With the Rise of Smart Cities, Adopting Next-Generation IT is Fundamental to Infrastructure Management

Of all the tasks that government agencies face, managing infrastructure and assets is perhaps one of the most difficult jobs. Not only do citizens rightly demand well maintained roads and bridges, but they want state of the art, without any tax increases.

Moreover, when your agency finally acquires paths to funding from programs such as MAP-21 and the FAST Act, it often comes with stringent reporting requirements.  Your team, therefore, is tasked with doing more with less in terms of maintaining ever-aging assets but also in terms of time that’s spent in program management.

It’s not a very appealing situation, is it?

However, a growing number of state and local government IT leaders are putting technology to work in ways that help them acquire and manage information about the infrastructure in their portfolio.  Then, they’re putting that information to work to extend the life of the asset by making informed decisions on repairs, maintenance, and investments.

With intelligent asset management solutions in place that leverage location intelligence and other data sources, infrastructure maintenance teams can drive efficiencies and truly deliver more with less to all stakeholders – government leaders and citizens, alike. Starting with the ability to manage more assets within a single platform, to tracking performance, and expenditures, as well as responding to citizen inquiries in real time, so much more is possible thanks to the power of data-driven infrastructure and asset management.

As more towns, cities, and counties become part of the Smart revolution and put data to work for the benefit of all, being able add value across an organization with integrated solutions will be a vital.

For those willing to take the next step and learn more, there’s an eBook to download here.

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