Smart Cities are urban areas that broadly use Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in order to improve the quality of citizens. They also promote communication between city officials and citizens. The main purpose of smart cities is to manage resources efficiently while reducing waste and operational costs. Sensors from the Internet of Things (IoT) are put to work to collect data from various physical devices, citizens and assets. People and their wearable devices are contributors to the data that gets collected. Smart city applications not only facilitate two-way interactions to take place, but they also allow real-time actions and responses.
The aggregation of data collected is used to monitor and manage services such as waste management, crime detection, traffic and transport systems, power plants, water supply networks, hospitals, schools, libraries, and many other community services.
Pre-Roll communications over WiFi Guest access Captive portal may be used to promote tourism activities or city services to citizens.
As Smart Cities conceptually mature, a federated initiative such as single token sign-on will be promoted, becoming the de facto standard with respect to seamless authentication throughout a citizen's journeys.
Big data is fed to Andromeda dashboard.