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New report: How IoT can transform New Zealand's cities into safer, more liveable cities


As more and more businesses, industries and cities realise the value and potential for IoT, uses for connected technologies continue to proliferate. A new report from a New Zealand tech alliance outlines several examples of how IoT can help the country's cities become safer and more desirable.

What's a Ten Gigabit City, you ask? It's a head start to the future, says Adelaide


The city of Adelaide has very high hopes for its gigabit city network. Not only do city officials anticipate the city will operate faster and with more agility as it provides enhanced products and services — they expect businesses new and old will benefit greatly as well.

Is your data valuable? Sure (if you've got the analytics to turn it into gold)


Leaders in Australia's property sector know big data is important to their industry. But they will need to change their thinking by fully incorporating analytics into their planning and operations if they expect to wring the most value out of that data.

Battling diabetes: Tech giants, inventors, mayors and service clubs are on the front lines


As the world’s diabetes epidemic worsens, IBM, Qualcomm and Microsoft technologies have joined the battle. Columbus, Georgia’s mayor has signed on. So have 47,000 Lions Clubs. And then there's Dana Lewis; don't miss what she's doing to help diabetes sufferers like herself.

Rubbish begone: One Australian city's innovative approach to taking out the trash


While sensor-equipped collection bins help cities manage trash collection more efficiently and cost-effectively, one of the features of an ambitious central business district upgrade in Maroochydore eliminates the need to roll trucks to collect it. Read on to learn more.

Why New Zealand's government is investing in discarded tyres (Hint: it's about sustainability)


About five million used tyres are tossed into New Zealand tyre dumps every year, creating a variety of problems for the cities where they're located. How to solve the problem? The New Zealand Government is providing funding and research to turn those discarded tyres into concrete and building materials.