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cybersecurity funding
April 19, 2018

There’s been so much sensational news in the last few days, it’s very easy to overlook other important news. That can be dangerous, and here’s a good example of something we should not overlook.

san francisco mayor fiber
April 04, 2018

Five companies recently filed preliminary proposals to build and operate a massive $1.9 billion public-private fiber to the premises broadband network in San Francisco, Mayor Mark Farrell told attendees at Smart Cities Connect 2018.

April 03, 2018

The public sector has the highest potential for procurement savings out of any sector. By utilizing established best practices, government agencies can reap billions in savings without affecting essential services. Some of these strategies include consolidating purchasing for common goods and... read more

April 03, 2018

In stark contrast to the private sector, public sector entities at all levels rarely change their spending allocations from year to year. By using data analytics and with enough political drive, governments can reap big savings from reallocating resources. A strategic spending review can often... read more

March 20, 2018 | Jamie Tuccolo

Nor’easters in Massachusetts are routine. They happen most winters and often dump heavy snow throughout the region. No big deal. No one, however, was prepared for the winter of 2015.

February 22, 2018 | Dee Brown

Technology has come a long way since 1995. That is why Central Arkansas Water (CAW) has seen numerous benefits from its new SCADA system. The upgrade to its 22-year-old system was completed in May 2017.

February 21, 2018

The rail sector is no exception when it comes to disruptive changes through digitization. In a sector where fleet reliability is a key lever for increasing efficiency and reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO), ... read more

February 07, 2018

Among the many possible uses of blockchain, techno-enthusiasts have long thought of property record tracking as a prime example of how government could use the technology. Now, a company is working with a Vermont city to test the concept. Since blockchain is still very much an emerging... read more

February 05, 2018

Given the density of city populations, one might think that it would be easier to attain quality healthcare in these areas, but most who study or practice urban healthcare know this is not the case.

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