From containing deadly epidemics to recovering from natural disasters, a new partnership that involves IBM, MasterCard and leading governments aims to find answers by finding data. Learn why data is so important and get inspiration for using it to tackle your city’s issues.
The job of the CIO is changing fast. A new survey finds technology officers are rapidly switching from managing hardware to managing services. Learn why and what that means for your staff, your budget and your job.
Some may wonder about a global payments and technology company becoming heavily involved in the smart cities initiative, but MasterCard most certainly has. Read the story for a MasterCard official’s view of the company’s role in smart cities. Hint: It has a lot to do with data.
Building capabilities, entrepreneurship and encouraging innovation clusters are some of the key action points according to Nasscom, which have to be worked out in coordination with the government, industry and academia in order to become a global centre for innovation in digital technology. Read to find out what the IT body foresees for the industry in the next decade.
Overall, governments have been slow to migrate to the cloud. But buoyed by the success of Miami and others, that may change soon. And with a new express lane to the cloud, it may be time for your city to hop on board.
Carlo Ratti also shares his inputs from the Milan food project, wherein they implemented at a super market stall, to give the consumer an experience of shopping online.
Between a big funding and research announcement from the White House to initiatives at several federal agencies, cities don’t have to undertake their smart cities visions alone. Found out how partnership is one key to making it happen.
How well do you understand the latest security threats? Cisco’s new midyear report finds more IT departments are falling behind. Take a quiz to see how you stack up and get tips for guarding against the latest threats.
What could enterprising people do with building permit data? Nine cities and counties aim to find out. They’re standardizing their data to inspire innovation.
Your city undoubtedly has an emergency plan, but if it doesn’t address your website and sharing information on social media, it’s lacking. Here are three steps recommended by the experts at SunGard Public Sector to fix that.