A smart city (also smarter city) uses digital technologies to enhance performance and well-being, 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: