Business intelligence (BI) and analytics are central to smart city initiatives. These solutions need to have an independent assessment of which vendors can provide the best solution for their needs. To support this effort, IDC Government Insights announced the availability of a new report, IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Smart Cities Business Analytics Software 2015 Vendor Assessment. The scope of this report is limited to business intelligence and analytic tools and performance management and analytic applications. Vendors featured include IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, SAP, SAS, and Tableau.

Value for Dubai

With an increasing amount of smart city initiatives in Dubai, and in the world, new reports become available, which should be leveraged through all stakeholders to support and propel Dubai's smart city initiatives further. The more relevant data we can collect and analyse in a meaningful way, the better smart initiatives we can create.