BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A new Leaderboard Report from Navigant Research examines the strategy and execution of 16 leading smart city suppliers, including vendor profiles, ratings, and rankings, with the goal of providing industry participants with an objective assessment of these companies’ relative strengths and weaknesses in the growing global smart city market.
Expected to be worth more than $27 billion annually by 2023, the smart city technology market is characterized by a diverse range of suppliers spanning multiple sectors. The concept of the smart city covers a wide range of communities and governance models ranging from megacity regions to small towns and from historic urban centers to greenfield developments. Click to tweet: According to a new Leaderboard report from Navigant Research, IBM and Cisco now lead the smart city market in terms of strategy and execution.
“Efforts to make cities smarter, more livable, and cleaner continue to grow, driven by a range of social, economic, and technological developments that are having an impact on cities around the world,” says Eric Woods, research director with Navigant Research. “Cities are seeking partners and suppliers to collaborate on ambitious programs for sustainability, innovation in public services, and economic development that depend on significant technology investments.”
Both IBM and Cisco are continuing to build on their early leadership in the market. IBM continues to combine a pragmatic approach to city engagement with its development of smart city platform solutions, while Cisco’s partner network provides an important source of innovation in the market. Competition in this market is rising, as cities look to deepen their supplier relationships and plan for larger-scale programs and deployments. Schneider Electric, which, according to the Leaderboard, leads the group of contenders to IBM and Cisco, has significantly upped the tempo of its smart city strategy, while Microsoft made the biggest jump in the ratings from the 2013 Smart City Leaderboard, thanks to the launch of its CityNext program.
The Navigant Research Leaderboard Report: Smart City Suppliers examines the strategy and execution of 16 leading smart city suppliers with the capacity to provide leadership on large-scale smart city projects spanning multiple operational and service areas. These smart city suppliers are rated on 10 criteria: vision, go-to-market strategy, partners, product strategy, geographic reach, market share, sales and marketing, product performance and features, product integration, and staying power. Using Navigant Research’s proprietary Leaderboard methodology, vendors are profiled, rated, and ranked with the goal of providing industry participants with an objective assessment of these companies’ relative strengths and weaknesses in the growing global smart city market. An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the Navigant Research website.
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* The information contained in this press release concerning the report, “Navigant Research Leaderboard Report: Smart City Suppliers,” is a summary and reflects Navigant Research’s current expectations based on market data and trend analysis. Market predictions and expectations are inherently uncertain and actual results may differ materially from those contained in this press release or the report. Please refer to the full report for a complete understanding of the assumptions underlying the report’s conclusions and the methodologies used to create the report. Neither Navigant Research nor Navigant undertakes any obligation to update any of the information contained in this press release or the report.