Smart Cities Strategy

May 18, 2017

Cities big and small operate under constrained budgets. And in an era of increasing government transparency and social media monitoring, cities and their administrators must act fiscally responsible. What's one thing cities often don't take into account when looking to maximize value? Data.

May 18, 2017

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers is helping states with a technology it says has "huge" potential for government. (Getty Images) The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) released the first in a series of briefs Tuesday that explains how... read more

Current hype aside, the Internet of Things will ultimately become as fundamental as the Internet itself, with lots of opportunities and trials along the way.

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May 12, 2017

What makes a “smart city” truly “smart”? This is the question I was asking this week, during Smart Cities Week Silcon Valley, a conference promoting the idea to city governments.

May 11, 2017

Singularity University, a Silicon Valley think tank and business incubator, announced Monday it is sponsoring a Smart City Accelerator in Columbus.

April 24, 2017

After years of talk about smart cities, people are wondering when - and where - will we start to see them really begin to take shape. What will they look like? How will we interact with them? A smart city is more than the sum of its parts. With a street light here, a sensor there — when... read more

April 21, 2017

Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black will tell you in no uncertain terms that his mission to make city government run smarter has been working. Shortly after taking the reins as the city's chief administrator in September 2014, Black, with the backing of the mayor and council, began to build a... read more

April 20, 2017

Worcester was awarded the Massachusetts Common Cause eGovernment Award with Distinction for all of the years that award was given, 2006 through 2010. The award recognizes cities whose websites make it easy for citizens to find information such as City Council meeting minutes and agendas, the... read more

April 20, 2017

As a technology executive, I've overseen the buildout of multiple data centers in my career. Without exception, all were designed with an uninterrupted power supply (UPS) and backup power. In fact, I can't imagine a data center of any consequence being built without these safeguards in place.... read more

April 14, 2017

A memorable cartoon shows a store with two tables, one labeled “Toys for Normal Children,” the other labeled “Toys for Gifted Children.” The former had no customers; the latter was three deep.

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