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ReadWrite: How IoT and Big Data Applications Will Revolutionize Our Smart Cities

There’s no doubt about the fact that cities have evolved a lot over the past few years. They’ve transformed from small enclosures within walls to slouching metropolises which are home to millions of people.

Not only have their sizes and nature changed but Smart Cities have also been able to provide the best environment for all kinds of people to inhabit.

Almost all aspects of residing in a city have changed, particularly in those areas where technological obstacles hampered the way in which things were done.

If you’re aware of the bigger picture, you will know the fact that the Internet of Things (IoT) is probably the new frontier of development in shaping the way in which cities are built and operated.

There is no doubt that you familiar with the concept of the internet of things (IoT). The idea includes several devices like cars, smartphones and everyday appliances like refrigerators being connected and being able to share information. The devices can be used autonomously, and they can perform actions when they obtain trigger information that was pre-set.

More on the umbrella term — “Smart City.”

The term “smart city” is an umbrella term which means cities which use technologies and data to enhance the lives of businesses, companies, and individuals who inhabit it. The Internet of Things is the ultimate technology which is gradually making cities “smart.” Whether it is improving levels of pollution or conditions of traffic, the key technology is none other than IoT.

The IoT is a network of devices which are connected physically, like home appliances or vehicles and with the help of this technology; things can connect with each other and exchange data. This connectivity offers an opportunity to mingle digital and physical data through data analytics to boost efficiency, improve livelihoods and drive economic advantages.

Read the full article via ReadWrite here. 

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