Public Sector

News, trends and technology insights for the public sector

Renovating an airport? 5 reasons you’ll need a technology plan

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Experts predict air travel will grow steadily over the next two decades. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reports that the number of passengers boarding planes is expected to increase from 880.5 million in 2018 to 1.3 billion by 2039. Airports are responding with massive construction programs and new processing technologies to help them handle more […]

How electric trains will transform the rail industry

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Rail carriers are finding that the combination of electric trains coupled with computer-based transportation management systems can help them run more trains, handle increased ridership and reduce their annual power bill – sometimes to the tune of 6 percent annually. According to Patrick Mazza, coauthor of the book Solutionary Rail (2016), electricity serves nearly 25 […]

How trains are going digital

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Rail systems are finally making the digital transformation everybody’s been talking about for several years. In the United Kingdom, for example, the Thameslink now runs 24 trains an hour – an increase of 50 percent in its capacity compared to years past. Making this possible took a lot of work on the back-end. Rail carriers […]

6 ways digital technologies improve the rail passenger experience

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Rail systems have taken a back seat to airlines when it comes to focusing on customers, but that’s changing. In the United Kingdom, for instance, Network Rail has had great success in becoming more responsive to passengers. Its Putting passengers first program decentralized services and functions, creating five regions, each with its own managing director […]

Liberating the seaport from the harbor

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Seaborne trade, one of civilization’s oldest customs, has grown steadily over the last decade as global trade has flourished. The digital transformation of retail and wholesale business has revolutionized international commerce. But behind the point, click and order façade, logistics companies and transportation authorities are scrambling to manage demand for both speed and volume. At […]

The journey to interoperability: A healthcare industry-wide transformation

by Jeff Strand, Business Architect The journey to interoperability between payer and provider systems in healthcare has been bolstered by several key pieces of legislation. These create the conditions to support aspects of healthcare interoperability and, collectively, allow the transition from segregated, monolithic, proprietary solutions toward more accessible, interoperable, modular solutions. HITECH Meaningful Use (July […]

Blockchain : quel impact pour les administrations publiques européennes ?

La blockchain est une technologie pleine de promesses, et annonce une nouvelle ère de transparence et de confiance. Si les entreprises privées ont rapidement pris en marche le train de la blockchain, le secteur public commence tout juste à reconnaître son intérêt pour améliorer les services aux citoyens. Certains gouvernements européens testent déjà la blockchain […]

Ejemplos prácticos de la tecnología blockchain

Blockchain fue creado como un libro maestro de todas las transacciones realizadas con la criptomoneda bitcoin. Pero, esta tecnología tiene una amplia variedad de aplicaciones prácticas en muchos otros escenarios empresariales. Lo más grande de blockchain es que prácticamente cualquier tipo de dato puede formar parte de este sistema de intercambio seguro. Cada registro o […]

The internet will always be there for you. Or not.

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Digital transformation as we know it would be impossible without the internet. This global network of connected computers and devices enables us to access information, resources, and services, to transact business, to communicate and collaborate in real time from anywhere in the world, to entertain and educate ourselves, and more. Without the internet, everyone would […]

Practical business uses for blockchain technology

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Blockchain was created as the public transaction ledger for the bitcoin cryptocurrency, but blockchain technology also has a variety of practical applications in enterprise business process scenarios. The beauty of blockchain is that virtually any type of data can be put into the distributed ledger. Each record or block contains a cryptographic hash of the […]