Recent Articles

Verizon simplifies Internet of Things to accelerate adoption

Verizon simplifies Internet of Things to accelerate adoption

| October 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Verizon today announced its global strategy to simplify the Internet of Things (IoT) and accelerate market adoption. Verizon’s plan includes: Launching ThingSpace: a new IoT platform allowing developers to create applications, customers to manage devices, partners to market their services, and Verizon to launch integrated vertical solutions simply, in an open environment. Creating a new […]

Continue Reading

Denmark and SG have mutual vision for smart cities

| October 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Denmark and Singapore have gotten together to develop smart city technologies and applications. The country and city state have entered into a cooperation to work together and share ideas and data on smart city initiatives. Specifically, Copenhagen wants to learn from Singapore smart applications in the areas of public transportation and water management, according to […]

Continue Reading

Australia joining smart city challenge: Navigant Research

| October 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

A blog post from Navigant Research’s Eric Woods notes that Australia is catching up with other Western economies in the pursuit for smart cities. “Recent U.S. government support for smart cities research and the announcement of the selected cities for the Indian smart city program are just two signs of the continuing momentum behind urban […]

Continue Reading

India study evaluates the country’s smart city progress

| October 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

A study by a group of masters students and graduates at the Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology University in India aims to evaluate the progress of the country’s 98 designated cities to get funding as part of the government’s efforts to transform ICT infrastructure. Not surprising, smaller communities (towns) scored much better than larger […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

Amazing smart city infographic from the New Jersey Institute of Technology

Amazing smart city infographic from the New Jersey Institute of Technology

| October 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

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

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading