Smart Government and Smart Cities Legacy Systems Integration: Challenges & Models
Whilst most governments, cities and organisations see the value of converging their systems, there are significant challenges in the 'actual practice' and 'skill webs' needed of moving forward, as legacy systems and infrastructure are costly to replace.
Diverse (city- and organisation-wide) subsystems are difficult (and often, financially hard to justify) to integrate and multiple providers require an open communication protocol. Multiple APIs are available but require significant optimisation to cater for behavior for day-to-day operation, as well as during special events (e.g. natural disasters, regional urgent health issues, large exhibitions and gatherings/sporting events). We will briefly look at:
A glance at integration models and briefly, an example
Challenges and benefits of integrating IoT and AI (and 4IR) technologies in Smart Government and Smart Cities existent systems