Forbes: The Chicago Tribune published a great editorial this week about the rise of so-called “smart cities” and the promise and pitfalls of governments assembling ever-more detailed data spanning every moment of their citizens’ lives. The Tribune’s editorial was in reaction to the City of Chicago’s new efforts to blanket the city with sensors and upgrade to a more data-driven...
Most agencies have migrated at least a few applications to
cloud services, but progress has been slow, due primarily to
internal IT complexities, cybersecurity worries and a
reluctance to abandon physical resources. Increasingly,
however, agency leaders find that optimizing data management
provides a critical first...
Explore the use of IoT sensors to monitor vibrations and
better track the safety of bridges and other structures.
Using real-time, cloud-based, advanced analytics and IoT
sensor data, government executives can measure vibrations
that would help federal, state and local organizations more
closely monitor aging...
As federal IT organizations make progress consolidating and
modernizing their IT infrastructures, the impact of legacy
platforms, technologies and traditional data centers still
weighs heavy, along with each agency’s ability to attract
and maintain the skill sets and applications needed to meet
21st century requirements.
As traditional network perimeters surrounding data centers
dissolve, agencies face enormous difficulties fending off
attacks using a patchwork of traditional security tools to
protect classified or personally identifiable information
Time and again, traditional security practices have proven
porous and/or unsustainable. This is why public sector
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