Smart Cities: Cisco’s quest for dominance of tomorrow’s cities
- Pages: 30
- Published: June 2015
- Report Code: ML00019-016
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.
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 buyWhat 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?
Table of Contents
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 highprofile, 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
Cisco has established itself as smart city leader
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