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La industria Cloud se prepara para la llegada de los drones al sector público

Te guste o no, los drones públicos están a punto de llegar. De hecho, la organización Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), dedicada a asegurar los entornos informáticos en la nube ha comenzado a trabajar con la iniciativa global sin ánimo de lucro, Securing Smart Cities, para establecer las normas que guiarán los futuros aviones no tripulados […]

Secteur public : les drones débarquent, les leaders du cloud se préparent

Que cela vous plaise ou non, les drones s’apprêtent à faire leur entrée dans le secteur public. La « Cloud Security Alliance » (CSA) s’est alliée à une initiative mondiale à but non lucratif, Securing Smart Cities, pour mettre en place les premiers éléments qui permettront le déploiement des drones dans le secteur public. Leur rapport, coécrit […]

Augmentation or automation: How can the defense industry prepare?

We have been on a journey of IT-enabled automation since the middle of the 20th century, when data processing first started to take some of the workload off the human workforce. Later, we realised we could link business applications directly to each other and help pass information more seamlessly from one business unit to the […]

Leveraging the ‘normal’ in smart city communications

A memorable cartoon shows a store with two tables, one labeled “Toys for Normal Children,” the other labeled “Toys for Gifted Children.” The former had no customers; the latter was three deep. Apply that analogy to smart cities. Can you imagine an elected official shopping at the “normal city” table? I would argue that so many […]

Will telehealth be fundamental to smart cities?

Think about how urban transportation strategy would change if citizens could travel by laptop or mobile device to a doctor visit. Research firm Markets and Markets reports that the telehealth market is expected to reach  $9.35 billion by 2021, from $2.78 billion in 2016, growing at a CAGR of 27.5%. This parallels the growth in the population […]

New Mac malware on the loose: What you need to know

In the past week, two relatively crude threats to Mac users have surfaced. The malware targets Apple’s operating system, now called MacOS. The first piece of malware, analyzed by researchers Claudio Guarnieri and Collin Anderson and dubbed MacDownloader, was used as part of an attack that targeted the U.S. defense and aerospace industries. The attackers created a fraudulent […]

Municipal drones are coming — and cloud leaders are getting prepared

Like it or hate it, government drones are coming to your block. The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a leading organization dedicated to ensuring a secure cloud computing environment is working with Securing Smart Cities, a nonprofit global initiative focused on smart city cybersecurity, to set up drone guidelines. Their report, co-authored by the CSA Internet of Things (IoT) […]

What will 2017 bring to smart cities?

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What do the pundits see the future holding for smart cities? Interestingly,  many of the predictions have to do with what smart cities will not do, rather than what they will accomplish. This maps with IDC’s prediction that by “2017, 75% of cities worldwide will fail to take full advantage of smart city data and […]

What to consider when rolling out big public sector programs

On a Friday night late last year, my home state of Massachusetts formally flipped the switch and converted to no-stop electronic tolling on the infamous Mass Pike. Everyone who has experienced no-stop electronic tolling appreciates the time savings it creates — and how it eliminates looking under floor mats for that extra quarter while going 50 mph. I still recall […]

2017: Moving beyond the ‘post-truth’ phenomenon

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The Oxford Dictionary named “Post-Truth” the word of the year for 2016. It was a year when political rhetoric based on emotions rather than facts tapped into the social psyche across much of the Western world, a trend that drove significant decisions that surprised many. Whilst pundits will continue to examine and explain this phenomenon, as will […]