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Will telehealth be fundamental to smart cities?


Think about how urban transportation strategy would change if citizens could travel by laptop or mobile device to a doctor visit. Research firm Markets and Markets reports that the telehealth market is expected to reach  $9.35 billion by 2021, from $2.78 billion in 2016, growing at a CAGR of 27.5%. This parallels the growth in the population […]

Municipal drones are coming — and cloud leaders are getting prepared

Drones and Enterprise IT CSC Blogs

Like it or hate it, government drones are coming to your block. The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a leading organization dedicated to ensuring a secure cloud computing environment is working with Securing Smart Cities, a nonprofit global initiative focused on smart city cybersecurity, to set up drone guidelines. Their report, co-authored by the CSA Internet of Things (IoT) […]

What will 2017 bring to smart cities?


What do the pundits see the future holding for smart cities? Interestingly,  many of the predictions have to do with what smart cities will not do, rather than what they will accomplish. This maps with IDC’s prediction that by “2017, 75% of cities worldwide will fail to take full advantage of smart city data and […]

What to consider when rolling out big public sector programs


On a Friday night late last year, my home state of Massachusetts formally flipped the switch and converted to no-stop electronic tolling on the infamous Mass Pike. Everyone who has experienced no-stop electronic tolling appreciates the time savings it creates — and how it eliminates looking under floor mats for that extra quarter while going 50 mph. I still recall […]

Raising your Machine Intelligence Quotient


With the enormous wave of machine intelligence technologies comes yet another hype curve of products that cover virtually every key product segment in the industry. Machine intelligence (MI) is no longer the sibling of artificial intelligence or what was pejoratively referred to as “machine intelligence as a magic box.” When MI is paired with Internet of Things […]

Cómo transforma la tecnología IoT la salud pública


Pocos esperaban que los dispositivos de fitness se convirtieran en una moda y ahora controlar los 10.000 pasos diarios que debemos realizar las personas es un tema de conversación en cualquier cena o cóctel. Incluso, andar por la oficina se está convirtiendo en una extensión del gimnasio y si hace diez años nadie consideraría estos […]

Comment les objets connectés sont en train de révolutionner la santé


Les applications de coaching sportif et autres petits appareils connectés sont tombés dans le domaine du tout-venant. Il est même devenu courant de fanfaronner d’avoir marché ses 10 000 pas journaliers lors d’un dîner ou d’une soirée entre amis. Le simple fait de devoir marcher d’un point à l’autre de l’open-space est devenu une extension […]

Meet the public-sector workplace of the future

remote working public sector CSC Blogs

With ever-increasing cost pressures on the public purse, the need to reduce government spending, as always, remains a priority, and the optimisation of real estate is a key focus area for many departments To gain confidence that office footprint can be better utilised, tomorrow’s public-sector workplace will need to offer both employees and the public […]

Smart cities need smart citizens – and that starts with education

education-smart-cities CSC Blogs

As we start to catch glimpses of the city of tomorrow – one brought to life by the Internet of Things (IoT), mobile applications, ubiquitous connectivity and other digital technologies – it’s becoming clear that the citizens of tomorrow will also need to adapt. Smart cities need smart citizens to thrive – and in a […]

Smart city : Comment faire participer les citoyens à la réduction de la fracture numérique


Ville intelligente (smart city) ou ville traditionnelle, peu importe. Les changements dans les communes ont toujours été conduits par un même acteur : les citoyens. Après tout, en matière de modernisation les élus ne peuvent pas agir seuls dans leur coin. Ils ont besoin d’une communauté citoyenne qui les soutient afin de transformer les projets en […]