Smart City

How cities are using technology to improve the lives in their community

From parking lots that tell us how many spots are available in a parking garage to stop light sensors that allow for better flow of traffic, cities all over the world are making use of IoT in order to...
Dear Silicon Valley, I work in the facility management industry and could use your help. We have been debating solutions to the same problem for the last 40 years and no one has solved it. “Why are so many buildings...
Many campuses face problems that have so far been hard to track, address and fix. Some of them, like security of information have only increased over the years with the technology advancements. Some problems are smaller, like finding a...
Smart cities leverage the power of IoT to improve service delivery and optimize city infrastructure. Here, drivers don’t need to search for parking spots – they receive automatic notifications; waste containers ‘tell’ truck drivers when it’s time to collect...
Our Smart Buildings collect enormous amounts of data every day. But how do we turn data into value? A surprisingly related field answered this question years ago. Let me tell you how they did it, and how we can do it too. Over...
It’s no secret that the Earth is running out of fossil fuels, so increasingly more people are hurrying to find alternative sources of energy and ways to produce them. Driving electric vehicles could be one of the solutions to reduce...
A couple months ago, Cox Communications announced a new business line, Cox2M, focused on the Internet of Things and connected asset management. Cox2M is aimed at providing customers with the ability to monitor and track nearly any commercial asset...
The race is on. Who can use Smart Building Data in the smartest ways? We could struggle on our own, but there’s a mentor here to teach us. Let’s not waste any more time. A Bit of Background Over the past few years, owners...
What is a smart city? In a previous article, we described it as a city that uses technology extensively to achieve key outcomes for its various stakeholders, including residents, businesses, municipal organizations and visitors. We also described the Smart...
There isn’t one distinct thing a building can change to become “smart.” Each building and its occupants are unique and require a unique approach. However, many times occupants and owners can feel the difference intuitively when working in a...

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