IBM CityOne Trailer: A Smarter Planet Game 9/24 (via IBMCityOne)

CityOne allows business and civic leaders to simulate how they can apply technology concepts in new and innovative ways to solve the problems facing their cities and businesses.

The initial version of the game will showcase nearly 100 innovative technology solutions in the water, energy, retail and banking industries and demonstrate how these technologies can address the issues facing businesses and cities today and in the future. Many of these solutions feature leading IBM analytical and collaborative technologies such as business process management, customer portals, and data analytics.

Although this game is neither equivalent to a Sim City 5 nor an urban planning tool (as it does not feature any geographically specific data), this free serious game is meant to explain how select industry solution systems interact, build on one another, and affect change in industries. The game also is a conversation starter on how industries can evolve.

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IBM  Plans ‘Serious’ Sim City — InformationWeek
IBM said Monday that it plans to offer a SimCity-style online game that urban planners, students, academics, and others can use to learn more about urban sprawl and how to combat its negative effects on the environment. IBM called its CityOne simulation a “serious game” that can help users “discover how to make their cities and their industries smarter by solving real-world business, environmental, and logistical problems.” 

smarterplanet:

IBM Plans ‘Serious’ Sim City — InformationWeek

IBM said Monday that it plans to offer a SimCity-style online game that urban planners, students, academics, and others can use to learn more about urban sprawl and how to combat its negative effects on the environment. IBM called its CityOne simulation a “serious game” that can help users “discover how to make their cities and their industries smarter by solving real-world business, environmental, and logistical problems.”