Network technologies under the microscope
As our digital world continues to grow in numbers and shrink in distances at the same time, what’s next for countries and the connected world as a whole?
How do the cities of today serve the needs and demands of the digital individual and the digital enterprise? The connected nature of our world today requires cities to be far more than they always were.
As we continue ahead into the Internet of Things (IoT) and the predicted billions of connected devices, one vital element to consider is connectivity. The majority of users tend to take connectivity for granted, they just assume it will be there when needed.
The next generation will be even more connected and learning computer code should be considered as important in schools as numeracy and literacy. Organizations are already worried about an ever-growing skills gap.
Unfortunately there is no template to build smart cities, instead each one needs to be treated as a unique entity with projects tailored as required, according to François Duquesnoy, director urban services for Orange Business Services. Smart cities are being touted as the way forward for dealing..