Best practices

January 15, 2018

The smart city sector is one of the hot topics at CES 2018, with nearly every major technology provider looking to jump into the connected ecosystem. Likewise, major metropolitan areas across the country are eager to implement technology that could bring urban living into the digital age.

January 10, 2018

There has been a lot written about the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it will affect nearly every global industry-from retail to connected vehicles. In my opinion, one of the most exciting areas of impact-albeit far less sexy than drones and self-driving cars-is the global supply chain.

IDC launches Smart City Awards
January 08, 2018

To recognize the considerable efforts that cities in the U.S. have made toward improving services and citizens wellbeing, IDC Government Insights has created the Smart City North America Awards (SCNAA).

applying business intelligence
January 04, 2018

Business intelligence is often considered a software solution developed to deliver data on executive dashboards. This is an expensive misunderstanding about true business intelligence value.

December 12, 2017

Bas Boorsma, author of "A New Digital Deal," has high hopes for the Smart Cities of tomorrow. If cities follow a plan and manage the growing influence of digitization effectively, he reasons, all citizens will benefit.

blockchain explainer
December 11, 2017 | Kristina Kuleshova - Business Development Manager

Blockchain nowadays is a trend we cannot stop hearing about. For several years already, its popularity grows up by second.

December 07, 2017

To understand where smart city projects are going, one must understand where they've been. Atlanta CIO Samir Saini does this by dividing these projects into three phases: Smart Cities 1.0, Smart Cities 2.0 and Smart Cities 3.0.

December 05, 2017

New research from the Public Technology Institute shows that security is dominating local government investment in new projects and initiatives. City and county CIOs have listed cybersecurity as their primary focus for 2017, according to a survey published Thursday by the Public Technology... read more

December 05, 2017

As technology continues to advance, governments local and otherwise have sometimes struggled to keep up. Even many so-called Smart Cities, replete with leaders eager to test out new solutions, have missed the forest for the trees as far as digital progress is concerned.

November 28, 2017

In an age of fiscal uncertainty, US cities and states must optimize capital allocation to improve infrastructure planning. State and local leaders must deliver vital services that improve the health, safety, and prosperity of their citizens without exceeding their budgets.

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