgpsh_fullsize_distrAUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event (BCE) -- The "smart cities" trend has led to the development of one of the bigger markets in the Internet of things (IoT), but the term might lead to the misimpression that there's anything coherent about the market.

At the "Getting Smarter About Smart Cities" panel session at the Big Communications Event this week, panelists enumerated some of the challenges unique to municipal technology projects:

  • Municipalities have notoriously constrained budgets.

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