Smart Cities: An innovation network between governments and academic partners
The Smart Cities project has delivered a number of guide for municipalities and governments to help them design and deliver better e-services. Starting from this background, Smart Cities produced Smartcities’ Guide to ICT architectures.
The Smartcities’ Guide to ICT architectures is a collection of ideas about ICT architecture for organisations, and it is also oriented to clarify what is the architecture framework. Hence, business developers, architects and designers, and many other e-government stakeholders can find helpful using this publication to acquire some architecture know-how.
The purpose of this publication is to become a reference for the developer community. To this end, taking a broad perspective, the Guide provides a set of common recommendations for the design of ICT architectures while highlighting their importance in service-oriented organisations such as public entities.
This publication also helps identifying the main drivers ensuring that the architecture works well and that the organization’s goals are met”. O in linea di massima “It is also possible to use this publication to identify the main drivers ensuring that the architecture works well and that the organization’s goals are met..
From this point of view, the Guide suggests just a few ways in which an organisation may formulate controls at the business level (vision, goals, etc.).
In addition, the Smartcities’ Guide to ICT architectures is a useful source of case studies, lessons and experiences of architectures in the Netherlands, Sweden and Norway (i.e. three Smart Cities partners: Karlstad, Kristiansand, and Groningen).
The publication/guide is structured as follows: the first part summarises the concept and the value of architecture and also how to support the architecture process; the second part puts these issues into a broader social and governmental context drawing on the experiences of several EU countries.
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