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Request your Marriage Certificate at the Mall: Transforming the Delivery of Government Services

…ng the trip down to city hall is a sure-fire way to increase one’s blood pressure. Cisco’s efforts around Smart+Connected Communities have continuously focused on identifying these types of pain points – advocating the need to design cities with technology at the core to improve delivery of new citizen services. Citizen services in France This month, efforts around the world in France, Spain, Germany, Canada and the United States have showc…

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Smart Connected Vehicles – Changing How We Drive

…machines to produce intelligent data will lead the way we experience life. Therefore, cars and vehicles can be connected to provide a richer and more valuable driving experience. How will Cisco fall into this mix? Cisco’s intelligent network can provide the underlying platform to host innovation. Cisco and NXP announced today an investment in Cohda Wireless to advance intelligent transport systems and  car-to-x communication. Cisco’s intel…

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Inside One Asian City’s Strategy

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…ity.” U, in this case, stands for “ubiquitous,” which also describes the city’s broadband penetration. Busan’s “smart and connected” urban communities use the network as a platform—on top of which it can deploy innovative urban-planning solutions and city management services. The city uses the network to connect, process, and share information efficiently, and in real time. By building a “green U-city,” Busan is: Giving talented young people a…

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Smart Cities: Moving from Discussion to a Call for Action

…global dialogue on this topic, my Cisco IBSG colleague Shane Mitchell and I co-authored a Point of View paper, “Smart City Framework: A Systematic Process for Enabling Smart+Connected Communities,” which defines a framework designed to move the Smart City debate from merely an academic or esoteric discussion to a call for action. This paper proposes a possible framework for how we can begin to define and assess Smart City initiatives and, in the…

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Smart City Frameworks: A Systematic Process for Enabling Smart+Connected Communities

Interest in Smart Cities has triggered plenty of theoretical and technology-led discussions, but not enough progress has been made in implementing related initiatives. In addition, there are a number of factors hindering adoption of Smart City solutions: scaling of newer technologies is unproven; technology challenges the existing status quo in how cities are run; and technology is not well-understood across city sectors. However, the main barri…

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