Magazine article Government Finance Review

The Internet of Things Could Benefit Education, Public Safety, Water Conservation

Magazine article Government Finance Review

The Internet of Things Could Benefit Education, Public Safety, Water Conservation

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Some leading public-sector organizations are starting to benefit from early applications of Internet of Things technologies, according to a new report by Deloitte's GovLab think tank, Anticipate, Sense, and Respond: Connected government and the Internet of Things. Researchers also identified ways to transform service delivery.

The report posits three ways in which these new Internet of Things tools might redefine government work: eliminating routine tasks, enhancing capabilities, and engaging partners. Deloitte examined classic publicsector domains where organizations could use these innovations to collect, measure, process, and interpret information to create fresh approaches for solving problems that have traditionally challenged public-service organizations.

Deloitte examined three areas - public education, public safety and public water utilities - where the Internet of Things could be used to enhance current operations: education, public safety, and public water utilities. …

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