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Critical Infrastructure: How Smart Cities Will Transform Latin America

…ces. Smart City Adoption in Latin America For instance, in Gran Concepcion, Chile, the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunication recently deployed the “Smart City Gran Concepcion.” This project has five components designed to improve local and municipal service delivery with open innovation and lay the framework for the development of a local and sustainable innovation ecosystem. In Brazil, the city of Curitiba is also working on a new lig…


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#CiscoPublicSafety Series: Less Issues with Traffic, More Safety

…cal imperative. Finding a solution to this traffic congestion was important not only in terms of efficiency of transportation, but also in terms of public safety. In response to this, the head of the Midland Transportation Department, Gary Saunders, recommended the IP wireless Advanced Transportation Management System (ATMS). The solution runs on a Cisco wireless network with more than 1,500 wireless access points and monitors traffic and provide…


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Top 10 Ways Public Sector Organizations Are Capturing IoE Value Today

…ecause they provide (or source) many of the services upon which citizens rely, including transportation, law enforcement, education, water, and (sometimes) Internet connectivity. The City of Amsterdam’s Smart City strategy typifies this approach. It includes 47 IoE projects, such as smart energy grid systems, street lighting, parking application, building management, and public Wi-Fi. Many of these projects span multiple city departments, and inv…


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Cisco IOx in Cisco Live 2014: Showcasing “fog computing” at work

Developers, IT managers, CIOs, Networking gurus, operational technologists in the manufacturing, transportation, energy and other industries have been bombarded lately with many concepts, news and visions about M2M, #IoT, #IoE, Digital Enterprise and more. Well, Cisco is doing more than just talking. During Cisco Live in San Francisco (#CLUS): we are showcasing, presenting and enabling developers, ISVs, customers and solution providers to have h…


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Cisco and Miami-Dade County Seek to Revamp Local Public Transportation Systems

…e in construction right now at the center of Miami. With the potential for growth in the current environment, transportation services have to be evaluated to ensure that they can serve the expected population, and won’t hinder a community’s expansion efforts. While the Miami area’s public transportation ridership declined through the challenges of the recession, the accelerated growth that is being experienced now has to be considered as part of…


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