Moscow is now one of the top three most computerised cities in the world, according to a report published by accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
The research, entitled “Data Driven Cities”, saw PwC experts analyse 28 of the largest cities across the globe.
The Russian capital was ranked ahead of New York and Barcelona in third position, behind first placed Sydney and London in second.
Moscow was also ranked among the top five infrastructure development cities based on data analysis. In other words, city development projects are being implemented as a result of digital information processing.
PwC experts believe that the phenomenon stems from the digital revolution and internet penetration. Other cities which primarily rely on data analysis for future development are Barcelona, London, New York and Sydney.
Moscow uses this approach to regulate transportation flow, solve crimes, install video surveillance cameras and offer state services.
Despite considerable success in fields of urban development such as transportation, healthcare, security, citizen engagement in governance, analysts claim that Moscow’s experience remains largely unnoticed in the world community.