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The Internet of Things is transforming the world by integrating machines (things), systems and people where the combined data can offer profound visibility and insight to achieve remarkable results and enable new business models. A new report, “The Coming of Age of the Internet of Things in Government,” (Document # GIGM01V) from IDC was released this week.  The IDC report covers the drivers and challenges as well how it will be used in the public sector.

 

“The Internet of Things (IoT) is reaching a tipping point that will make it a sustainable paradigm for practical applications that can change the future of individuals, enterprises and the public sector,” said Massimiliano Claps, Research Director, IDC EMEA Government Insights. “IoT applications in the public sector can span a variety of domains: public security, defense, environmental protection, transport, and health. In each of these domains, connected objects can provide situational awareness that can help citizens and government personnel act and react at the operational level, monitor the status or behavior of people and assets to make management decisions, and support very fine-grained, sensor-driven analytics that help with planning decisions.”

 

You can read more at http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS24087613

 

About IDC Government Insights

IDC Government Insights assists government policy, program, and IT leaders, as well as the suppliers who serve them, in making more effective technology decisions by providing accurate, timely, and insightful fact-based research and consulting services. Staffed by senior analysts with decades of government and IT industry experience, our global research analyzes and advises on business and technology issues facing the Federal/Central and local/provincial Governments. International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology market. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world’s leading technology, media, research, and events company. For more information, please visit www.idc-gi.com, email info@idc-gi.com, or call 703-485-8300. Visit the IDC Government Insights Community at http://idc-insights-community.com/government.

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