#WednesdayWalkabout Series: City Leaders Converge to Learn From Each Other
Co-authored with Dani Schrakamp Changing our outlook for a changing world If I had a nickel for every time I’ve been asked the question ‘what is a smart city really?’...
Cloud for Local Government Global Blog Series, A Better Economy in the Cloud
My colleague Norm Jacknis (former CIO of Westchester County, New York) passed along a list of CIO concerns for 2013 that was prepared by Alan Shark of Public Technology Institute, a nonprofit that provides technology guidance to local government. The list for cities and counties included: 1. Big Data (Smart City) 2. Consolidation 3. GIS as centerpiece for […]
Cloud for Local Government Global Blog Series, Cloud and the Smart City: A Brighter Tomorrow
In my last blog, I discussed the benefits of Smart City cloud management capabilities. An intelligent IP-enabled network unites multiple services onto one infrastructure, allowing for tight operations management and lower expenses. Operating this network remotely, through the cloud, further enhances the capability for sustainable, effective city management. As Smart City visions emerge in various […]
Cloud for Local Government Global Blog Series, Cloud and the Smart City: It’s All Connected
Cities around the world are facing some big and complicated problems, with few easy answers at the ready. Rising energy costs, environmental concerns, and new government initiatives have inspired a focus on sustainable IT operations. But how can cities be expected to solve these crises, while also improving citizen services and ensuring future economic success? […]
Urban Sustainability – Not Just A Dream
As world leaders ponder how to meet the growing demand for energy and resources, while reducing global carbon emissions, cities are challenged even further. The exponential growth of cities has resulted in enormous urban challenges: scarcity of resources; skyrocketing passenger, cargo, and digital traffic; and outdated and overloaded infrastructures. The continued expansion of the Internet […]
Inside One Asian City’s Strategy
Busan is at the forefront of something big. As South Korea’s second-largest metropolitan city, Busan boasts a population of about 3.6 million, and is home to a slew of major companies, government agencies, universities, annual festivals, and conferences. Busan is the country’s largest container-handling port, and the fifth- largest in the world. Like other metropolitan […]
Real-World M2M—and a Real-World Mobile Data Challenge
In the months since I attended the Smart Cities event organized by Qualcomm and CommNexus in San Diego, the buzz about “Smart Cities” and the use of machine-to-machine...