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Any time you connect devices to a network, there are privacy concerns. And that becomes ten-fold with smart cities. Critical infrastructure combined with emerging technologies, like virtualization and sensor networks, improve services and help municipalities run more efficiently for their citizens. This might include systems to manage and improve the... Read More
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For two weeks, Greta Thunberg, a 15-year-old Swedish student, sat outside parliament in central Stockholm to fight climate change. “I painted the sign on a piece of wood and, for the flyers, wrote down some facts I thought everyone should know. And then I took my bike to the parliament... Read More
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By 2050, 66 percent of the world population will live in cities. These cities must be managed in a way that helps them drive competitiveness, sustainability, and livability.   All over the world cities are embracing IoT technologies to enable them to become more intelligent. Here are a few examples:... Read More
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It is estimated that over 6 billion people will live in cities by 2046, with the vast majority of this urban growth in emerging economies. The steady rise in the world’s urban population has swelled from 746 million in 1950 to an astounding 4 billion today. Forecasts indicate that the demand... Read More
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This article is the second part in a series on smart cities. See more from Christine Wong. Smart cities are already spawning success stories. They’re using sensors, analytics, apps and mobile devices to gain deeper insights about local citizens and their environment. The end goal? Offer residents better information and... Read More
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This article is the first part in a series on smart cities. See more from Christine Wong. Smart cities are coming under siege. In Songdo, South Korea, clusters of concrete high-rises sit empty, waiting for an influx of foreign workers that hasn’t materialized. The $40 billion smart city, which was... Read More
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This article is part of our series, “Four keys to developing a winning IoT service.” For more from this series, visit William Dupley. In the first article of this series, I discussed the first step in developing an effective IoT service. The second key to a successful IoT implementation is... Read More

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