An Atlanta company has started up a $10 million data center in Chattanooga, deciding to locate the facility here due to EPB's smart grid and the city's proximity to major fiber lines.
With a couple of months of 2017 under our belts, now is the time to focus our thoughts on ways sourcing and procurement can leverage a number of likely changes expected in 2017, regardless of the industry.
Can you define what a "smart city" means for where you live? Neither can many of your local and state officials - but they will tell you that's the kind of city they want to create. Generally, a smart city is one that uses uses data, applications and technology to help people and goods move more... read more
Last fall, Oakley, Calif., city officials were anxious about the beginning of a smart city transformation. Ideas were floated about connected mobility, more efficient online government services and linking security cameras together to aid police dispatch centers. "There are hundreds of different... read more
Take an evening drive through some of the towns that make up the Coachella Valley Unified School District, a largely rural area near the Salton Sea in Riverside County, Calif., and you might be surprised to see yellow school buses parked in odd, uncharacteristic locations. But rest assured, they... read more
The new presidential administration has signaled a strong desire to rebuild our infrastructure, especially in our cities. This is sparking a renewed and welcome national conversation on how to make it happen. But along with roads, rails, bridges and water systems, let's remember the profound... read more
Hard data enables Louisville, Ky., residents to know their broadband speeds and it's also proving beneficial to the city, which is looking to kick off new connectivity projects.
When the call goes out to round up the usual suspects, the smart cities' supporting cast is starting to look familiar. There's a traffic sensor mounted on a telephone pole, along with pollution meters, parking management systems, sophisticated energy distribution schemes and broadband... read more
Current health IT systems aren't equipped to adequately manage population health, prompting researchers to call on health leaders to close those gaps by expanding data collection efforts. To do this, healthcare leaders must embrace new data sources that integrate behavioral and social factors... read more
The Behavioural Insights Team, a company once part of the British government, has its sights set on improving jurisdictional service delivery across the pond. The city of San José reduced illegal dumping by 320 tons since July, earning the recognition of the Keep America Beautiful non-profit... read more