5. Smart solutions
Protecting citizens is one of the principal objectives for the public sector. Providing advanced communications to first responders and critical personnel helps improve public health and safety by allowing near real time insights to any situation. Smart solutions offer an opportunity for public sector technology to deliver on that objective more efficiently.
One of the main headwinds to implementing smart cities is financing the infrastructure. The massive number of sensors the city needs to collect data, coupled with the necessary server capacity to process it, presents a substantial barrier to entry for elected officials.
In 2018, Deloitte offered a proposal on how to clear this financing hurdle. The researchers concluded that cities need an innovative business model to determine how to add the infrastructure. Cities need to define a mix of public and private funds to kick-start the project and a consistent revenue stream to ensure adequate return on investment.
An established managed services partner is an attractive option here. They have the expertise to propose an elegant and effective solution and the resources to jump-start the initiative.
The complex solutions that government IT requires call for an external technology management partner. Solving these challenges with professional support is a superior way to ensure the public sector thrives in a rapidly advancing technology climate.
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