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GEO Sponsors First Printing of D_City Report

September 15, 2013 - in Projects, Smart Cities

The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) in Geneva – including 90 nations and 67 global science organisations – has sponsored the first print run of the D_City manifesto: the world’s first comprehensive ‘snapshot’ report on GEO’s vision to establish…

Continental and IBM Enter Connected Vehicle Collaboration

September 10, 2013 - in Corporate, Transportation

At the Frankfurt IAA (Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung) International Motor Show, the international automotive supplier Continental and IBM (NYSE:…

NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress Welcomes Inaugural Class

September 4, 2013 - in Corporate, Smart Cities

Mayor Bloomberg was on hand to welcome the inaugural class of graduate students at New York University’s Center for Urban Science & Progress (CUSP).…

Utility Industry Executives Respond to Smart Grid Utility Survey

August 12, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy

As illustrated in a new Zpryme infographic sponsored by eMeter, A Siemens Business, a July 2013 survey of 260 utility industry executives across the Smart Grid industry reveal that 29 percent consider the top power utility business challenge to be addressed…

IBM Drives the Future of Renewable Energy with New Wind and Solar Forecasting System

August 8, 2013 - in Analysis, Energy, Renewables

IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced an advanced power and weather modeling technology that will help utilities in the world increase the reliability of renewable energy resources. The solution combines weather prediction and analytics to accurately forecast the…

Oracle Study Says Utilities Not Yet Seizing Smart Grid Data Potential

July 25, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy

Utilities today accumulate enormous amounts of smart grid data, but still need to turn information into business value. A new Oracle study, "Utilities and Big Data: Accelerating the Drive to Value," the second annual study in the Oracle Utilities Big Data…

Enhancing Natural Resourcefulness in Australia

July 3, 2013 - in Smart Cities

The world's systems and industries are becoming more instrumented, interconnected and intelligent. Every two days, we now generate the equivalent of all the data that existed in the world up to 2003. This is “Big Data” and it makes up a vast new natural…

Atlanta Takes in Data to Improve City Sidewalks

May 31, 2013 - in Sensors, Transportation

Georgia Tech professor Randall Guensler's research team is outfitting wheelchairs with Toshiba tablets. Over the next few months, dozens of professors, students, and volunteers will push the devices across the city's estimated 2,200 miles of sidewalks. Along…

Sensors with Geospatial Data Helps Dublin Improve its Public Bus Transportation Network and Reduce Congestion

May 20, 2013 - in Corporate, Sensors, Transportation

IBM announced it is helping the City of Dublin use Big Data to identify and solve the root causes of traffic congestion in its public transport network throughout the city, which means improved traffic flow and better mobility for commuters. Integrating data…

Cities Find New Ways to Deal with a Torrent of Data

April 28, 2013 - in Analysis, Smart Cities

Many cities around the country find themselves in position where they are accumulating data faster than they know what to do with. One approach is to give them to the public. For example, San Francisco, New York, Philadelphia, Boston and Chicago are or soon…