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Internet of Things in the Public Sector

Reference number
Coordinator Umeå universitet - Institutionen för informatik
Funding from Vinnova SEK 525 000
Project duration November 2016 - October 2017
Status Completed
Venture The strategic innovation programme for the Internet of Things

Purpose and goal

The purpose of this project was to provide a comprehensive overview of the dissemination of IoT in Swedish municipalities. Furthermore we have identified municipal incentive structures to embrace IoT, as well as mapped within which municipal areas of activity one has predominantly chosen to invest in this type of technology. In addition, ongoing IoT-projects within the international arena have been studied to provide good examples and inspiration.

Expected results and effects

Through the mapping of municipal IoT usage, the project has given a contemporary picture of how the IoT is perceived in Swedish municipalities, which provides a basis for directing future initiatives and measures to increase the absorption of new technologies in the public sector.

Planned approach and implementation

The project has been conducted as an interview study where IT managers in each municipality have been contacted for a telephone interview. Furthermore, a web-based international outlook has been performed. The municipalities were randomly selected and the questions asked followed a standard questionnaire. The answers were analyzed and compiled to showcase common patterns and trends. A limitation is the focus on IT managers, but the rationale behind the study was that a person with central responsibility for IT should be able to provide information about IoT in each municipality.

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Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2016-04565

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