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Collaboration essential in forming sustainable smart cities: Cisco

AvantiKumar | Sept. 2, 2011
IDC, Cisco on new report on delivering next-generation citizen services and the impact of 'Intelligent X' on future communities.

"To bring technology early into planning means that the network could provide unlimited storage as well as help to solve the problems of cities in terms of safety, security, sustainability and efficiency," he said. "The quality of life, education and healthcare are all aspects of a smart city that operate better with such an approach."

"Cisco's differentiation as a service delivery platform is we believe that the networking connection within an information infrastructure is much closer to the actual flow of information (or data) and that this allows us to have better access into intelligent information handling," said Menon. "For instance, the Nusajaya Smart City in Malaysia is another example where we work closely with master and urban developers to help build the digital framework of a smart city."


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