Posts tagged digital transition
Where Physical and Digital Meet: Smart City Works Infrastructure Week

The road to rebuilding America’s Infrastructure is long and winding, and despite promises from the current President, the US Congress and Senate, the World Economic Forum ranks the United States 10th internationally in terms of quality of overall infrastructure.

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Connecting Rural America Microsoft Pushes to End Broadband Gap in Rural Areas

OMAHA (DTN) -- Tech giant Microsoft is working to eliminate the broadband gap in rural areas, but the company needs rural residents' help to accomplish that goal, a company executive said on Wednesday. Speaking at the Nebraska Rural Futures Institute on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus, Shelley McKinley, Microsoft general manager of technology and corporate responsibility, said high-speed internet in rural areas is now a necessity of life, and the push to expand access is similar to providing electricity to rural areas in the 20th century.

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St. Louis to launch microtransit pilot this week

St. Louis is the latest city to experiment with the microtransit trend, which has been getting a lot of attention in recent months. A number of cities in California — including Sacramento and Los Angeles — have been early adopters of microtransit pilot programs.

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Smart Money: Developing New Funding Mechanisms for Smart Initiatives

The business community’s interest in helping smart cities is not surprising. According to a 2016 research study, “Smart Cities: A Global Strategic Business Report,” by Global Industry Analysts, “The global market for smart cities is projected to reach $1.2 trillion by 2020, driven by the growing world population, unscrupulous exploitation of natural resources, and the ensuing search for sustainable ways to accommodate the 7-plus billion people on the planet.”

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IOT: Jacobs Builds Predictive Partnership With Atos, Receives Industry Awards » Dallas Innovates

Jacobs Engineering Group, a Dallas-based global provider of technical, professional, and scientific services, has announced a partnership with international digital transformation company Atos.  The deal will bring data capture and analysis through predictive, condition-based maintenance and field services optimization solutions to industries including water, energy, transport, aviation, nuclear, and the built environment.

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America's Digital Infrastructure Is Crumbling, Too

But in the 21st century, infrastructure is more than concrete and metal. Equally important is the digital infrastructure that underlies America’s economy and governments. In an era when goods, services and ideas are increasingly transported via the internet, the strands of fiber, routers, servers and seemingly endless lines of code that compose our digital highways and hubs are quickly becoming the backbone of U.S. infrastructure -- and it too is crumbling.

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3 ways local governments can make their state or city more startup-friendly in 2018 | VentureBeat

Contrary to popular belief, government bureaucrats aren’t trying to thwart entrepreneurs at every turn. The state and local government officials I meet with in my role as a vice president for an economic development organization in St. Charles, Missouri, increasingly see startups as important to the future of their economy. They understand that encouraging entrepreneurship is key to maintaining a strong employer base.

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Orlando tests user-friendly government website - Orlando Sentinel

Orlando is testing a new city website, with the aim of saving residents trips to City Hall.  Officials say it will offer a one-stop-shop for dozens of city services, where residents can report potholes, apply for building permits or contest a parking ticket from the comfort of their home — on a computer or a smartphone.

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Funding, fiber, cyber: A recipe for smarter cities -- GCN

For cities across the country to embrace smart technology, the federal government will have to help make that happen, according to experts on a Digitizing Infrastructure panel hosted by The Hill.

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NYCx effort will be New York’s next pipeline for smart city innovation

Mayor Bill de Blasio has pulled back the curtain on NYCx, a civic tech initiative that will test smart city solutions through startup collaboration.

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NACTO Releases the Blueprint for Autonomous Urbanism

The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) today announced the release of the Blueprint for Autonomous Urbanism, a first-of-its-kind street design vision to help cities worldwide prepare for the age of autonomous vehicles.

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Cisco Kicks-off First State Digital Acceleration (SDA) Program in Michigan

Cisco announces that Michigan will be the first state to join the State Digital Acceleration (SDA) program, a 3-year targeted collaboration program to advance the state’s digital agenda.

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