To 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.
The European Parliament Research Service published an in-depth analysis on cloud computing. The European Commission has provided support to research in cloud computing as it considers cloud computing central to the EU’s competitiveness and a key to economic growth and innovation.
The What Works Cities Resource Toolkit includes best practices in designing open data policies and creating robust open data portals, advancing performance management programs by setting stronger targets, utilizing behavioral insights to run randomized control trials and strategically managing city contracts.
The Governance Lab published a set of case studies examining how public institutions are using new data-rich tools—that the Lab calls technologies of expertise—to match the supply of citizen and civil servant talent to the demand for it in government to solve problems.
The Journal of Smart Cities published the special issue “Smart Cities and Cloud Computing”. Guest editors are: Christina Kakderi, Nicos Komninos, and P. Tsarchopoulos, researchers at URENIO Research. The Special Issue “Smart Cities and Cloud Computing” of the Journal of Smart Cities focuses on smart city solutions that are deployed over various types of cloud environment and discuss challenges and solutions related to the use of cloud computing, and mainly the migration of smart city services to the Cloud.
Community PlanIt game was designed to improve participation and engagement of citizens in civic life. Each game includes a number of missions, each one of them referring to a specific challenge faced by the local community. Players are asked to complete the missions by proposing new ways of dealing with a wide range of activities. At the same time, co-operation with other players is encouraged.
The report “The City as Platform: How Digital Networks Are Changing Urban Life and Governance”, published by the Aspen Institute considers the impact of networks and networking on cities from technological, economic, social, cultural and policy viewpoints. The report is a result of Institute’s 2015 Roundtable on Information Technology.