Research, publications and web sites

Report: Demand grows for smart travel apps in the world's fastest-growing economies

Fri, 2015-05-22 18:30 -- Doug Peeples

As populations grow and traffic congestion increases, demand is growing quickly for solutions that make urban travel easier and faster. A new MasterCard report finds most residents in emerging market cities are willing to share personal data to make that happen. Read more on that and other surprising findings too.

Think there are a lot of connected things now? Just wait, Gartner says

Wed, 2015-03-25 18:30 -- Doug Peeples

If it isn't now, it probably will be soon. Research firm Gartner predicts the number of connected things (like smart LED lighting, smart locks and a plethora of sensors) in use in smart cities will reach 1.1 billion this year -- and climb to 9.7 billion in five years. Click to see the expected growth hot spots.

Will self-driving cars solve your city's traffic congestion? Survey says not any time soon

Wed, 2015-02-11 19:30 -- Jesse Berst

There's a lot of appeal in self-driving cars – and also a lot of hype about how soon we'll see them. A new IBM survey of auto industry execs found considerable skepticism about fully autonomous vehicles being commonplace on your city's streets any time soon.

Report: Cisco and IBM leaders in the smart cities technology market

Fri, 2014-11-21 19:30 -- SCC Staff

A new report from Navigant Research examining the strategy and execution of 16 leading smart city suppliers identifies Cisco and IBM as market leaders. But Microsoft and Schneider Electric are coming on strong. Don't miss this report if you're considering potential partners for smart city projects.

New survey of city leaders highlights smart city drivers and challenges

Fri, 2014-10-17 18:30 -- SCC Staff

Cisco and the Smart Cities Council polled city leaders in North America on ways to help them accelerate their smart city initiatives. Survey results confirm that improving city infrastructures is a significant driver for smart city development – but financing is a major obstacle. See what else the survey reveals.