What you need to know
This white paper, authored by the Center For Digital Government (a US-based research and advisory institute) for CISCO Meraki, argues that earlier generations of wired and wireless solutions lack the coverage and capacity to meet growing demand. As a result, and in order to create connected communities, governments need to rethink their approach to networking. The white paper goes further to discusses the significant impact of connected communities on future economic growth, next generation services, enhanced public safety and improved citizen experiences. New cloud-managed network technologies enable governments to support exponential growth of sensors, cameras and other IoT- enabled devices without dramatic increases in network support staﬀ and expenses. However, the paper argues, scalable, manageable and secure networks must be the foundation for connected community initiatives.
Value to UAE Government
The UAE is already a significant player on the global scene of government service innovation. The Internet-of-Things is a very important emerging technology that will power the cities and governments of the future. This white paper provides useful concepts about connected communities and practical steps to implement them