Gitex is a premier global technology and IT event that takes place in Dubai every year. SAP showcased the broad range of its innovative solutions, with focus on SAP solutions related to SMART city. SAP showcased the comprehensive SMART city platform that includes new technology, applications, software and tools to run the next generation SMART cities, and to enables metropolises to realize the true value of SMART city, and to capture the wave of Digital transformation.
The fast growth of cities, the proliferation of mobiles, smart taxis, security camera, smart building, IoT – Internet of Things-, and other sources of data that is generated in high volume and variety, create new challenges and new opportunities. The new challenges are to manage the interdependent infrastructure and resources coherently, in full collaboration, and with seamless workflow.
SAP provides intelligent, open and flexible solutions that glue the entire ecosystems of the city in which people live and work. The solution encompasses, capture, manage, and synchronize data in real-world conditions from all sources within the city. It enables the city to instantaneously process and aggregate massive amounts of data in real-time. And subsequently, the city is able to harness information to produce useful insight and of significant value, and to take required action in real-time. It helps to predict wide range of potential challenges that touch every aspect of the city, its people, infrastructure, transportation systems, traffic system, education, health, financials, safety and security. One example is to predict the spread of a disease, and prevent its spread at a very early stage; another one is to predict the traffic in real-time and to redirect it accordingly.
The key pillar of SAP solution for SMART city includes SAP Data Management, which efficiently gathers all the available data, analyzes it, securely stores it and seamlessly delivers it for an end-to-end insight and action. It also includes social and business network, cloud based solution, and mobility. The core of SAP solution is SAP HANA platform which correlate historical data with current data for multi-dimensional insight. The high granularity of data analysis provides planners with practical intelligence for better decision-making, which they could also study and share through a vibrant information visualization experience, as SAP HANA provides special data capabilities for vivid visualization.
The changing world of data creates new challenges and new opportunities; new technologies and solutions are needed to deal with those challenges and to capture the opportunities, and this is precisely what SAP comprehensive SMART city solution provides with simplicity.