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The Internet of Things (IoT)

IoT isn’t just about transforming machines into smart assets, it’s about transforming the way the Public Sector interacts with its citizens and manages its cities.

As each industry initiates its digital transformation, IoT is becoming more widespread – particularly in the Public Sector, where IOT is at the forefront of change.

This technology is effective in supporting the development of ‘smart’ cities.  Using data analytics and always-on connectivity, IoT can help inform decisions such as costly infrastructure developments, help monitor activity to assess specific and long-term requirements or the need for an immediate community response, as well as automate and alert activity to optimise efficient use of resources and people and secure and protect them by alerting dangers, unusual activity and capturing behavioural data to prevent future problems.

For example, IOT technology can be used to predict maintenance issues and monitor environmental challenges, like air pollution or flood risk. It can help identify requirements for movement of or availability of assets based on usage. This means local authorities can plan ahead using insights from connected technology, implement changes without delay, save costs and manage infinite resources in a more agile way. Overall, IoT can improve the experience for service users and providers in the community.

With a large number of potential suppliers, all offering varied proposals, IoT can seem complicated. That’s why we’ve created a range of simplified IoT solutions. By bringing together our trusted partners, quality hardware and software and pre-configured IoT connectivity, we are helping organisations like yours to deliver public services that are connected to our global network.

As IOT technology develops further, you’ll discover new use cases to help improve public services and respond effectively to citizen needs. As more and more people, places and things get connected we can work with you, at pace, to help you connect, develop and adapt your communications infrastructure to support you in delivering sustainable business outcomes and positive experiences for the public service users.

Available through Network Services

We offer a range of IoT solutions under Network Services RM1045.

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