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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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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 site and explore water solutions for cities.

Employing integrated operations for water resources management

Employing integrated operations for water resources management

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In Miami-Dade County, water conservation and intelligent sensors save $1 million

Water Cost Index

The Water Cost Index uses advanced analytics to help answer the global question “How much does water cost?"



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 site and explore transportation solutions for cities.

IBM Transportation Management Center (PDF, 905KB)

IBM Transportation Management Center addresses growing network demands with cutting-edge ITS technology

Building a smarter transportation management system

Building a smarter transportation management system

Social media

Social media is the new public forum, creating an opportunity for a new level of responsiveness from city leaders.



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 site and explore energy solutions for cities.

Flexible, efficient (Youtube, 00:02:31)

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

Denmark (Youtube, 00:03:26)

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

Knowledge is power

Knowledge is power
Driving smarter energy usage through consumer education