Today, the consumer’s demand for and use of technology drives the pace of change and use of technology.
With this in mind, the City of Mississauga has created an IT Master Plan – a vision for using technology to transform the City into an engaged and connected urban centre.
By implementing Smart City and Open Data technology, the City is accelerating its plan to improve City services and make City operations more efficient for residents and businesses.
The IT Master Plan aims to build a transparent government through technology. It includes 21 initiatives to be implemented over the next three to five years by:
- fostering open and accessible government
- enabling decisions through research and analytics
- creating a connected and engaged workplace and
- improving services through innovation and partnership
Mississauga businesses will benefit directly from the city’s technology focus. The plan includes an innovative proof of concept in partnership with Cisco Canada that will connect services in a defined area where small business, tourism, entertainment and City services are highly concentrated. Known as District Wi-Fi, this proof of concept will show how local business, the community and City Services can be integrated in a way that drives engagement and has economic benefits.
The proof of concept will be designed to build the required components that will support small business, the community and innovation while introducing Smart City services in the District area.
We are very excited about the potential the IT Master Plan brings to the City’s businesses and citizens. The intent is for Mississauga to be an example for other Canadian Smart City initiatives.
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