IBM received Frost & Sullivan’s 2014 Global Visionary Innovation Leadership Award as Best-in-Class Smart City Integrator. An independent analysis from the Visionary Innovation Research Group at Frost & Sullivan has named IBM the leading Smart City integrator, recognizing IBM’s deep expertise in working with thousands of cities of all sizes globally on Smart City initiatives. The award cites IBM for its ground-breaking solutions aimed to help cities transform their systems and better manage resources through the use of big data & analytics and cloud computing.
IBM provides end-to-end cloud-based solutions to help cities transform all aspects of city operations, manage traffic, improve public safety and improve sustainability.
As per Michael J Dixon, Ph.D., General Manager, IBM Smarter Cities, "This Frost & Sullivan award acknowledges IBM's accomplishments in helping cities around the world become smarter." "IBM's proven experiences in helping cities adopt cloud-based connectivity and industry solutions specific to water, public safety, transportation, sustainability and healthcare is helping cities reinvent themselves and change the way they work."
The Visionary Innovation Leadership Award recognizes the leaders who have demonstrated a deep understanding of global Mega Trends and their implications to the future. Offering best-in-class smart solutions for cities to tackle the Mega Trends of urbanization and changing demographics is one such strategic opportunity. Frost & Sullivan estimates that; the Smart City market is likely to be worth a total opportunity of $1.565 trillion to stakeholders by 2020.
IBM Big Data & Analytic solutions are helping cities turn their data into actionable information and intelligence for real-time decision makings. According to Archana Amarnath, Program Manager, Visionary Innovation Research Group, Frost & Sullivan, "IBM focuses on collecting massive amounts of data and using its own technologies, such as cloud services, big data & analytics, mobile and social and its Intelligent Operations Centers to integrate city systems and allow for the efficient management of city resources."
Frost & Sullivan's research confirmed that IBM has established a compelling case for the adoption of its offering for cities aiming to become smart. IBM has created one of the most comprehensive integrated solutions in the Smart City market landscape by creating a systematic flow of information and effective management of resources. It has also emerged as a key enabler for smart city projects, integrating and converging with organizations and local authorities to provide solutions for the development of a smarter city. With deep expertise in helping cities, IBM has worked with thousands of cities globally to help transform their systems and provide better service to citizens.
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