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Oracle City Platform Helps Cities Re-Engage with Citizens

Oracle announced that its smart cities approach is expanding and now covers the internal operations of municipalities as well as the larger ecosystem of the city and its inhabitants. As a result, Oracle’s city platform solution now offers modules for citizen empowerment and sustainability that help promote greater citizen engagement and the ability to quickly analyze data from machine-to-machine sensors used for traffic control, measuring pollution, and other applications.

“Cities own a huge amount of data generated by a wide variety of sources, but some organizations don’t know how to fully utilize all that information,” says Iemke Idsingh, Oracle public sector solutions director. “With the internet and sensors, cities have an opportunity to share information across domains and help departments collaborate more closely with each other and with third parties that create innovative solutions for cities and citizens.”

Using innovations in business intelligence, database, servers, and storage technologies, Oracle’s city platform solution brings together data from multiple sources for analysis using a business intelligence layer that crosses city disciplines. This helps cities uncover ways of driving down costs while also opening opportunities for businesses and citizens to connect in new ways.

A number of local government organizations are using components of Oracle’s city platform solution to enhance services and save money.

The Power of Engaged Citizens
“Citizens are the ones that make cities smart. Public sector organizations are making sure they’re tapping this resource to find ways to make cities more livable,” Idsingh says.

For more details, read the new white paper “Oracle's City Platform—Creating a Citywide Nervous System,” watch this series of videos, and explore these additional resources.

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