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The insight to identify, transform and progress

Infrastructure services

Infrastructure services make a city "livable." These fundamental services, both necessities and comforts for citizens and businesses, include utilities such as water and energy, as well as transportation and environmental areas.

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Energy and water

The smart grid uses digital sensors, advanced communication networks and sophisticated analytics to help utilities understand demand in near real time, more effectively manage supply and demand, and put greater control of energy usage into the hands of consumers. Visit IBM's Smart Grid (US) site and explore energy solutions for cities (US).

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Flexible, efficient smart grid technology is being developed to create lower-cost, reliable electricity for the future.

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In Denmark, the island of Bornholm held a pilot program that used wind energy to power electric vehicles.

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Knowledge is power
Driving smarter energy usage through consumer education

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Smarter Energy Virtual Briefing Center
Transform your utility network

Smarter water management creates a holistic view of water and wastewater across departments, silos and systems by aggregating, integrating and visualizing key data such as consumption, quality, flow and pressure. Visit the Smarter Water Management (US) site and explore water solutions for cities (US).

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IBM Intelligent Water helps utilities improve service, manage assets, maximise productivity and reduce costs for customers.

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In Phoenix, Arizona, a community with six golf courses conserves water with the help of IBM analytics.

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Smarter water for smarter growth
Generating sustainable growth and development

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Fixing the future
Smarter water management for the world’s most essential resource



Sustainable cities embrace a new objective: optimise operations to minimise environmental impact and improve social outcomes in a manner that also maximises performance. Visit Sustainability on a smarter planet (US) and explore environmental and sustainability solutions for cities (US).

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Recology takes a smarter computing approach to waste collection, using an analytics-based strategy to save landfill space.

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The Syracuse University data center—maybe the world’s greenest—will use 50 percent less energy after working with IBM.

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Driving performance through sustainability
Strategy, synergy and significance

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Sustainability: Strategies and tactics to achieve sustainability goals

Forward Thinker

Dave Bartlett
Vice President, Industry Solutions, IBM SWG Tivoli



Into and around the city, people and goods are always moving. Intelligent transportation systems improve capacity, enhance travel experiences and make moving anything safer, more efficient and more secure. Traffic managers gain citywide visibility to help alleviate congestion and rapidly respond to incidents. Visit the Smarter Transportation (US) site and explore transportation solutions for cities (US).

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In China, the City of Zhenjiang is using an Intelligent Operations Center to monitor and help transform its public transportation system.

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A smarter mobility solution could mean less congested roads, better infrastructures and more pleasant commutes.

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Intelligent Urban Transportation
Predicting, managing and integrating traffic operations in smarter cities

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Smarter Transportation Virtual Briefing Center

Forward Thinker

Dan Collins
Smarter Transportation, Customs, Ports and Border Mgt Solution Sales, East IMT, S&D Public Sector