Let's talk smart cities - Daily Roundup - 5/29

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CONNECTIVITY

Australia dials into IoT amid connectivity challenges

By 2021, analyst firm Telsyte predicts that the Australian home IoT market will reach US$3.5B, a notable leap from US$280M last year. However, this a slower growth rate compared to the rest of the world as Australia is facing scalability challenges with their connectivity infrastructure.

 

SECURITY

IoT-Based Security Threats for Smart Cities

The Internet of Things (IoT) will enable cities to improve their infrastructure while also presenting security and privacy challenges. A Q&A with Carl Piva, VP of strategic programs for TM Forum, reveals how a “cookbook” for smart city planning can address security threats.

 

SUSTAINABILITY

Generation green: smart cities bring new eco-friendly jobs

Smart cities across Europe are pioneering all sorts of cutting-edge technologies to reduce pollution and boost energy efficiency, becoming green role models for others to follow. The eco-friendly push is also stimulating growth and unleashing a new generation of jobs.
 

INDUSTRY NEWS

Hitachi Data Systems targets video visualization in partnership with Geutebruck

Hitachi Data Systems has announced a partnership with German-headquartered video solutions vendor Geutebruck. The partnership will deliver a public safety solution that can apply the benefits of video analysis to retail, airports, as well as the protection of public assets.

 

How Big Data Helps Build Smart Cities

There has been a lot of activity around the concept of Smart City for some time. Cities are being identified as future smart cities. Smart cities can fundamentally change our lives at many levels such as less pollution, garbage, parking problems and more energy savings.