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Data centres 'crucial' to making megacities thrive

Data centres 'crucial' to making megacities thrive

The benefits of smart cities will only be realised when digital infrastructures can cope, says Neil Cresswell, VIRTUS Data Centres. What’s the role of next-generation data centres?

Building the smart cities of the future: Think long-term and local

Building the smart cities of the future: Think long-term and local

By investing in public spaces, we can make smart cities places where residents, workers and tourists want to spend time, says Matt Bird, InLinkUK.

Knowledge is (saving) power: How data can drive climate and health improvements in commercial property

Knowledge is (saving) power: How data can drive climate and health improvements in commercial property

Simon Brammer, Ashden, discusses the need for technological integration to decarbonise our buildings.

The emergence of interoperability standards in IoT

The emergence of interoperability standards in IoT

The need for agreed IoT standards has never been more urgent, says Gavin Summerson, City Standards Lead, Future Cities Catapult.

Telcos and smart cities: Are we talking the same language?

Telcos and smart cities: Are we talking the same language?

Can cities and telecommunications providers be the smart city power couple or will cities prefer to play the field?

Three ways cities can improve their cybersecurity resilience

Three ways cities can improve their cybersecurity resilience

Todd Weller, Bandura Cyber, explores how increasingly connected cities can mitigate growing cyber threats.

A new data economy: Funding city services

A new data economy: Funding city services

Given today’s financial and operational pressures, cities are looking for new ways to drive change and fund local services. Data is a largely untapped resource, says Albert Seubers, Atos.

Smart cities and cybersecurity: Is it wise to get smarter?

Smart cities and cybersecurity: Is it wise to get smarter?

As the popularity and inevitability of smart cities expand, so too does a cybercriminal’s opportunistic attack surface. Keiron Shepherd, F5 Networks, evaluates the risks.

Becoming a truly smart city – is it possible?

Becoming a truly smart city – is it possible?

Anthony Sayers, Internet of Things Evangelist at Software AG, pinpoints the smart city initiatives that most inspire him.

Data-driven insights that keep on giving

Data-driven insights that keep on giving

Austin Ashe, Current by GE, offers a step-by-step approach to help cities become more data-driven.