Understanding the modern challenges to plan for networked success
Smart City technology is paving the way for cities and municipalities to provide citizens with increased amenities while simultaneously streamlining their organizational processes. But, like most technical deployments, the road to success can be difficult to navigate. By exploring the idea of the City as a Service, this paper introduces the idea that a strong network should serve as the backbone of any technical deployment. Through discussions around technical frameworks and leading technologies, the paper highlights how cities can deploy a myriad of smart city applications on their own timeline based upon their needs.