NYC's free Wi-Fi network is getting a boost (a reliability boost, that is)

Fri, 2018-04-20 07:32 -- Doug Peeples

When cities provide a popular service, they need to be sure it's dependable, that everything works as it should — or they'll be getting an earful from frustrated citizens. Learn about the smart technologies New York City is using to ensure its network of kiosks offering free public phone calls and Wi-Fi is always on.

Fairfax County draws an innovative future that will deliver for generations to come

Fri, 2018-03-23 09:36 -- Kevin Ebi

Too often, today’s solutions can become tomorrow’s problems. See how Fairfax County, Virginia, a 2018 Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge finalist, plans to use its current success to build an innovative, inclusive future that lifts the next generation.

Training the smart people we need to run smart cities

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

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.

Who'd have thought? 4 ways smart city tech saves citizens time

Fri, 2018-03-16 05:31 -- Doug Peeples

It makes sense: the connected technologies that make it possible for smart cities to better manage traffic flow reduce the amount of time citizens spend in gridlock, saving time and money and reducing the stress of idling in traffic. But there are more ways smart technologies save valuable time.

Trending: the demand for IT professionals continues

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

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.

Bristol takes the lead as the UK's smartest smart city. Here's why...

Fri, 2017-10-27 10:02 -- Doug Peeples

The UK has long been considered a hotbed of smart city innovation and progress, with London at the top of the list. But as of earlier this week, that spotlight is shining on Bristol. Read our story to find out why (and what your city can do to be like Bristol).