The IoE connects people, data, things and processes in networks of billions or even trillions of connections. These connections create vast amounts of data, that when analyzed and used intelligently, creates possibilities to realize countless innovations and efficiencies. This infographic explores the possibilities that can be realized in a city that takes advantage of the IoE.
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The Critical Role of Convergence
Mobility, cloud and big data are each game-changers for government individually – the resulting convergence can revolutionize the way government conducts business. For instance:
- There will be 50 billion mobile-connected devices by 2020.
- By 2020, the amount of data created and copied annually will reach 44 zettabytes, or 44 trillion gigabytes.
- In 2013, less than 20 percent of data was “touched” by the cloud (stored or processed in some way). By 2020, that percentage will double to 40 percent.
The IoE in Action
The opportunities for the IoE to transform your city are endless. Following is just a snapshot of the possibilities:
- A pervasive broadband network connects all parts of a city and ensures data is sent quickly and securely.
- Intelligent transportation technologies and sensors connect cars to transportation management centers that help manage traffic flow and push accident and other alerts to drivers.
- Wearable technologies and telemedicine feed patient data to doctors and hospitals remotely to improve preventive care.
- Acoustic sensors placed in neighborhoods detect the frequency of gunshots so police departments can better allocate officers in the field.
- Sensors that automatically turn on and off lights and heating/AC units and smart meters that accurately track consumption in publicly owned buildings save energy and reduce costs.
- Connected citizens can push real-time data to their governments via smartphones, such as road conditions, crime sightings or power outages.
- Connected learning provides insight into student learning so educators and administrators can intervene and personalize the learning experience for every student.
- Automated water sensors and smart meters allow cities to identify leaks in pipes and track usage to ensure water is being used optimally.
Overall, there is $4.6 trillion in potential value that can be created by governments over the next decade as they harness the capabilities of the IoE. Don’t miss your opportunity to become a part of the transformation.