IBM® defines a smarter city as one that makes optimal use of all available information to better understand and control its operations and optimize the use of resources. There is much information available from different sources. However, city officials often lack the holistic view of the city's operations that is required to respond to the citizens' needs in a timely manner and use the city resources wisely.
IBM Intelligent Operations Center delivers a unified view of city agencies, providing three primary elements for successful management of cities:
•Coordinate actions and resources.
Chapter 1 of this IBM Redbooks® publication introduces the IBM Intelligent Operations Center solution. The chapter ...