How IPaaS Can Aid Government Agencies
The best way to understand how IPaaS works for government agencies is to explore specific use cases. A simple Internet of Things example, traffic cameras, highlights how IPaaS can aid local agencies.
Many local governments have outsourced their traffic camera data management to a third party that takes the responsibility for collecting the data, warehousing it in the cloud, making it available for playback or analysis, and running the whole network. A local government’s traffic camera system can generate enforcement events, noting when a certain car ran a red light and capturing that vehicle’s license plate.
IPaaS vendors provide a toolkit that can talk to multiple applications, including the traffic camera system, the local department of motor vehicles, law enforcement and other systems. Rather than asking one vendor or one developer to take the responsibility for making the linkage, an IPaaS vendor can take disparate systems with disparate data types and build the connections.
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Different Applications IPaaS Can Support
One important aspect of IPaaS is that the agency that owns the data is fully in control. Agencies don’t have to settle for whatever capabilities and individual integrations the camera vendor is offering; they can build their own integrations. IT leaders can do so as quickly as they need to, because the IPaaS toolkit is there and designed to be easy to use with a central management console and a quick overview of how data is shared between applications.