Smart Cities

Smart City Asia Pacific Awards 2018 Opens Public Voting for the Best Smart City Projects in Asia Pacific

IDC Government Insights Asia Pacific opens public voting in its search for the top smart city initiatives in the region (excluding Japan) for the fourth straight year. Out of over 180 smart city project submissions coming from local governments and

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Managing Cyber Risk will be Key Challenge in the Cities of the Future

Cities in Asia Pacific are getting smarter, but they must be ready for the cyber security risks that accompany the growing adoption of tech-enabled real estate and infrastructure, according to the report ‘Clicks and Mortar: The Growing Influence of Proptech’. Commissioned

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Smart Cities Spending Guide Expects Technologies Enabling Smart Cities Initiatives to Reach $28.3 Billion in 2018

Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) on the technologies that enable Smart Cities initiatives is expected to reach $28.3 billion in 2018, according to the first-ever IDC Worldwide Semiannual Smart Cities Spending Guide. In its inaugural release, IDC provides a comprehensive outlook at the

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Nominations for the 2018 Smart City Asia Pacific Awards

IDC Government Insights announced today that this year’s search for the top smart city initiatives in Asia Pacific is underway. Dubbed as IDC’s Smart City Asia Pacific Awards (SCAPA), which is now on its fourth year, IDC is looking for

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Smart City Survey Results: Governments Need to Be Smarter About Keeping Cities Safe

A recent Safe Cities survey offers a revealing snapshot into the plans and progress of public safety initiatives across Asia Pacific, and why integration is the key to success. If Asia Pacific is on track to emerging as the world’s

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IDC Predicts Tech Spending For Smart Cities to Reach 80 Billion this year

Worldwide spending on the technologies that enable Smart Cities initiatives is forecast to reach $80 billion in 2018, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC). In the first release of the Worldwide Semiannual Smart Cities Spending Guide, IDC provides a detailed

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Indonesian Conglomerate Invests in SMC To Access 60 Million Customers

PT Kresna Graha Investama Tbk (KREN) and its subsidiary, PT M Cash Integrasi Tbk (MCAS), announce their plan to invest in PT Sistem Mikroelektronik Cerdas Co-Design (SMC), for its core proficiency in technological advancement and market access to over 60

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What Does This Renowned Urban Strategist Think of Smart Cities?

  Smart Cities have been gaining a lot of traction of late, though not an entirely new concept, much of smart cities initiatives have been driven by an explosion of technological innovations. We’ll spare you the whole spiel of how

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Google Hong Kong Smarter Digital City Whitepaper

The Google Hong Kong “Smarter Digital City Whitepaper” unearthing the status of the city’s digitization with an analysis of four key business verticals – Retail, Travel, Finance and Living. Conducted by Nielsen, the research revealed digital disparities between perception and practice,

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Brookings: Singapore is The Safest City

Brookings Institution has released a new report ranking global cities in terms of their public safety innovations at Huawei Asia Pacific Innovation Day 2017 validating the Singapore Safe City Initiative that was launched in 2014.  The report examines the ways digital

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