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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.
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.
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.
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.
The Congressional Smart Cities Caucus provides a place where Members of Congress can convene with stakeholders from all different backgrounds, including but not limited to: industry stakeholders, state and local governments, and local community leaders. Join me exploring ways we can bridge the technological divide between urban and rural American communities by expanding smart infrastructure nationwide.
Here is a list of 'Smart Cities' events that we will be watching, hosting, and/or participating in this February...
RSCI has announced speakers and forum leaders for the Smart Regions Congress event in Washington DC on February 15th. The interdisciplinary group of leaders will explore and discuss the challenges and successes that arise when building smart regions that put people first.
Smart cities and regions use technology as a tool to create better places to live, work, and visit. But efforts towards smart planning and development don't happen on their own, and they cannot take place in silos. Smart solutions require regional collaborations and interoperable solutions that improve people's lives, increase public service delivery, and alleviate strained municipal budgets.
USDA is awarding 72 grants totaling $23.6 million through the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program. This program invests in equipment that uses broadband to help rural communities connect to educational and health care services. These vital services are part of the foundation of a high quality of life and enable communities to overcome the effects of remoteness and low population density by connecting them to the rest of the world through high-speed internet.
Public Safety is an important facet of smart planning. Today, we have the capability to create and adapt technology in a way that can not only provide us with tools for a safer response to emergency situations but also provide us with tools for smarter preparation.
It is exciting to hear Secretary Elaine Chao open the Detroit Auto Show by discussing how America can lead in technology and innovation by safely deploying Connected and Autonomous vehicles...
The Federal Government is beginning the process to develop policies on the evolution of autonomous transportation beyond self-driving cars to autonomous trucks, buses and additional ground-based vehicles.
This month the Venture Smarter community passed the 20,000 users benchmark, and the beta portal captured great insights on the state of smart cities happenings. But more importantly, it's 2018 and we are continuing our mission to democratize smart city planning, providing even small and medium sized communities the tools for smart city success stories that reach beyond big city limits.