The world generates a gargantuan amount of data every day — around 2.5 quintillion bytes per day, according to a 2017 IBM estimate. As digital devices of all shapes and sizes perform countless operations and transactions, they create data footprints that contribute to that daily total.
Local governments possess and continually deploy many connected devices, such as utility meters, card readers, surveillance cameras and telematics-enabled vehicles. The data these devices yield can provide governments with invaluable insights. Governments that have leveraged this sort of data well have gained new abilities and have seen great results in their communities across their operations and budgets.
Author: Jason Axelrod