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Smart Cities Are Coming

A recent press release states, “Transforming our cities into the Smart Cities of the future will encompass incorporating technologies and key digital developments all linked by machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions and real-time data analytics which sit under the umbrella term of the Internet of Things. Smart cities however must be underpinned by the appropriate ICT infrastructure…

Using Data to Create More Sustainable Communities

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by Angela Guess Daniel Castro of Smart Data Collective reports, “While the potential economic benefits of data are increasingly understood, there are many potential societal benefits from data that have received less attention. One important opportunity is to use data to build more sustainable communities, i.e. communities that use data to minimize their environmental impact. Sustainability is the…

RDF is Critical to a Successful Internet of Things

Do you still remember a time when a utility company worker came to your house to check your electric meter? For many of us already, this is in the past. Smart meters send information directly to the utility company and as a result, it knows our up-to-the-minute power usage patterns. And, while we don’t yet…

Making Cities and Services Smarter with Big Data

Holiday Inn Express Siam from Baiyoke Sky Hotel, Bangkok

by Angela Guess Charles Jennings of Public CEO recently wrote, “Imagine: you’re a loyal public servant working for a large city. You understand the critical role cities play in 21st Century societies. You take your job seriously and want to make smart, informed decisions. But you’re very busy, and keeping up with the dizzying array of…

Seoul: The Future of Smart Cities

Seoul City Core from N-Seoul Tower

by Angela Guess Tim Smedley of The Guardian reports, “If you want to know what’s happening with smart cities, then look no further than Seoul. The capital of one of the world’s most technologically advanced nations was an early investor in smart technology. At last week’s Smart City World Expo in Barcelona, Jong-Sung Hwang, former CIO of the Seoul…

Big Data Takes Out the Trash

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by Angela Guess Theo Priestley of Wired recently wrote, “In 2012, the Senseable City Lab, part of MIT, conducted an experiment called Trash Track to see just what happens when someone takes out the trash. By attaching transmitters to over 3,000 pieces of rubbish they were able to track where that item went, whether they went to…

How Big Data Will Affect Your Life

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by Angela Guess Eric Larson of Mashable recently wrote, “It’s huge. It’s number-heavy. And many say it has the potential to drastically change the way our business, government, academia and healthcare fields operate. But what does ‘big data’ really mean? It’s a swanky term for a not-so-sexy concept: the idea that mass amounts of information can be…