Instrumentation and control

Smart is the new green (and it's the future of every modern city)

Wed, 2014-03-05 06:00 -- Jesse Berst

Frost & Sullivan, the respected research and consulting firm, believes smart cities will be a $1.5 trillion dollar market as soon as 2020. But it's not just that lots of people will make lots of money and create lots of jobs. They also point out that "smart" is the new "green." Find out why.

Why San Diego wants to be a "system" (and why your city should too)

Wed, 2014-02-26 06:04 -- Jesse Berst

It's a truism that a smart city requires a holistic viewpoint, one that crosses departments and views the city as a whole. But what does that mean in practice? A recent brainstorm with Council Global Lead Partner Microsoft and others provided some answers for San Diego city leaders.

Invensys and smart cities: An industrial-strength enabling platform

Wed, 2014-02-05 06:00 -- Jesse Berst

Look around the world and you'll see numerous examples of Invensys smart cities solutions – from the London Underground, to railways in China, to smart water and wastewater in Carson City, Nevada. In our Q&A with Invensys product strategist Rob McGreevy, he reveals the "secret sauce" that plays a big role in his company's global success. (Hint: It's about local support.)