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Cities around the globe are expected to add 2.5 billion new residents by 2050 and are already home to half the world’s population, according to a Mckinsey report. Such a population boom places growing pressures on infrastructure and the environment, increasing demand for smarter solutions.

City infrastructure is growing more complex, driving a need for a more comprehensive and integrated approach for operations and management. A new collaboration will drive digital transformation for cities, providing end-to-end delivery and management of a unified data platform across a city’s departments.

Insight Enterprises, an integrator in the cloud and data management field, has partnered with Genetec, a public safety technology provider, will collaborate in the development of a common operating system that will proactively protect the population, receive alerts in real-time and quickly make informed decisions when time is of the essence. The platform will simplify yet empower how police officers, firefighters, transportation and other emergency management operations serve our communities.

By harnessing the power of cloud technology, the platform will help public safety agencies accelerate their digital transformation to provide effective and meaningful interagency and community collaboration, a unified view of operations and access to live data that is critical to maintain public safety.

Insight will provide a secure, scalable platform to unify how organizations use IoT, creating faster deployment of Genetec’s decision support system that unifies public safety operations across city departments, offering also a digital evidence management system that facilitates collaboration between agencies.