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The Potential of Internet of Things for UK Government

Internet of Things has gone worldwide. There have been many implementation of Internet of Things around the world. You can see smart office or smart home as one of Internet of Things implementation example. They are using Internet of Things to create smart devices that can connect with things. Apparently, The government’s Chief Scientific Advisor, Sir Mark Walport, has published a report recommending how the UK digital economy could revolutionize if the government embraces the development of the Internet of Things.

The report has three self-defined objectives: first, to explain what government can do to help achieve the potential economic value of the Internet of Things; second to set out what Internet of Things applications can do to improve the business of government; third to make recommendations based on the evidence.

Sir Mark’s report makes many recommendations for government to successfully implement the Internet of Things, including:

  • The government should take the initiative with the Internet of Things and aspire to establish itself as a world leader with the technologies.
  • Implementation of the Internet of Things will be led by the government in removing potential obstacles, investing in solutions and setting the highest attainable ambitions.
  • The government should be “an expert and strategic consumer” and encourage players of all levels and sizes to enter the market to make the network as accessible as possible.
  • Government should develop a road map for implementation with experts and collaborate with industry and academia to maximise connectivity.
  • Support open data standards across all of government and regulated industry.
  • Encourage and facilitate the development of new skills in the school system and industry to develop an adequately skilled workforce.
  • Introduce a regulatory framework to police the Internet of Things – the Centre for Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) and Communications and Electronics Security Group (CESG) work with industry to develop “security by default”.

The Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Mark Walport, said: “We will only get the best from these technologies if academics, business leaders and government work together to ensure they deliver the greatest possible benefit to the public.”

Minister for Government Policy, Oliver Letwin commented: “The Internet of Things will be an economic powerhouse for the UK with millions of connections unlocking billions of pounds from tech and services.”

About Girly Saputri

Girly is a Content Marketing at Eyro Digital Teknologi, Ltd. She is also a copy writer and likes cheeseburger. She writes about iBeacon and its implementation. You can find her on LinkedIn as GirlySaputri.

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