URENIO Watch: Intelligent cities – smart cities – innovation ecosystems

Platforms, Apps, Solutions

City in the Cloud

In partnership with Microsoft Cloud, Atlantic Re:think explored how cloud technology is transforming cities around the world. From public works to transportation authorities, city agencies are turning to cloud-based data gathering and analytics, mobile apps, remote-access programs, and more to facilitate better outcomes in all aspects of city living. Continue reading…

e-Book: How to Talk to Civic Hackers

The book, written by Mark Headd, one of the first municipal Chief Data Officers in the United States, is meant for public servants and people working inside government who want to connect with innovators and technologists outside of the bureaucracy. It highlights strategies they can use to collaborate with people doing interesting and valuable work that can benefit or support the mission of government. Continue reading…

Applications based on EU Open Data

Inside the European Union Open Data Portal, there is a section where users can find examples of applications developed by the European institutions, agencies and other bodies as well as third parties. Continue reading…

Design in the public sector: An interactive map by Nesta

A growing number of governments and public sector organisations have been turning to design as a new approach to help them solve complex challenges and improve the way they work. Through the creation of an interactive map, Nesta and Paris-based lab La 27e Région provide a snapshot of the sector and demonstrates the wide mix of players involved.

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Top 100 Government Technology Companies for 2017

Government Technology magazine released its second annual GovTech 100, a listing of the leading 100 companies focused on government as a customer, having developed an innovative or disruptive offering to improve or transform government, or having created new models for delivering services. Continue reading…

Cisco Smart+Connected Digital Platform

Cisco’s Smart+Connected Digital Platform is a unifying, cloud-based set of tools that, together, creates a centralized layer for addressing the infrastructural need to connect cameras, water meters, traffic meters, and so on in a reliable, secure, robust and seamless manner. Continue reading…

Report: Making a Success of Digital Government

making_a_success_od_dig_govThis report published by the Institute for Government, UK, says that after five years of getting more services online, UK government is hitting a wall. But despite some public services still running on last century’s computers, the real barrier to progress is not technology but the lack of political drive from the top. Continue reading…

Smart city applications are best managed in the cloud

Cloud-article-Philips-LightingMachina Research has published a new study recommending that future smart city services should be managed in the cloud. Commissioned by Philips Lighting, the whitepaper, titled “Future-proofing IT for Smart City services”, highlights how hybrid cloud offers the most cost-effective infrastructure and the importance of future-proofing the IT used to implement Smart City services. Continue reading…

City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge 2016

ha_ed_city-on-a-cloudThrough the City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge, Amazon recognizes local and regional governments as hubs of innovation in three categories: Best Practices, Partners in Innovation, and Dream Big. The winners will receive Amazon Web Services (AWS) promotional credits to start or continue their projects. Continue reading…

Gartner’s 10 Strategic Technologies For Government, 2016

Smart machines conceptTo enable government transformation initiatives, Gartner has identified the top 10 strategic technologies in 2016 and provides recommendations to CIOs and IT leaders regarding adoption and benefits. Continue reading…