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Posted May 31 2018
Written by Kelly Johnson

Even Smart Cities Need Trees

With the world and technology changing so quickly, what does it really mean to grow into the future? Specifically, what does that mean for your needs and requirements as a municipal head?

No matter how much we deal with data, both statistics and the management of data, in the end everything we’re doing affects the lives of real, breathing people. For this reason, we like to take the very organic approach to growth using the analogy of a living, breathing tree.

If you want a tree to grow strong long into the future, you need to make sure it establishes its roots firmly. In the same vein, if you want a solid and efficient data management system, you need to start with a good base. For a small municipality, it can be as simple as implementing a basic ERP system that lives in the Cloud. This will bring you in step with Industry 4.0, add efficiency to all your processes, secure your data, allow you to easily visualize important data, and save you money.

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As your tree continues to grow, you’ll need to plan to make sure it has room to grow and spread out its branches. The more you start implementing Smart City features, the more branches you will be creating and caring for. These branches are best managed with an asset management solution, which will bring efficiency and visibility to each asset.

As your tree matures, and your community grows and evolves, it may be time for an even more robust system. It’s important to continually monitor the health of your growing tree (and the needs of your municipality) to make sure everyone continues to benefit for years to come. 

No matter where you are in the stage of growth – whether you are just planting the seeds today to start the process into the future of technology, or are looking to optimize for greater growth and expansion – we have a solution for you that will best suit your unique needs.

We will assess and evaluate your current systems to make sure you are in the best position to be in line with the Industry 4.0 revolution. The sky is the limit with a strong foundation.

Join us at MISA Ontario at the Hamilton Convention Center, June 4-5. We’re at booth #1 and we’ll have a real live tree. We’ll also be giving away real seeds you can plant when you head home to your communities. Tweet us during MISA with the hashtag #GrowWithCreatech @CreatechGroup

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