Intelligent Communities Global Blog Series, How to Be the Most Intelligent Community in the World?
One of the questions I was asked about the awards given by the Intelligent Community Forum is what does it take to become an intelligent community. I’ll try to summarize what I’ve learned from participating in the ICF as a keynoter, juror and (before Cisco) a leader of a Top 7 community. Among the few […]
Intelligent Communities Global Blog Series, Does Innovation Destroy Jobs?
The Intelligent Community Forum just completed its annual summit, which celebrates the Top 7 most intelligent communities in the world. These are the global leaders who have already made investments in broadband and in community building — and who are now looking to see how they can build on those advantages. This year’s theme was […]
Cloud for Local Government Global Blog Series: The Strategic Value of the Cloud for State & Local Governments
Almost everyone has heard of the “cloud,” as a result of advertising by computer companies and frequent mentions in the news media. “Cloud” refers to technology resources used by an organization that are not at their own location, but available over the global data communications network (otherwise called the Internet). Moreover, the cloud is not […]
Cloud for Local Government Global Blog Series: State/Local Government & the Internet of Everything
There's an increasing drumbeat of news about the "Internet of Everything” (IoE)— the confluence of people, process, data, and things that makes networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever...