30. June 2017 · Comments Off on US mayors mull plan for cities to use only renewable energy · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Mayors meeting in Florida are considering an ambitious commitment to have U.S. city governments run entirely on renewable sources such as wind and solar in two decades. Leaders from more than 250 cities gathered at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Miami Beach are voting Monday on a resolution to reach the 100 percent clean energy goal by 2035.

Source: US mayors mull plan for cities to use only renewable energy | The Seattle Times

09. April 2016 · Comments Off on What the Internet of Things Means for Local Governments · Categories: News · Tags: , ,

Increasingly, computing power is everywhere. The personal computer that once resided on the desktop migrated to the hip pocket and the wrist watch, and now to eyewear and clothing.Welcome the “Internet of Things,” or IoT in tech jargon.We may encounter these tiny technologies first in our homes or at work. But the IoT already has big implications for city leaders and managers charged with building “Smart Cities” and making their governments more responsive.

Source: What the Internet of Things Means for Local Governments | Best Best & Krieger LLP – JDSupra

01. March 2016 · Comments Off on To Predict the Trajectory of the Internet of Things, Look to the Software Industry · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

With over 50 billion connected devices expected by 2020, the Internet of things (IoT) is poised to have a major impact. What’s not clear, however, is how the IoT’s complex ecosystem — a loose network of interacting products and services, pictured below will evolve and proliferate and which companies will emerge as leaders. The red nodes represent platform companies; the gray ones are companies that provide a product or service.

Source: To Predict the Trajectory of the Internet of Things, Look to the Software Industry

02. February 2016 · Comments Off on 64% Look To Internet Of Things To Create Better Customer Experiences · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Businesses expect The Internet of Things will improve customer experiences but that’s far from where their current IoT initiatives are today.And when it comes to how they plan to address IoT needs, most companies are looking to do it with internal resources, although fewer than four in 10 rate their level of preparedness in various phases as excellent or very good, based on a new study.The report regarding the state of Internet of Things initiatives is based on a survey of 200 business leaders conducted by TEKsystems.

Source: 64% Look To Internet Of Things To Create Better Customer Experiences 02/01/2016

01. February 2016 · Comments Off on One in four executives say Internet of Things is already delivering, survey finds · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Most executives have high hopes for the so-called Internet of Things (IoT), which is still relatively new on the scene. Interestingly, close to one in four companies say IoT is already delivering some form of business value. That’s the key takeaway from a survey of 200 IT and business leaders released by TEKsystems, an IT staffing company. The survey finds close to one in four organizations (22%) have reached the stage where IoT initiatives “are having a substantial impact” on their businesses.

Source: One in four executives say Internet of Things is already delivering, survey finds | ZDNet