Technology is progressing incredibly fast in our world. Within the past 10 years, we have seen a single device transform the way we interact and communicate with each other on a daily basis. Artificial Intelligence has begun to entrench itself into more and more areas of our lives. The Internet of Things (IoT) has, quite literally, connected our world in ways never before considered possible. All of these things have helped to bring about the idea of Smart Cities which, in a very broad sense, means that cities can use technology to run more efficiently than ever before.

All of these amazing achievements have a cost and implementing and maintaining these kinds of improvements can be expensive for local governments. The Public Private Partnership (PPP) model has been influential and effective across the world for decades and more cities are discovering the incredible benefits of this model every year. The most basic definition for PPP is to apply the resources of the private-sector in meeting the needs of the public and this is done through outsourcing services, privatizing assets, or a combination of the two.

We have seen time and again just how effective this model can be.

InterDev has been a pioneer in the field of Public Private Partnerships for years by being the premier provider of Managed IT, Security, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Telecom services for local governments across the Southeast as well as South Carolina and Chicago. We have seen time and again just how effective this model can be. By leveraging the skills, resources, and experience of private companies, government organizations can save their citizens valuable tax dollars.