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Intelligent Communities Global Blog Series–The “Connected Boulevard”: Taking the Fast Lane to the Internet of Everything

As urban growth accelerates and resources are stretched thin in cities around the globe, the concept of “Smart Cities” is more important than ever before. That’s one reason I’m excited to be in Nice, France, this week to help launch the “Connected Boulevard,” an ambitious proof of concept built to leverage and anticipate the Internet of Everything (IoE) for smart and connected city services. The Connected Boulevard is the first real-world exampl…


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Prince Philippe of Belgium Visits Cisco

…ere at the office itself. It will facilitate the process of obtaining construction licenses, for instance. Such Smart+Connected Communities solutions improve every government’s service. The only thing you need is an internet connection. Pol Vanbiervliet, Cisco Belgium GM That’s why Cisco is investing 12% of its turnover in research and development year over year. “If you don’t change, you get left behind”, John Chambers recently said in a Belgian…


Intelligent Communities Global Blog Series Kickoff, The World’s Smartest Cities”

…ic and social environment by providing community network services to its constituents, with its energy-reducing smart and connected buildings to link residents and businesses, with portals and kiosks to provide real-time services to citizens, and with smart sensors and surveillance for public safety.  I’d say they’re a pretty tough contender! If you’re an avid reader of our blog, you recently heard from Louis Zacharilla, Co-Founder of ICF, as he…


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The Smart City Council – Accelerating an Exciting Growth

…proach and manage these types of situations. Driven by Cisco’s vision for the Internet of Everything (IoE), our Smart+Connected Communities program supports the integration of intelligent networking technologies to connect cities and help leaders address these challenges. However, we fully understand that this is not a one-shot solution. The transformation of cities not only requires relevant technologies and a change in the way we think, but als…


Learning Hubs: Where Learning Takes Place in a Digital World

…r more hubs) via high-definition video-conferencing or telepresence facilities Learning hubs can be located in Smart Work Centers, university and school campuses with spare real estate, community centers, and other places. Or, they can be “pop-up” hubs—physical spaces connected through high-end video-conferencing technology to enable city-to-city and multicity events—that meet specific, short-term needs. Dialogue Café is one example of a pop-up…


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