Smart technology on a macro scale is changing fast, but not without challenges. This interesting news came to us from Smart Cities DIVE in their article, “Smart city tech standards essential for cities to realize the tools’ potential: report.”

Since the beginning of the technology, smart cities have struggled to achieve the promise of interoperability and connected sensors. Because vendors do not collaborate and systems are incompatible across the industry, it leads to incompatible devices and limited options in vendors.

Many cities have struggled with ensuring technology standardization because they don’t always have the right experts to rely on for direction. This is a perfect example of why standards are so powerful.

At the end of the day, content needs to be findable and that happens with a strong, standards-based taxonomy. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies and associated rule bases for machine-assisted indexing.

Melody K. Smith

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