Smart Cities Viewpoints

Insights on emerging technologies, practices, and processes for enhancing operational excellence.

Oct
11
2019
Larry O'Brien — Industry Trends

ARC & Cimcon Webcast: Securing Smart Cities

Please join us next Tuesday for a webcast with Cimcon Lighting.  Some of the things we will discuss include the future of cyber threats to smart cities, things end-users and owner/operators can do to establish a good cybersecurity plan, and driving cybersecurity into supplier selection.  The market for smart city systems and products is quite large, but not many end-users have considered the role that cybersecurity plays in running a safe city.
Oct
10
2019
Larry O'Brien — Technology Trends

Ransomware - Smart Cities at Risk

The growing number of ransomware attacks on state and local government means cybersecurity is a crucial consideration for Smart Cities today. Additionally, the millions of connected IoT devices in Smart Cities could potentially leave a city vulnerable to hackers. What can cities do to protect themselves?
Sep
24
2019
Jim Frazer — Technology Trends

Building Your Smart City – The Five Human Factors

This series of posts attempts to assist stakeholder communities at all levels to prioritize and explore the multitude of needs and issues that are at the forefront of Smart City conceptualization.  Cities are built for people, and human factors must be considered in the smart city project planning process.
Sep
20
2019
Larry O'Brien — Technology Trends

Project Haystack Turns Data into Useful Information for Smart Cities

The consolidation of data into a common environment or context is necessary if you want to turn that data into useful information that can allow you to make informed decisions about how to run your cities, communities, buildings, and more.  This is where Project Haystack comes in, which is an open industry initiative that is focused on providing a common metadata methodology for building automation, smart city, and other applications.  
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