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A Smarter More Innovative Government for the American People

July 8, 2013 - in Projects

One of the President’s first priorities after taking office in 2009 was to bring a government built for the 20th century into the 21st century. Over the last four years, we’ve made great progress to advance this goal, thanks in large part to the integration…

Building a Smarter Honolulu with Transparency and Citizen Involvement

June 28, 2013 - in Corporate, Smart Cities

A city that evokes the image of a high-rise skyline in the middle of paradise, Honolulu, Hawaii has recently been undergoing a technological transformation.…

Socrata Announces Further Funding to Fuel Data-Driven Government

June 26, 2013 - in Corporate

Socrata, the cloud software company that’s leading the shift to the data-driven government, today announced that it has closed an $18 million Series…

With Effective Roadmaps and Political Will, Governments Can Create Healthier, Livable Cities

December 18, 2012 - in Smart Cities

By harnessing an innovative mix of tools and approaches, governments can strengthen the economies of urban areas and improve their overall livability, according to research presented in the Worldwatch Institute's State of the World 2012: Moving Toward Sustainable…

GIS Technology is Information Game Changer for Arkansas Municipality

December 4, 2012 - in Smart Cities

Geographic information systems (GIS) technology provides municipal governments with exceptional quantitative and qualitative benefits. In fact, the technology can be the basis for revolutionizing how government processes work through its ability for accessing…

Transforming Government through Location Intelligence

November 2, 2012 - in Smart Cities

The increasing wealth of data provided daily by smartphones, physical sensors and the Internet — the “digital exhaust” created as a byproduct of millions of our daily lives— has given rise to new models and opportunities for government to better understand…

Harvard’s Bright Ideas in Government Awards Are Heavy on Mapping

October 2, 2012 - in Projects

The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University recognized 111 innovative government initiatives as Bright Ideas. This year’s cohort hails from all levels of government—including…

Harvard's Bright Ideas in Government Awards Are Heavy on Mapping

October 2, 2012 - in Projects

The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University recognized 111 innovative government initiatives as Bright Ideas. This year’s cohort hails from all levels of government—including…

IT Suppliers Losing Race to Build Smart Cities

May 31, 2012 - in Smart Cities

IT suppliers risk falling behind in the $35bn IT market for high-tech smart cities, as developers, banks and construction firms muscle in on the sector. IT suppliers aim to draw on IT trends, including cloud computing, the internet of things and consumerisation,…

SAP’s ‘Urban Matters’ Initiative Aimed at Smarter Cities

May 30, 2012 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Smart Cities

The recently launched the SAP Urban Matters program is an initiative with the goal of helping cities and urban settlements improve the lives of people and deliver better, more effective government. The initiative focuses on helping customers and partners address…