Predicting how technologies will evolve (or if they will) is a difficult chore. But with millions of connected devices and sensors collecting massive amounts of new forms of data and new ways to use it, most analysts see substantial and continued growth in the number of cities moving toward Internet of Things technology as they work to make their operations more efficient and cost-effective.
There are ever increasing numbers of intelligent devices in cities, but what makes a city a smart city is what it’s actually able to do with them. From infrastructure to analytics to partnerships, see what the world’s smartest cities are doing and what you can do to make your IoT investment pay for itself.
There is no security without cybersecurity. As your city looks to the IoT and cloud to provide the services your citizens want, it’s critical that you’re also able to demonstrate that you can protect their data. Learn why and how to get started.
Washington, DC is engaged in several IoT-based projects designed to lead it to a safe, secure future, and to establish an open development platform for experimentation and innovation in city services delivery. Read the story for details on the projects and their progress.
When you think of making winter roads safer, you tend to think of de-icer. Blainville, however, turned to data. By bringing all of the different sources of data together with a map-based platform from K2 Geospatial, the city found ways to dramatically improve safety while cutting costs.
Chief Data Officers are valuable leaders that can really propel your smart cities initiatives. Los Angeles County’s first Chief Data Officer shares his insight into the toughest part of the job — and it may not be exactly what you expect. Read on for tips to make your leaders more effective.
To govern effectively and earn the public’s trust, government has to be transparent. But how do you share everything you can while protecting what you must? Learn how an effective data governance strategy helps you cut your costs while better serving the public.
The total spending on IT infrastructure products like servers and storage is expected to jump by almost 20% this year to reach $38.2 billion. And a majority of that spending will come from public sector and corporate organizations, says market intelligence firm and Council Associate Partner IDC in a new report.
IBM partners on cloud and cognitive computing… Intel's new acquisition… Schneider Electric's cloud-based security management system… Ooredoo's ICT infrastructure deal… Qualcomm's wireless EV charging agreement… Siemens' UK energy savings and clean air projects. Follow the link to learn more.
While the extreme drought in Texas is over, with rapid population growth, the next water shortage could be right around the corner. See how The Nature Conservancy aims to prevent that by bringing vast amounts of water data into a single resource.