SAS Institute has been selected for a “lead partner” role with the Smart Cities Council as the latter organization seeks to help jurisdictions worldwide update their city management and public safety tasks in addition to others.
SAS will work with SCC to aid cities that aim to be awarded with the “Smart Cities” distinction that is given to cities with high-analytic outputs in sources such as social media and the Internet of Things, SAS said Monday.
The company noted the importance of processing and analyzing large volumes of data on a daily basis and warned of the challenges to be faced in the future.
“To handle larger data challenges, such as sensors in IoT, we’ll need ‘analytics at the edge,'” said Paula Henderson, vice president of the SAS state and local government practice.
“That’s where cities act on data at the source without pausing to ingest, transport or store it. This is the next frontier that we are anxious to explore alongside the Smart Cities Council and its members.”
Cities aim to apply IoT technologies towards functions to predict weather and to adjust speed limits and traffic flow.