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of effectiveness in managing the smart services may be challenging. Understanding Singapore’s case provides a good reminder for other cities to ponder about the necessity of integration within the smart city. Although it is still at its early stage, Singapore’s smart city experience is expected to provide a valuable lesson for all cities around the world in the future. S ingapore’s case study provides an interesting example of a nation’s approach t owards being a Smart Nation. Since there are no other cases where the entire country is being transformed under careful plan of the central Government, Singapore is believed to be unique in comparison to other smart cities initiatives around the world. Ba sed on this study, Singapore’s future success as a Smart Nation may depend on a number of factors. First is the Government’s control over the Smart Nation Vision. Currently, Smart Nation initiatives are completely funded by the Singaporean Government with no external source of funding from private firms. It is still uncertain whether of not this will lead to more effective, fast, and efficient implementation of smart systems with no external motivations, and whether all high-costing initiatives can be sustained under such method of funding. Second factor is regarding the manner of integration among implemeneting agencies. There is yet no concensus in how to integrate these agencies and it is still being developed, but so far, the underlying idea is to avoid physically integrated platform but to agree on rules and regulations for data integration. Singaporean Government only see the need to develop an integrated data sharing platform, where all agencies can access commonly shared information collected from shared smart sensor network. An interest for Integrated Operation and Command Centre (IOCC) is not there and in fact, this is perceived to have higher risks due to variations in the sensitivity of data. Utilizing data is key to the success of any smart city and hence, how they manage data integration platform would become the deciding factor for their success. Although it is difficult to make any clear-cut judgements as it is still in it’s infancy, expectations for Singapore to become a world- leading smart city is high.
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