Data-rich IoT: The only smart solution to aging infrastructure

Source(s): SmartCitiesWorld

By Danny Krywyj

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While infrastructure rehabilitation is a daunting task for any city, the key is to identify cost-effective solutions that will prepare for the long term. One of the best ways to do that is to prevent an expensive crisis through the use of data-driven technology.

Data creates a depth of real-time knowledge about the health and livelihood for the systems that transport our most precious resource, clean drinking water.

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By making an initial investment upfront in data-savvy tools that monitor assess and analyse the current state of infrastructure, municipalities are equipped with the knowledge to determine a cost-effective plan of action.

The numbers in forecasting support the concept that data will be crucial to remediating aging infrastructure and smart cities. For example, there has been a major surge in technological devices connecting users and sharing data to multi-end users. From IoT sensors to open data collection and smart streetlights, all of these technologies provide better services and better communication.

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