Overall, governments have been slow to migrate to the cloud. But buoyed by the success of Miami and others, that may change soon. And with a new express lane to the cloud, it may be time for your city to hop on board.
Singapore’s first 50 years were marked by tremendous success in shipping, oil refining, electronics and banking. But those industries are already showing their age, which, in turn, is causing Singapore to show its age. So the city state is digitally cloning itself to drive 50 more years of growth and perhaps help shape smart cities worldwide.
Sponsored by Itron and hosted by the City of Charlotte and Envision Charlotte, the quarterly Smart Cities Council forum will take place on March 23-24 at the UNC Charlotte Center City campus in Uptown Charlotte.
Leaders from top cities across the United States are evaluating the Smart Cities Council Readiness Guide beta version. The Readiness Guide is a how-to manual for building tomorrow’s cities today by enabling cities to self-assess their readiness to innovate.
The Windy City recently trotted out a digital roadmap that, while better than nothing, seems long on noble aspirations but short on guidance and economic incentives. See if you agree -- what a better approach looks like.
The smart cities market took a major step towards mainstream status with an announcement this morning from Microsoft. The company is launching a global initiative labeled "CityNext." Find out what the tech giant has to offer cities like yours.
Smart city thought leader Gordon Feller proposes three steps cities can take to better harness the power of the cloud. What's interesting is that it's not all about technology. Find out why the hardest parts are about people, process and policy issues.