Tony Chan

Tony Chan is a seasoned ICT and telecoms journalist based in Hong Kong with a strong interest in bringing together industry leaders to foster sustainable IT and telecommunications practices, solutions and services.

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Smart cities need standards: researchers

| October 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Smart cities need standards to work together, including some kind of coordination between different agencies working on projects. According to a report from FCW, engineers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, current smart city projects are often isolated, leading to separate systems that don’t necessarily work together. Chris Greer, senior executive for cyber-physical […]

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Amazing smart city infographic from the New Jersey Institute of Technology

| October 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
Amazing smart city infographic from the New Jersey Institute of Technology

A great infographic from the New Jersey Institute of Technology on smart cities! According to the NJIT, the market for smart city technologies will be worth some US$27.5 billion by 2023. Source: The Benefits of Becoming a Smart City – insideBIGDATA

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Smart Cities Start With Smart IT | Vala Afshar

| October 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Gartner defines a smart city as “an urbanised area where multiple sectors cooperate to achieve sustainable outcomes through the analysis of contextual, real-time information shared among sector-specific information and operational technology systems.” Nice read from Vala Afshar, chief digital evangelist from Salesforce. Gartner estimates that smart homes will have nearly 300 million connected things in […]

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Sweden offers to help turn megapolis Mumbai into smart city – The Economic Times

| October 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

The city’s 20-year development plan till 2034 is likely to get a ‘Swedish touch’ with the western European nation extending its expertise to help develop Mumbai as a ‘smart city’. Source: Sweden offers to help turn megapolis Mumbai into smart city – The Economic Times

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Dubai wants to be benchmark for smart city globally

| October 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dubai wants to be the benchmark smart city for cities globally. “Together with our partners, we are enabling Smart economic conditions, driving entrepreneurship and global competitiveness that will serve as a model for emerging nations. We are continually reviewing and refining the latest technology innovations, from mobile apps to drones, to understand how we may […]

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Dubai wants to be benchmark for smart cities

| October 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dubai wants to be the benchmark for smart cities globally, according to Dr Aisha Butti Bin Bishr, assistant director general of The Executive Office and SmartDubai taskforce leader. According to Aisha, the goal is to create a connected and responsive citywide infrastructure that can cater for the demands of its residents and visitors. Applications include […]

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CII, CCP to ink smart city MoU – The Times of India

| October 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Keen to help the capital city improve its chances in the national smart city mission challenge, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has decided to handhold Goa through the preparatory phase of the centre’s flagship programme. CII is in the process of signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the corporation of the city of […]

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Solar & wind gain over coal & gas

| October 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

From Bloomberg: It has never made less sense to build fossil fuel power plants. According to this article, the cost of solar power is now below that of coal and gas in at least nine US states, including Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, and Alabama. That said, the prices of solar […]

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Smart grid communication market worth US$29bn by 2023 | Metering.com

| September 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Global revenue from smart grid communication technology is expected to grow to US$29 billion between 2014 and 2023, according to a new report released by Na Source: Smart grid communication market worth US$29bn by 2023 | Metering.com

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Parachutes Into North Carolina To Save Wind Power

| September 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

The U.S. military is trying very hard to expand and incorporate alternative energy. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos rescued a wind farm from insolvency. Too bad it’s too close to a super sophisticated Over The Horizon Radar (ROTHR) facility across the border in Virginia at Hampton Roads Naval base. Source: Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Parachutes Into North Carolina […]

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