Busting the 5 biggest myths around the connected car

The connected car market in recent years has shifted into high gear, with the number of connected cars hitting our roadways growing rapidly. Analysts estimate that 94 million connected cars will ship in the year 2021, for a compound annual growth rate of 35 percent from the 21 million connected cars that shipped last year. […]

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Smart city transformation begins with tangible entry points

Often lost amongst the smart cities media hype are clearly defined entry points that local leaders can target when beginning to transform their metropolis into a smart city. Thankfully, Tech Republic recently interviewed several industry experts for their views on how urban leaders can begin the journey toward smart city-dom. One key focus is to […]

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Smart cities need banks’ data muscle more than governments

Though governments are vocal smart city champions, some industry pundits say connected cities need the data power of private sectors like banking to evolve. The future of smart cities was explored in a commentary on Payments Source by Hossein Rahnama, CEO of context-aware computing startup Flybits. As Internet of Things (IoT) technology proliferates throughout global […]

Can IoT-assisted asset tracking save shippers trillions?

Global supply chains are undergoing a massive Internet of Things (IoT) transformation that will generate huge economic value. A new report by Business Insider says that new connected technology will unlock $1.9 trillion, citing estimates by Cisco Systems and logistics giant DHL. Specifically, it is the advent of IoT devices and related asset tracking solutions […]

Hypercat standard becomes Australian IoT cat’s meow

The chaotic Internet of Things (IoT) space just got a bit less fragmented as an Australian consortium chose to back the Hypercat technology standard. The Hypercat Australia group recently launched its efforts as a counterpart to the UK-based alliance pushing the Hypercat standard. This comes against the backdrop of competing standards vying for dominance in […]

Verizon pumps up its smart city muscles with Sensity buy

In a move to boost its smart city presence, Verizon recently bought Sensity Systems, an LED networking startup. Greentech Media said the mobile communications giant recently bought California-based Sensity for an undisclosed sum. Sensity creates LED systems that are integrated with wireless nodes. These nodes have the potential for enabling future Internet of Things (IoT) applications like […]

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Cisco plans layoffs on pivot towards IoT and cloud

Cisco has revealed plans to slash 5,500 jobs in its fourth quarter earnings report, in a move to restructure the company and focus on emerging and growing markets. Internet of Things, data security, data centers, cloud, and collaboration tools will be the focus on the company post-restructure. See Also: China IIoT efforts will dominate global […]

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China IIoT efforts will dominate global market: Economist

China is well positioned to become a global leader in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) market, as industrial use of connected devices eclipses consumer gadgets. A recent article by the Economist magazine extolled the virtues of China that positions it to capture a significant share of the global IIoT marketplace. It says China’s current role […]

Building smart cities starts with smart people

City, enterprise, and startup thought leaders are in the midst of designing the cities of tomorrow, but how do we decide what makes a smart city actually smart? Perhaps the place to start is not with the latest smart tech, but rather the smart people that understand key problems cities are facing and how connected […]

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Cisco incubating IoT Smart City startup in Manchester

Cisco is working on creating a new incubator with smart cities, the Internet of Things, and healthcare as its primary points of focus. This new innovation center, based in Manchester and founded in coordination with the Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP), will be called Mi-IDEA (Manchester Inspired-Innovation Digital Enterprise Alliance). If there were a list of the most […]

Is Jaipur India’s smartest city?

In January this year, India’s central government announced the first list of 20 cities that have been identified for development as smart cities, part of government plans to develop 100 Smart Cities by the end of 2022. The plans came about in part, via the Smart Cities Challenge funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies. The Government of India launched this challenge […]

Nationwide IoT network to link up South Korean smart cities

Smart city ambitions just leveled up thanks to a partnership between South Korean firms Samsung Electronics and SK Telecom that will build a nationwide Internet of Things (IoT) friendly network. As reported by TheVerge.com, the companies announced plans to construct a network across South Korea for connected devices and smart city technology. The coast-to-coast network […]

Is Seoul the world’s smartest city?

In many ways, the city of Seoul is both a blueprint “how-to” guide for smart city development and a petri-dish for technological experiments. Almost every aspect of public life in Seoul is guided by technology, from its integrated public transport system to the government’s emergency warning system. Companies like Microsoft, Cisco and LG are just a […]