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The Race to Build the Smartest Cities”>httpv://

Smart cities has been a hot topic for governments around the world for several years as climate concerns, rising urbanization trends and increasingly technology-savvy citizens is driving demand for connected and sustainable cities. The race to build smart cities will only intensify as competitive pressures build up amongst cities to attract the best talent and investment, says Dr Steve Hodgkinson, research director for Ovum, the analyst and cons…


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Building Cities in the Clouds in Asia

…formation systems are linked, seamlessly. Incheon, another u-City in Korea, is also working with Cisco to build smart-connected communities, notably in the Greenfield city of Songdo. Korea’s u-Cities are also an important part of the country’s national green growth agenda. As with all city-wide projects, we should not expect immediate results. However, through committed public-private partnerships and a clear roadmap, Asia’s mega-cities are takin…


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Cisco and Control4 Sign Strategic Agreement to Deliver Network-Enabled Automation Platforms

Cisco and Control4 have signed a strategic agreement to deliver network-enabled automation platforms for connected smart communities and home energy deployments around the world.  Cisco is leading an investment in Control4, and the collaboration between the two companies includes the integration of Control4® technology into Cisco’s Service Delivery Platform and the introduction of Cisco-branded Control4® products.  Additionally, Control4 will be…


Web 2.0 Summit: Wim Elfrink on social virtualisation

…ark Legacy Company to create a liveable community that can be sustained beyond the Games themselves, and highly-connected new Smart+Connected Community projects in locations such as Songdo, Korea amongst others. We’d love to hear your views of how you think the next 30 years of the Internet could develop with these shifts in mind and as the introduction of IPv6 underpins the transition to the ‘Internet of Things’. You can also w…


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Cisco’s Green Stripes”>$10

…not to mention a $10million kitty.  One thing to remember, however, is that electric vehicles will need a Smart Grid to plug into… one which allows them to charge at non-peak hours and even sell their power back into the grid.  Cisco also wrapped up the week on the Smart Grid note, announcing today a new partnership with Duke Energy, The City of Charlotte, North Carolina and others, called Envision:  Charlotte. Thi…


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