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Reality Check: Three things to expect from your wireless sensor network - RCR Wireless News

RCR Wireless NewsReality Check: Three things to expect from your wireless sensor networkRCR Wireless NewsIn the 1990s the Internet made its debut, impacting the lives of people all over the world.
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What could the “Internet of Things” mean to makers? | iShed

What could the “Internet of Things” mean to makers? | iShed | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
As the deadline for the Craft + Technology Residencies approaches, Autonomatic's Katie Bunnell and Beatrice Mayfield of the Crafts Council (RT @CraftsCouncilUK: What could the Internet of Things mean to makers?
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SolarCity scores first utility deal, and why that's important

SolarCity scores first utility deal, and why that's important | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
SolarCity started off as an installer of small solar electric systems on residential and commercial rooftops. It's since moved into new lines of businesses, including the construction of solar farms for utilities.
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Connected cities good for smart grid growth - FierceSmartGrid

Connected cities good for smart grid growth - FierceSmartGrid | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Research by Jones Lang LaSalle has revealed a correlation between municipal investment and application of smart grid technologies and three key economic indicators of the health of the commercial real estate industry.
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Smart cities, Huawei´s solution for urbanization | New Europe

Smart cities, Huawei´s solution for urbanization | New Europe | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

Half of the world´s population has moved into cities, due to the economic globalization and urbanisation. Besides, according to the UN World Urbanization Prospects Report, the planet will have eight more megacities before 2025.

 

The European Union, like the US and China, has placed the Smart City project into its strategic agenda and are providing support to it. In July, the European Commission launched the Smart Cities and Communities European Innovation Partnership, which pools resources to support the demonstration of energy, transport and ICTs in urban areas. 

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Who Knows The Future of Smart City Technologies? | Mesh Cities

Who Knows The Future of Smart City Technologies? | Mesh Cities | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Tomorrow's intelligent, responsive cities today.

Companies who position their Smart Cities solutions as open system, people-empowering toolkits rather than big-tech cash cows are probably going to dominate the market, according to Mesh Cities. 

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New Tools Help to Connect “Things” - Connected World Magazine

New Tools Help to Connect “Things” - Connected World Magazine | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

New Tools Help to Connect “Things” - Connected World Magazine

 

The number of Internet-connected devices is set to grow. According to IMS Research, www.imsresearch.com, the number of Internet-enabled devices is forecast to reach 9.6 billion by the end of 2012. The research firm also expects 28 billion Internet-connected devices by the end of 2020. Whether or not these numbers become fact, they show the potential for the technology.

 

IMS Research points out 75% of the devices forecast by 2012 are what it considers “existing connected devices,” meaning they are in categories such as fixed and mobile communications, computers, and consumer electronics. But the research firm also says these segments are projected to account for just half of the total installed base by 2020, predicting Internet connectivity will become more common in fields including medical, industrial, and automotive.

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Twitter and Airbnb Founders Want to Build a Smarter City

Twitter and Airbnb Founders Want to Build a Smarter City | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Can mobile technology and big data help build a smarter city? Some of the world's brightest tech minds say "yes" in this new video.
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Cisco CGO Wim Elfrink: Why Cities Will Soon Be 'Smarter' Than We Are

Cisco CGO Wim Elfrink: Why Cities Will Soon Be 'Smarter' Than We Are | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

 Reena Jana of frog speaking one-on-one about technology, design and Smart Cities with Wim Elfrink, the first Chief Globalisation Officer to be appointed at software giant Cisco Systems.

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Wireless Sensor Networks and the new Internet of Things - Energy Harvesting Journal

Wireless Sensor Networks and the new Internet of Things - Energy Harvesting Journal | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

Wireless Sensor Networks and the new Internet of Things - Energy Harvesting Journal - Article by Dr Peter Harrop , Founder and Chairman of IDTechEx.

IDTechEx has issued definitive report on the subject called Wireless Sensor Networks 2012-2022 . This report details progress towards automatically anticipating and monitoring forest fires, avalanches, hurricanes, failure of country wide utility equipment, traffic, hospitals and much more often over wide areas, something previously impossible. Starting with more humble applications such as meter reading in buildings - now a modest financial success for the leading participants, WSN will grow rapidly to well over two billion US dollars for the systems in 2022.

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Making Smart Cities Really Smart Takes a Change of Emphasis

Making Smart Cities Really Smart Takes a Change of Emphasis | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

A panel about Smart Cities in the context of the ICT competitiveness week, organized by DG CONNECT of the European Commission, discussed a useful way to reduce the complexity of a smart city endeavor, taking into consideration five key dimensions:

-why should a city be smart? because of environmental, financial, competitiveness issues or what?
-who plays which role ina smart city? who are the users, the buyers, the investors, etc
-what domains or processes need to be addressed first?
-where is the smartness required? For a whole city, an urban area, a county, a state?
-when does smartness come into place? does it refer to real-time operations or to slower planning or even policy-making cycles?

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Globalization To Digitization: How To Finance Smart Cities - Forbes

Globalization To Digitization: How To Finance Smart Cities - Forbes | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

In the near future, for technology to thrive, for money to be made more readily, and for large-scale, city-wide and regional projects to take off, it will be essential that tech and finance sectors understand each other.

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Measuring the inertial forces in two of the most savage roller coasters of the world with wireless sensors

Measuring the inertial forces in two of the most savage roller coasters of the world with wireless sensors | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Waspmote was used to measure the inertial forces a person suffers when riding a roller coaster thanks to its powerful accelerometer...
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Open City » The Smart City – Graham Hitchen

Open City » The Smart City – Graham Hitchen | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Smaller smarter cities.http://t.co/zFDx4Ih3...
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An infographic breakdown of our worlds greenest cities | 2degrees

Great infographic by Fast Company that looks at some of the factors that add up to create environmentally responsible cities.

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'Meeting of the Minds' on cities' future

'Meeting of the Minds' on cities' future | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
San Francisco's chief technology officer stood last week before 350 people in an ornate ballroom and talked about the urban breakthrough he fervently hopes to see.
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Devil in the detail - Financial Times

Devil in the detail - Financial Times | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

In the torrents of data generated by company processes and mushrooming networks of interconnected individuals, devices, vehicles and objects (the “internet of things”), big data is very big indeed.

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Contiki: An operating system for the 'Internet of Things'

Contiki: An operating system for the 'Internet of Things' | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
The 'Internet of Things' (IoT) is a phrase generally considered to have been coined by Kevin Ashton in 1999. Ashton, who is now general manager of Belkin, came up with the phrase while working at Proctor & Gamble.
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Le « paiement sans contact » se déploie dans les transports des grandes villes

Le « paiement sans contact » se déploie dans les transports des grandes villes | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

Marseille va déployer un bouquet de 22 services numériques mobiles pour faciliter le quotidien des habitants. 

 


Via CITC-EuraRFID
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Smart Cities Will Be Built From Ground-Up, Not Top-Down | Business Computing World

Smart Cities Will Be Built From Ground-Up, Not Top-Down | Business Computing World | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Smart Cities Will Be Built From Ground-Up, Not Top-Down...
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Smart grid platform wars: Cisco raises the stakes with developer network - Smart Grid News

Smart grid platform wars: Cisco raises the stakes with developer network - Smart Grid News | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
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Smart grid platform wars: Cisco raises the stakes with developer network

There's an important reason for Cisco's continued strong push into smart grid -- namely, because it is part of the larger "Internet of Things"...Cisco is extending its Cisco Developer Network (CDN) to fully embrace the smart grid. It is doing this after more than two years of rehearsal with early partners such as Itron and Proximetry.

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Amsterdam: Smart City

Amsterdam: Smart City | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
The Amsterdam Smart City project is soon on its third year. During this time, Amsterdam Smart City has initiated a large number of innovative projects aiming to create a more sustainable and energy efficient city.
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'One Smart City business model is illusory' « Smart Cities in Europe

Most technology companies involved in Smart City development think they can compete in the whole value chain. Well, they cannot. And no one wants that to happen. That's what the participants (mainly from telecommunications) of the Smart Cities Industry Summit (25-26 Sept) in London were told in a panel session on business models. The inevitable question was: where’s the money?...

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The Internet of Things: A Boom for Hosting » Data Center Knowledge

The Internet of Things: A Boom for Hosting » Data Center Knowledge | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

The “Internet of Things” will transform the hosting and data center industries, generating a tidal wave of data that will prompt companies to enlist third-party providers to help them manage it, according to analyst Rachel Chalmers, of 451 Research.

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What Exactly Is A Smart City?

What Exactly Is A Smart City? | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

Boyd Cohen in Fast Company's Co.Exist defines Smart Cities as a broad, integrated approach to improving the efficiency of city operations, the quality of life for its citizens, and growing the local economy.

 

He has created a Smart Cities wheel graphic that lays out indicators and categories of a smart cities strategy.

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