It is gratifying to know that this year’s policy address actively fosters innovation and technology development with specific and practical proposals, ranging from nurturing startups to attracting talent, opening government data, increasing public and private sector research resources, and revising outdated regulations. According to an estimate by International Data Corporation,...
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has embarked on a collaboration with Cisco to explore the digital future of the town. The council’s digital strategy seeks to create opportunities for energy saving, carbon reduction, innovation and sustainable growth as it aspires to provide smart, connected experiences for those living in, working and visiting...
Applied Information’s TravelSafely smartphone app has won the Social Impact Award from Mobile Breakthrough, an independent organisation that recognises the top companies, technologies and products in the global wireless and mobile market today. The concept behind the TravelSafely app is to create a community of drivers, cyclists and pedestrians united...
As long as developers work in tandem with one another, the security problems presented by the development of IoT within smart cities won’t be insurmountable. Smart cities, which were once confined to the realms of science fiction books, are rapidly becoming a reality all around the globe. Unfortunately, like all...
A Singaporean pilot project that has equipped public trash bins with Wi-Fi APs is so popular that its leaders are now looking for ways to provide more bandwidth to accommodate a surge in users. The project is using the power generated from solar-powered trash compactors, addeding Wi-Fi APs for public Internet...
San Francisco, California, October 09, 2017: The proliferation of smart consumer devices, coupled with the continued development of internet-of-things IoT infrastructure, is a prominent trend driving the evolution of the IoT cloud platform market. The marked advantage resulting from a robust adoption of cloud platforms in terms of power and performance...
Powerful trends are pushing the global community to develop more smart cities, as the world population increases and more people move to urban environments. By 2050, there will be approximately 2.5 billion new urban residents. "Every month our urban population grows by about 5 million between births and migration. So...
Huawei’s Innovation event on day one of GITEX Technology Week drew in technology leaders from across the region to highlight the increasing need for enterprises in the Middle East to digitally transform. Edward Zhou, Huawei’s vice president of Global Public Affairs opened the proceedings. “The theme for this year is...
By the end of last week, ride-hailing app Uber was still set to lose its licence to operate in London. Despite two rounds of talks between Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi and Transport for London (TfL) commissioner Mike Brown, it looks like Uber will be barred from the capital...
City networks are now expanding both in scale and complexity as they support rapidly growing populations that are living increasingly connected lives. Every week globally a million more people move to a city. Similarly mind-boggling is the United Nations estimate that by 2050 about two-thirds of the world’s projected 9.7...