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IDC: Top 10 smart cities predictions for 2013

Wed, 2013-02-27 09:34 -- Liz Enbysk

The smart city initiative is growing as a recognized movement for innovation and investment at all levels of government, according to IDC Government Insights. For that reason, a smart city analyst team from IDC Government Insights has put together the company's first annual top 10 predictions for the smart city market in 2013.

Towns large and small are using public safety technologies to make citizens safer

Public safety technology has come a long way in recent years and SunGard Public Sector helps police departments make the most of it. For example, read how a Texas town reduced summer burglaries 59% in just four years.

New in the Apps Gallery


Residents of King Township in Ontario, Canada can use this app developed by Council Associate Partner Imex Systems to conveniently access information on waste and recycling, local news and events and more. They can also use it to submit service requests, for instance to fix a pothole or broken streetlight.

SCC Partner Spotlight

Headquartered in Doha, Ooredoo is Qatar's leading communications company and is dedicated to supporting Qatar National Vision 2030 in making Qatar one of the best connected countries in the world.

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Upcoming Council Events

Dec. 8-10: Smart Cities Now Forum

Smart solutions that make cities more livable, workable and sustainable will be highlighted at this invitation-only gathering for SCC partners, advisors and invited guests. It will be held in San Diego at the worldwide headquarters of Council Lead Partner Qualcomm.