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Cloud for Local Government Global Blog Series, Cloud and the Smart City: A Brighter Tomorrow

…and managing. Busan, South Korea has already discovered the powerful benefits of cloud infrastructure to create Smart+Connected Communities solutions. The government partnered with companies to create a Mobile Application Center to utilize city assets and the connected network. (You can also watch a video series, “Cities of the Future,” on Songdo, South Korea and how this new connected Smart City was designed, planned, and built.) There are some…

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Work and Learning in a Digital World

…untry transformation. Much of the change under way contains, at its core, a new relationship among individuals, communities, employers, public authorities, and educational institutions. Indicative of these profound cultural shifts in society are two inherently, related trends Cisco IBSG calls Smart Work and Learning—an act of production performed independent of time and place. The responsibility to enable a Smart Work and Learning culture lies n…

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What is a City, and How Does it Get Smarter?

The journey to smarter cities and communities has gained momentum in recent years, as a recent BBC article highlights. I’d like to offer a few points from my experiences over the last five years exploring this territory: First, the critical issue is how to move beyond visions and prototypes, to scaling and adoption. Second, the whole notion of smart cities should also be reappraised. And third, the Internet of Everything Economy will fuel a tr…

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

…government services kiosks to deliver access to municipal government services/information and help further drive Smart+Connected Communities initiatives in the area. By utilizing technology to improve citizen services and provide greater ease of access, these pilots are another glimpse into what the future holds for a Smart+Connected Canada. Remote Expert 1.8 Introduced Building on the momentum we’ve seen globally with Cisco’s overall remote exp…

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Smart Connected Vehicles – Changing How We Drive

The Internet of Everything is the idea that we can start connecting everything around us. Connections between people, things, and 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 announc…

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