More and more cities are looking into the idea of the “smart city”. They have recognized that technological innovation can help to make life in the city modern, citizen-friendly and attractive for businesses. The possibilities range from solutions for monitoring and improving air quality in the cities to online applications for new ID cards. But it's not just major cities but also smaller towns and local authorities that can become “smart”. T-Systems supports you with solutions on the way to the smart city.
Most cities and municipalities face similar challenges: a clean environment, mobility, resource management security, and administration are likely to be the most prominent. T-Systems offers a fitting solution for each challenge. Example of a clean environment: CityTree can be used, for example, to filter out particulates and nitrogen oxide from the air, as the city trees can be set up with utmost precision. Example of mobility: Searching for parking spaces creates unnecessary CO2 emissions. An intelligent parking solution such as Park & Joy by T-Systems reduces the volume of traffic and emissions because drivers find their parking space faster. Example of resource management: An intelligent lighting concept alone saves cities money - for example using the smart street lighting enabled by T-Systems. Example of security: Our Security Operation Center protects digital infrastructures in the smart city and provides maximum protection against cyber attacks. Example of administration: The entire city in an app is no longer a utopia. OSCA (One Smart City App) by T-Systems gives cities citizen-friendly solutions for public services.
The key challenge for cities and regions, however, is the question of how they will approach digitalization. There are many options with which they can start. The risk of failure with digitalization projects in a city context is 70 percent. The number of stakeholders that need to be included is growing and increases the complexity. The Co-Creation Toolbox was created to help with this. It concerns guidelines including methods and best practices on how to independently approach such projects using ones own administration or in cooperation with partners. Examples of this are extensive projects such as the development of a digital strategy or specific themes such as approaches for solving mobility problems and the more efficient shaping of processes.
Connecting, digitalization, integration of technological solutions - T-Systems can help you in these areas: