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2012-03-07 11:52:00

NAIROBI, Kenya, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the launch of a report entitled "A Vision of a Smarter City: How Nairobi Can Lead the Way into a Prosperous and Sustainable Future that highlights transportation, energy and public safety as three critical areas to address in line with the growth of Nairobi's more economically empowered and mobile younger generation. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120307/NY66213 ) (Logo:...

2011-08-09 07:22:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To better understand the dynamic behavior of cities, the City of Portland and IBM (NYSE: IBM) have collaborated to develop an interactive model of the relationships that exist among the city's core systems, including the economy, housing, education, public safety, transportation, healthcare/wellness, government services and utilities. The resulting computer simulation allowed Portland's leaders to see how city systems work together, and in turn...

2009-09-24 20:30:00

ARMONK, N.Y., Sept 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today at a press conference in Dongying, China, the local government announced a strategic initiative with IBM (NYSE: IBM) to use cloud computing to jumpstart new economic development in the region. Traditionally known for manufacturing and oil cultivation, Dongying will use IBM cloud technology to build a common platform to promote e-government, and support the city's transition from an industrial to services-based economy. (Logo:...

2009-06-24 08:00:00

Companies collecting data infrequently, not engaging customers and suppliers BERLIN, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At the SmarterCities forum today in Berlin, IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced that it is offering a new Smarter City Assessment Tool to help cities better understand and meet the new demands of an increasingly urbanized world. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/ibm/38726/ (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090624/NY37338 ) (Logo:...

2009-04-22 11:15:00

REGGIO EMILIA, Italy, April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The city of Reggio Emilia has entered into a strategic initiative with IBM (NYSE: IBM) with the aim of creating a Smart City. Reggio Emilia is the second Italian city to create an Innovation Board with IBM to identify and design a new model for a sustainable city through a range of digital solutions, and one of six in the country to agree on a common protocol on IT innovation. Earlier this month, IBM and the city of Parma announced a...