Data management

Training the smart people we need to run smart cities

Fri, 2018-03-23 09:20 -- Doug Peeples
03/22/2018

The technologies that make smart cities work require highly-trained people who know how to use and manage them. And finding that kind of talent can be difficult. It's a competitive market and schools often can’t provide the necessary training on their own. Fortunately, technology companies are stepping up to fill the gap.

Trending: the demand for IT professionals continues

Thu, 2017-12-28 11:06 -- Doug Peeples
12/27/2017

A new report says companies in many cities expect to add IT professionals to their staffs in the first half of 2018, as they have been this year. Cities looking for talent to help them with their smart city initiatives should be aware that competition for those skilled professionals is expected to remain strong.

3 ways Turkey is transforming its cities

Thu, 2017-12-07 19:00 -- SCC Europe Staff
12/06/2017

A series of smart projects is slowly seeping its way across Turkey’s cities with one goal in mind: transforming the country into a digital hub. Part of Turkey’s 2023 Goals, these smart city concepts are stemming from years of investments in smart technology, which will save the country billions of euros annually, as well as provide the infrastructure necessary to fuel these future-focused technologies.

How connected lighting can make the built environment more efficient – and livable

Fri, 2017-12-01 06:50 -- SCC Partner
11/30/2017

Just as connected cities enable greater operating efficiencies and support a more convenient and livable urban environment, there are apps capable of achieving the same for buildings. Read on to find out how connected lighting can improve the way we live and work in the built environment.

Are citizen-led projects the way forward for smart cities?

Wed, 2017-11-08 19:35 -- SCC Europe Staff
11/07/2017

Involving citizens in public data collection and decision-making processes is helping cities across Europe narrow in on the projects and areas that really need shaping. Cities like Oradea in Romania have connected its public institutions to a single platform, making everything from tax paying to medical appointments easily accessible for citizens. Citizen science and sensors in Amsterdam, meanwhile, have helped monitor the city’s air quality.

Oradea's plan to become Romania's first smart city

Fri, 2017-09-29 17:00 -- SCC Europe Staff
09/29/2017

What does it take for a city to make the switch and become “smarter”? This is the question Oradea in northwest Romania is looking to answer with its plan to become the first Romanian smart city. With the Oradea Smart City strategy, the city is drafting a long-term plan based on a series of ICT-based solutions aimed to be put in place by 2025. Not only will these solutions help Oradea earn the title of Romania’s first smart city, it’ll also solve a number of public issues it currently faces.

Tech European cities defeating Silicon Valley

Fri, 2017-09-29 17:00 -- SCC Europe Staff
09/29/2017

In a former railway yard in southeast Paris, a €200 million project is underway to create a global hub for Internet development that will be the largest start-up incubator in the world. Dubbed Halle Freyssinet (or Station F), this is just one project that will make Paris a global player in terms of Internet technology, as well as create up to 4,000 jobs and attract 1,000 French and foreign tech entrepreneurs.

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