City governments are encountering an unprecedented flood of data as they collect it from automated data processing, sensors, internet-connected devices and more. Managing these large and varied datasets can overwhelm government analysts. The sheer volume of siloed data presents a great challenge — but an even greater opportunity.
Within those multiple data sources is the potential to uncover insights that can result in improvements in revenues, safety and public services.
That’s why more local governments are becoming smart cities that make data-driven decisions. Smart cities are using the Internet of Things (IoT) to enhance their infrastructure, creating applications and applying analytics to new data to support city services. Some modern cities are missing opportunities to better use their data, and smart data management can change that.
GovLoop partnered with Teradata, a database and analytics provider, on this report exploring cities’ data management challenges and how they can address them.