government

Why UK police consolidated software licenses to fight crime

Crime has always been a moving target, but never more so than in today’s digital world. The internet has opened up new channels for illegal behaviors—virtual back alleys where crime can go undetected. Criminals routinely step between the digital and physical realms, leaving a complex trail of evidence that can be hard to follow. At […]

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Smart Dubai aims to boost happiness with technology

I live and work in Dubai—a cosmopolitan city with a proclivity for superlatives. It boasts the tallest building in the world. It is one of the world’s fastest growing cities, known for its impressive skyline studded with ultramodern architecture and luxury shopping. And it is one of the most popular destinations for global travelers. But […]

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Analytics and AI boost innovation for agriculture

Teaming up to create industry impact How much time, resources and money could farming industries save if they knew when and where the risk of pests was the highest and could take preventative methods before crop damage occurs? This is the kind of industry challenge we’re trying to tackle at the Hartree Centre, through our […]

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Boulder County: A holistic approach to social case management

I like to say that in my role as the Operations Division Director at Boulder County Housing and Human Services, I get to be a nerd who cares. I use my technology background and expertise in an organization that makes a real difference in people’s lives. So, I’m interested in exploring any technology that can […]

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Citizens benefit from intelligent automation and self-service

No one likes to stand in long lines and enter the same information many different times. Unfortunately, that’s what our citizens often face when applying for government health and human services programs. IT systems at many agencies are out of date, typically 20 to 30 years old, and they usually don’t offer citizens the ability […]

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Improving people’s lives through digital transformation

As a member of the German Bundestag, I often speak about how government can improve people’s lives through digital transformation. Unfortunately, talking about the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence in general has a tendency to put people to sleep! Everyone has a computer and a smartphone, what else is there to say? I’ve […]

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Transforming Europe’s largest port into a digital service

The Port of Rotterdam is Europe’s largest seaport. In existence since the 13th Century in a shallow delta at the intersection of Germany, France, the Netherlands and the North Sea, the port has grown to handle more than 461 million tons of cargo annually carried by more than 130,000 vessels. There’s more to the story […]

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IBM Watson Care Manager helps court better serve youth

Note:  This is part one of a two-part series on IBM Watson Care Manager for specialty courts. Our goal at the Juvenile Court of Montgomery County, Ohio, is to keep kids alive until they’re old enough to make decisions on their own. We feel as if almost every child is directly or indirectly at risk […]

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Community voices empower choice in health and social care

The look on Robert’s* face told me he wasn’t impressed. I’d called a public forum for the London Borough of Harrow. I wanted to talk through a brilliant idea. It’s my job to help Borough residents find the social care services and healthcare they need. For residents with the most needs, the search for care […]

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