Data management

IoT and smart cities: what happens next?

Fri, 2016-06-24 18:30 -- Doug Peeples

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.

Unlock your city's potential by building on the IoT

Fri, 2016-06-24 18:30 -- SCC Partner

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.

How multiple IoT projects contribute to Washington, D.C.'s long-term vision

Fri, 2016-06-24 18:30 -- SCC Partner

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.

How data made Blainville's roads safer (and saved $200,000)

Fri, 2016-06-24 01:04 -- SCC Partner

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.

A Chief Data Officer explains the biggest hurdles and how to get past them

Fri, 2016-06-17 18:30 -- SCC Partner

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.

Effective data governance helps you reduce costs and be more transparent

Wed, 2016-04-27 18:30 -- SCC Partner

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.

Just so you know: IT infrastructure spending expected to jump this year

Wed, 2016-04-20 19:30 -- SCC Staff

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.

Partner Spotlight: News from Intel, Schneider Electric, Ooredoo, Qualcomm, Siemens, and IBM

Fri, 2016-04-08 19:15 -- SCC Staff

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.