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Cities are buzzing with excitement about what they can accomplish with their smart city projects and the technologies that enable them. But by overlooking or failing to take action on security vulnerabilities, IT professionals warn the benefits from those technologies could be short-lived.
Technology alone doesn’t make a city smart. Cities also need engaged citizens. Learn from three engagement attempts that missed the mark and review the three qualities that will help make your projects a success.
Engaged citizens are at the very heart of what it means to be a smart city. In the first of a three-part series, we take a look at what works for crafting your own strategies to build engagement.
With many cities facing chronically tight budgets and the need to expand services to meet the changing demands of growing populations, switching to digital services can often be the right choice. Our story explains some of the critical elements to consider when moving services online and how to provide maximum benefits for citizens and do it cost-effectively.
What could enterprising people do with building permit data? Nine cities and counties aim to find out. They’re standardizing their data to inspire innovation.
Learn how the public sector is using a wide range of cloud solutions from Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Alphinat, Imex Systems and others to offer innovative services that increase citizen satisfaction -- and lower costs.
How can cities connect residents with economic opportunity? How can they give local businesses a boost? One solution may be as close as the nearest web browser or smartphone. Learn why.
Smart cities want residents to have a library of great applications. Yet no city can afford to hire all the programmers it would take. Increasingly, cities are finding ways to motivate others to build apps for them. New York is using at least two strategies.