Cyber-crime is forecast to cost the global economy $6 trillion by 2021, up from $3 trillion in 2016. Described by some as the “greatest threat to every company in the world”, public concern for the safety of data is growing – not just in how criminals might use stolen data to commit fraud, but also in how personal data is used by the organizations we engage with.
This IDC white paper examines the drivers behind the adoption of IoT technologies by public services organizations and why the IoT is becoming a key investment priority. Public services are comprised of a diverse set of organizations, including federal, regional and local governments and healthcare and social services providers. These all have mandates to improve the safety, health and quality of life of their constituents across a broad range of programs. This paper also provides market insights and describes examples of IoT implementations that highlight the diversity of scenarios in the public service sector. These diverse scenarios illustrate the impact IoT solutions can have across many citizen-centric
This paper examines how the increasingly ubiquitous connectedness of our IoE world can help provide public safety and justice agencies with new opportunities to meet and overcome the challenges they face.
Cisco and our partners can help agencies obtain secure networks, which help:
• Reduce time between incident detection and response
• Empower field personnel to make decisions based on all available information
• Disseminate the right information to the right people at the right time
This paper examines how the increasingly ubiquitous connectedness of our IoE world can help provide public safety and justice agencies with new opportunities to meet and overcome the challenges they face. It specifically examines this topic through applications in law enforcement, emergency response, corrections, courts, and national security, and shows how IoE can help transform agencies to better protect citizens and make communities safer. Finally, this paper will provide recommendations on strategy implementation to enable agencies to take the next steps.
To effectively respond to these challenges, public safety agencies must be able to rely on secure networks with integrated voice, video, and data capabilities. With these networks and their associated assets, agencies can obtain more timely and accurate information, enhancing situational awareness and improving response times. Cisco and our partners can help agencies obtain secure networks.
The Internet of Everything (IoE) is a continuous interaction among people, processes, data, and things. Sensors, networks, and smart devices are ubiquitous, providing a torrent of streaming data or big data. The Internet of Things (IoT), which is a network of physical objects accessed through the Internet that can sense and communicate, is a component of IoE.
Cisco is helping customers and strategic partners leverage the full potential of IoE to achieve radical results across all sectors and industries. Indeed, IoE is capable of helping public safety and justice agencies increase cost efficiency, improve safety and security, provide better response times, and increase productivity.
According to the United Nations, on average, more than 200 million people were affected and more than 70,000 were killed by natural disasters annually. Given the fact that one of the primary responsibilities of government is to protect the public and minimize the effects of such calamities, citizens now demand that public-sector safety organizations be proactive, and respond promptly and effectively to all types of crisis situations, including catastrophes, terror events, and threats to critical infrastructure.
To effectively respond to these challenges, public safety agencies must be able to rely on secure networks with integrated voice, video, and data capabilities. With these networks and their associated assets, agencies can obtain more timely and accurate information, enhancing situational awareness and improving response times.
The Internet of Things (IoT) stands to benefit a number of key public sector subverticals, particularly public safety, because it will be leveraged to enhance real-time situational awareness, improve response times and safety, function as a force multiplier, help minimize operational expenditures, and facilitate evidence-based operations and real-time safety decisions.
The following questions were posed by Cisco to Dr. Alison Brooks, research director, on behalf of Cisco's customers.
Smart technologies are a force multiplier for public safety agencies, allowing them to serve growing populations even as public spending remains constrained. The Internet of Everything (IoE) provides the connective tissue in this evolving operational environment — not only bringing together objects embedded with electronics, software and sensors, but making them work together in the service of better policing.
The IoE makes it possible to collect data and share it via the cloud, uniting disparate jurisdictions, agencies and ranks of command in positive ways. These smart and connected technologies promote collaboration and transparency among public safety agencies, revolutionizing how police, fire, courts and corrections do some of the nation’s most important work.
Day-to-day operations of public venues are increasingly complex. Examine common requirements and functions of a successful critical paging solution-whether for a hospital, shopping center or sports arena.
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Published Date: Feb 19, 2015
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"Economic conditions have changed the operating landscape for government and educational organizations. Modern, converged networks utilize advanced optical and Ethernet technologies to form a highly flexible and scalable infrastructure capable of delivering many emerging applications and ready to scale far into the future. Additional benefits of building better networks for state and local governments include:
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For law enforcement, courts and other public safety departments that access or exchange information with the Federal Bureau of Information (FBI) Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) division, a strict set of security controls must be followed.
IoT impacts every business. Mobile and the Internet of Things will change the types of devices that connect into a company’s systems. These newly connected devices will produce new types of data. The Internet of Things will help a business gain efficiencies, harness intelligence from a wide range of equipment, improve operations and increase customer satisfaction. IoT will also have a profound impact on people’s lives. It will improve public safety, transportation and healthcare with better information and faster communications of this information. While there are many ways that the Internet of Things could impact society and business, there are at least three major benefits of IOT that will impact every business, which include: communication, control and cost savings.
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The Internet of Things (IoT) stands to benefit a number of key public sector subverticals, particularly public safety, because it will be leveraged to enhance real-time situational awareness, improve
response times and safety, function as a force multiplier, help minimize operational expenditures, and facilitate evidence-based operations and real-time safety decisions.