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Newcastle smart city initiatives win two IDC awards
The City of Newcastle won awards for two of the 14 categories in the IDC Smart City Asia Pacific Awards 2019.
Kiwi Smart City projects win big in IDC Awards
New Zealand initiatives won three categories in the IDC Smart City APAC Awards – Civic Engagement, Education, and Sustainable Infrastructure.
HCG to help transform Hong Kong into a smart city
As the new era of 5G approaches, and as the internet of things reaches mass penetration, HGC says Hong Kong is well on track to becoming a smart city.
How AI is boosting the effort to create smart communities
The real estate industry is accelerating its transformation from building development to community operation.
Smarter cities through cross-border and G2G collaborations
"As countries race ahead in their bid to accelerate smart city development through industrialisation, the environment and ultimately humanity is paying the price for this phenomenon."
Itron and VINCI Energies to build Australia’s largest smart lighting project
“We are excited to work with TCCS and Electrix on this innovative project, which showcases the power of collaboration and creativity."
WiFi to provide infinite opportunities as the lifeblood of modern cities
It's become virtually impossible to imagine our personal working lives without WiFI, but Ruckus says there's still so much more it can do.
NZ’s ‘smartest street’ underway in Auckland
Spark, with the help of several partners, has installed IoT devices in a 300m stretch of an Auckland street in a major step toward smart city status.
Alibaba Cloud signs MoU to promote smart city innovation
‘Smart cities’ is one of the hot buzz phrases of 2018, and Alibaba Cloud is taking measures to ensure it’s at the forefront of the movement.
Building cities in the cloud
"With IDC predicting the proliferation of more than 2.5 trillion connectable things worldwide by 2020, there is a huge opportunity for smart cities and businesses to take advantage."
Whale Cloud, Alibaba partner with Ghana on smart city initiative
Accra, the capital and largest city of Ghana, is undergoing rapid urbanisation, causing challenges for city administrators.
Hitachi Vantara and Arrow address IoT and smart city opportunities
According to Bain & Company, the total IoT opportunity will grow to $520 billion by 2021.
Cybersecurity should be priority in US$8b smart utility spend
Utilities are becoming increasingly connected worldwide, and also becoming increasingly vulnerable - so why are governments letting security slide?
Vertiv makes tactical moves to lead AU smart city stampede
Vertiv has announced two new AU partnerships that are centred around a drive to be at the forefront in the surging number of smart city initiatives.
APAC smart city spending to exceed $54b – more data centers needed
With our increasing dependence on data, it’s no secret that smart cities are the future and an IDC report reveals APAC is certainly gearing up.
IDC forecasts smart city spending will reach $158 billion by 2022
On a geographic basis, the APAC region, including China and Japan, will account for nearly 42% of global spending in 2018.
Smart city grant helps local projects get off the ground
The Smart Cities Council will award benefits to communities in Australia and New Zealand looking to accelerate their smart city initiatives.
Tech firm Connexin commits £5m for new UK data centre
The facility has been "specifically designed to accelerate Hull in its race to become one of the UK’s top smart cities."
Connectivity and the city: Monitoring on the world stage
For just this reason, all eyes (and CCTV cameras) are about to be on the city of the Gold Coast in Queensland for the Commonwealth Games.
Asia's tech-enabled real estate needs to smarten up on cyber risk
As Asia Pacific’s smart cities grow increasingly smarter, they are not necessarily growing more secure.
Whakatane District Council selects Telensa for smart street lighting project
“This project is a significant step forward in intelligent infrastructure and will deliver a safer, smarter, and more efficient service environment."
APAC Smart Cities spending to reach $28.3bil in 2018 - IDC
Key investments for Asia Pacific Smart Cities are in intelligent transportation, data-driven public safety, and resilient energy and infrastructure.
Singapore PM highlights need for cybersecurity & smart cities at ASEAN conference
“In this case jointly to be able to work together to interoperate and to share approaches and have compatible ways of doing things."
Exclusive Interview: The City of Newcastle on smart city investment
Deputy Lord Mayor of Newcastle Declan Clausen talks about how the city is investing in smart city technology.