A smart city (also smarter city) uses digital technologies to enhance performance and wellbeing, to reduce costs and resource consumption, and also to engage more effectively and actively with its citizens. Key 'smart' sectors include transport, energy, healthcare, water and waste. A smart city should be able it to respond faster to city and global challenges than one with a simple 'transactional' relationship with its citizens... says Wikipedia.
IDC predictions included that public and private clouds will drive 15% of IT spending, growing at four to five times the rate of the overall IT SmartCity market. And about 80% of new software offerings will be available as cloud services.
TCTS team has closely worked with a South Asian nation to develop its cities to become smarter. The objectives included: