Government officials have favorable expectations for the benefits and value that smart cities technologies will deliver, according to a new research report from CompTIA, a nonprofit association for the technology industry.

CompTIA’s Building Smarter Cities report finds that half of local, state and federal government personnel surveyed think the Internet of Things (IoT), and by extension smart cities, will definitely provide value. Another 39% say it will probably provide value. The association gathered data for the study through an online survey of 172 government personnel with some degree of technology decision-making responsibility, conducted in June and July 2016.

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