Why Smart Cities Rank as One of the World’s Most Critical Industries

One of the surprises of the Vertiv Most Critical Industries report was the inclusion of Smart Cities. Smart Cities ranked seventh in the list, behind the Defense industry, which ranked sixth and Cloud and Colocation, which ranked fifth.

It’s easy to make the case for the criticality of those industries, and others in the report, such as Utilities, Telecommunications and Mass Transit. They provide services we depend on everyday and many of us have experienced the impact of a disruption in those services first hand. But Smart Cities is still such a new concept that many people have trouble accurately defining what the term means, let alone accepting that it is one of the world’s seven most critical industries.


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