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...
Just two years ago, the Federal government caught the
attention of the government IT provider and user communities
with a “Cloud First” mandate. If the response to this
Federal initiative has been variable, it’s been only by
degree, because there is clearly a strong...
Delivering services that support quality of life is the
central task of local and regional governments entities,
with a traditional focus on providing public safety,
education, and social services such as healthcare. As
citizens become increasingly aware of the capabilities of
modern IT networks, they...
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...
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