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Smart Government News Digest

Interesting smart cities and smart government news curated by the FreeBalance Strategy and Innovation Group.
TIME FOR US GOVERNMENT TO LEVERAGE IoT? Kris Tremaine of ICF describes how the American government needs to advance IoT usage beyond the research and development stage in VentureBeat. According to Tremaine: “policy makers, for their part, should be taking steps to update security, data governance, and regulations that enable the swift, full adoption of IoT and associated technology.”
IDC IDENTIFIES TOP IoT PLATFORM COMPANIES: Technology analysts IDC identifies AWS, GE Digital, IBM Watson, Microsoft, and PTC as providing the top global Internet of Things platform providers.
BY SMART CITY TECH MARKET TO HIT $775B: Teena Maddox reports on the latest Smart City predictions by BCC Research in TechRepublic. Maddox suggests that “there is increased interest in smart cities due to the convergence of information and communications technology, particularly when it comes to advanced connectivity and analytics software and hardware. This includes IoT sensors and analytics platforms to coordinate information within departments and across city agencies.”