Latest Smarter City Stories

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...

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