4 Rules to Change Government

 I'm at the NASCIO Mid Year Conference and just heard Bryan Sivak, Chief Innovation Officer for the State of Maryland speak.   Part of his job, as his bio explains,  "is to look across the breadth of Maryland bureaucracy to identify...

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Smarter Parking: A Way to Make Cities More Livable

 Gerry Mooney, General Manager of IBM Smarter Cities has an article in the Washington DC, Examiner which talks about how the recent economic downturn has led to situation where many...

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Will Cloud Computing bring back the Celtic Tiger?

  Will the Celtic Tiger rise again? Taking a page out of their recent history when Ireland invested heavily in the nation’s ICT infrastructure the Irish Government is investing $1.2 Million Euros in building a new research program focused on Cloud...

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Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) – An Introduction

For nearly 25 years my career has interwoven work in Transport and Logistics with Information and Communications Technology (ICT).  For 18 of those years I have been closely engaged with the evolving field of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) now...

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Analytics a Tool to Meet Big Data Challenges for Public Safety

  My colleague Mark Cleverley has writing a very good post entitled “ Making Sense of Big Data to Fight Crime ” on the Smarter Planet blog and as the title indicates public safety agencies are facing some very real data  challenges as we move into...

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Smarter tax and revenue management

IBM recently published a point of view on Tax and Revenue Management. As governments confront significant financial challenges, Tax and Revenue organizations in every country and locality around the world need to identify ways to maximize revenues, reduce...

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NATO Network Enabled Capabilties supporting Smart Defence

NATO HQ SACT sponsors an annual conference to bring together NATO nations, industry and other stakeholders in the civilian and military environment for the purpose of discussing and promoting NATO Network Enabled Capabilities.  NNEC is the Alliance's...

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The Security Jam 2012 is over. Stay tuned for the outcomes!

 Today at 5PM CET we completed the Security Jam! After more than 16,700 logins, over 3,850 posts and threads, and 115 countries online, we finished a very good global brainstorm on security issues. Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Admiral Stavridis summed...

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Don’t miss the 2012 Security Jam!

  With less than two day days until the Security Jam , join the thousands of experts and dozens of VIPs who have already registered and are looking forward to discussing their ideas and proposing solutions to pressing global security issues....

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Cloud Offers an Edge for Public Safety

 Law Officer Magazine published an article authored by Mark Cleverley, IBM director of public safety,  that highlights the value of using cloud computing to better manage the massive influx of data and reduce costs. The article dispels a number of...

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