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NZ’s ‘smartest street’ underway in Auckland
Spark, with the help of several partners, has installed IoT devices in a 300m stretch of an Auckland street in a major step toward smart city status.
04 Dec 18
Alibaba Cloud signs MoU to promote smart city innovation
‘Smart cities’ is one of the hot buzz phrases of 2018, and Alibaba Cloud is taking measures to ensure it’s at the forefront of the movement.
14 Nov 18
Building cities in the cloud
"With IDC predicting the proliferation of more than 2.5 trillion connectable things worldwide by 2020, there is a huge opportunity for smart cities and businesses to take advantage."
26 Oct 18
Whale Cloud, Alibaba partner with Ghana on smart city initiative
Accra, the capital and largest city of Ghana, is undergoing rapid urbanisation, causing challenges for city administrators.
19 Oct 18
Cybersecurity should be priority in US$8b smart utility spend
Utilities are becoming increasingly connected worldwide, and also becoming increasingly vulnerable - so why are governments letting security slide?
23 Aug 18
Vertiv makes tactical moves to lead AU smart city stampede
Vertiv has announced two new AU partnerships that are centred around a drive to be at the forefront in the surging number of smart city initiatives.
22 Aug 18
APAC smart city spending to exceed $54b – more data centers needed
With our increasing dependence on data, it’s no secret that smart cities are the future and an IDC report reveals APAC is certainly gearing up.
17 Aug 18
IDC forecasts smart city spending will reach $158 billion by 2022
On a geographic basis, the APAC region, including China and Japan, will account for nearly 42% of global spending in 2018.
25 Jul 18
Smart city grant helps local projects get off the ground
The Smart Cities Council will award benefits to communities in Australia and New Zealand looking to accelerate their smart city initiatives.
30 Apr 18
Tech firm Connexin commits £5m for new UK data centre
The facility has been "specifically designed to accelerate Hull in its race to become one of the UK’s top smart cities."
25 Apr 18
Connectivity and the city: Monitoring on the world stage
For just this reason, all eyes (and CCTV cameras) are about to be on the city of the Gold Coast in Queensland for the Commonwealth Games.
03 Apr 18
Asia's tech-enabled real estate needs to smarten up on cyber risk
As Asia Pacific’s smart cities grow increasingly smarter, they are not necessarily growing more secure.
29 Mar 18
Whakatane District Council selects Telensa for smart street lighting project
“This project is a significant step forward in intelligent infrastructure and will deliver a safer, smarter, and more efficient service environment."
28 Mar 18
APAC Smart Cities spending to reach $28.3bil in 2018 - IDC
Key investments for Asia Pacific Smart Cities are in intelligent transportation, data-driven public safety, and resilient energy and infrastructure.
27 Mar 18
Singapore PM highlights need for cybersecurity & smart cities at ASEAN conference
“In this case jointly to be able to work together to interoperate and to share approaches and have compatible ways of doing things."
19 Mar 18
Exclusive Interview: The City of Newcastle on smart city investment
Deputy Lord Mayor of Newcastle Declan Clausen talks about how the city is investing in smart city technology.
06 Mar 18
Western Digital announces new SSDs for edge and mobile computing
The new NVMe SSD firmware and controller architecture is built to maximise the performance and scalability of Western Digital 3D NAND.
27 Feb 18
Expert says smart cities will require significant data centre infrastructure
London was recently named as one of the smart city leaders, but there is still a long way to go as it requires huge amounts of computing power.
21 Feb 18
Smart city technology investment to reach US$80bil this year – IDC
Intelligent traffic and transit and fixed visual surveillance are the two largest use cases in terms of worldwide spending.
21 Feb 18
YOU’RE INVITED: the 2018 Cities 4.0 summit
Learn what it takes to become an innovation leader at Australia's premier smart cities event.
20 Feb 18
Why APAC governments need to be smarter about keeping cities safe
The main barrier to progress appears to be a failure to adopt an integrated approach to safety initiatives.
20 Feb 18
Cohda launches Shanghai office to optimize China’s smart cities
"Cohda’s hardware and software solutions are being used in major field trials and pre-deployment projects across the country."
13 Feb 18
Cisco invests $1 million in Adelaide IoT network
“We believe this technology could have a real impact on drivers, cyclists and pedestrians in Adelaide."
02 Feb 18
The brains behind the smart city: What data centers need to pay attention to this year
According to PwC, APAC's data center market size is worth US$12 billion in 2016 and is expected to grow by 27% per annum (p.a.).
23 Jan 18