Is your city doing enough to protect against cyberattacks? (Survey says probably not)

Thu, 2016-11-03 15:49 -- Doug Peeples

Cities are buzzing with excitement about what they can accomplish with their smart city projects and the technologies that enable them. But by overlooking or failing to take action on security vulnerabilities, IT professionals warn the benefits from those technologies could be short-lived.

How Maharashtra plans to become India's first digitally connected state

Thu, 2016-10-13 13:54 -- Doug Peeples

India's state of Maharashtra has taken the country's digital and manufacturing initiatives to heart in a big way. And to help the realize its ambitious vision, Cisco will deliver a new manufacturing hub, a smart city, education and training programs and more.

How do you build a solid communications network (and build value on top of it)?

Wed, 2016-09-28 17:00 -- Doug Peeples

A city can’t be smart without a resilient, strong communications network to tie it together. But how does a city go about deciding the right path to success? Read the story to get advice on the topic from some of the experts speaking at Smart Cities Week.

Need to keep your smart city project costs down? Consider doing two at a time

Tue, 2016-09-20 14:41 -- Doug Peeples

It seems like there's never enough money for everything city leaders would like to do to improve or add needed services. But by choosing the right upgrade projects, you might be able to save serious money by deploying two at the same time. That's what Enel is doing. Read the story to find out how.

How Huawei will bring smart city solutions to Dubai South

Thu, 2016-07-14 11:45 -- Doug Peeples

Council Associate Partner Huawei will provide a variety of enhancements and solutions to bring a Dubai South business park into the smart city era. The company will provide its ICT expertise and technology to help Dubai achieve its ambitions to become one of the world's smartest cities.

Partner Spotlight: News for Schneider Electric, Enevo, Oracle, Saudi Telecom and more

Tue, 2016-07-12 10:30 -- SCC Staff

A U.S. military microgrid project for Black & Veatch and Schneider Electric... Enevo's sustainability award... Oracle enhances its SPARC cloud platform... Enel starts on largest Latin American solar plant... Saudi Telecom's role in country's digital transformation. Follow the link to learn more.

Is your city's 911 system as good as it could be?

Wed, 2016-06-01 06:00 -- Doug Peeples

We take 911 emergency service reliability for granted. But there have been many instances when calls weren't answered or a caller's location couldn't be found, with sometimes dire consequences. Read the story to learn why one local government is working on a next generation 911 system with Council Associate Partner Black & Veatch. Then ask yourself if your city's system is as good as it could be.