Smart Cities: Cisco's quest for dominance of tomorrow's cities

The term 'smart city' has become something of a buzz phrase recently, particularly in the technology industry, but what exactly are smart cities? How can they be defined? Can they even be defined at all? One company that is keen to bolster demand and enthusiasm for such projects is Cisco, which has a lot to gain from the burgeoning industry given its position in the networking and IT sectors.

Scope

  • Provides an overview of the smart city concept and the areas where tech players may be able to capitalize on such projects.
  • Identifies Cisco's smart city operations, including previous and ongoing physical projects and its existing smart city solution lineup.

Reasons to buy

What opportunities does the movement towards smart cities offer today's ICT players?

How and why has Cisco positioned itself as a leader in the nascent smart city industry?

Who else apart from Cisco will be key ICT players in the smart city industry?

Which regions are likely to see the greatest demand for smart city development over the coming years?

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OVERVIEW

Catalyst

Summary

SMART, CONNECTED CITIES HAVE STRONG GROWTH POTENTIAL

Difference between smart and digitally connected cities

Digital connections and devices crucial, but form only ...

OVERVIEW

Catalyst

Summary

SMART, CONNECTED CITIES HAVE STRONG GROWTH POTENTIAL

Difference between smart and digitally connected cities

Digital connections and devices crucial, but form only part of what makes cities smart

Internet of Things necessitates Big Data solutions

Smart Cities driven by expanding urban populations and limited resources

Rapid global urbanization in recent years

Limited resources necessitate economical and sustainable strategies

Two options for smart city development

Smart initiatives can transform mature cities into smarter cities

Developing countries hold potential for all-new smart city development

CISCO ALREADY FORCE IN THE INDUSTRY

Cisco in prime position to capitalize on smart cities

Cisco already leading networking player

Cisco’s Data Center and wireless products fastest growing

IoE and Fast IT key to Cisco's future growth prospects

Cisco has partnerships with other key smart city players

Partnerships already key part of Cisco's strategy

Cisco's existing partners also involved in smart cities

Cisco will still face stiff competition in smart city networking

Nokia Networks and Alcatel-Lucent deal creates substantial networking competitor

Other large players interested in smart city industry

ALIGNING CISCO BRAND WITH SMART CITIES

Cisco already offers smart city solutions

Cisco's Smart+Connected City services cover range of applications

Cisco's partnership with AGT enables Cisco to offer integrated smart city solutions

Cisco has made further partnerships in specialized hardware and applications

Cisco has employed smart city solutions in multiple high–profile, existing cities

Cisco signed smart city agreement with Barcelona, global leader in smart city progress

Cisco's partnership with Copenhagen represents further involvement with smart city leader

Hamburg represents further opportunity for Cisco to demonstrate and refine smart city solutions

Songdo, Korea – City of the Future?

Cisco key investment partner in Songdo

Songdo offers cisco opportunity to showcase smart city and existing products

CONCLUSIONS

Cisco has established itself as smart city leader

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