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Forward thinking city leaders are looking to embrace the opportunities enabled by technology to overcome the ever-widening range of these significant challenges. Big data and related analytics delivered from the cloud to highly mobile citizens using powerful social media means of communication are mandatory elements of meeting these challenges.

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"The connected car will give a lot more intelligence and visibility to drivers. The usage of a car will be much more different, based on the cloud. The car will do what you want. You can play, sleep, drive, be productive in the car, and this will be a totally different place to commute and to be mobile."Gerhard BaumIBM Auto Industry & Cloud ExpertMaking EV-friendly roads

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"The connected car will give a lot more intelligence and visibility to drivers. The usage of a car will be much more different, based on the cloud. The car will do what you want. You can play, sleep, drive, be productive in the car, and this will be a totally different place to commute and to be mobile."

Gerhard Baum
IBM Auto Industry & Cloud Expert
Making EV-friendly roads

Miami-Dade County is facilitating citizen participation with social
Data creates transparency. Using Cloud plus Big Data & Analytics, Miami-Dade County is reinventing the way municipal government works. Making data visible, accessible, and actionable can help the county to crack cold cases, reduce water waste and design better public transportation.

Miami-Dade County is facilitating citizen participation with social

Data creates transparency. Using Cloud plus Big Data & Analytics, Miami-Dade County is reinventing the way municipal government works. Making data visible, accessible, and actionable can help the county to crack cold cases, reduce water waste and design better public transportation.

Today, municipalities and citizens more than ever need to understand their patterns of behavior and how to change them. Whether it is in water consumption, traffic patterns or energy use, they need new technologies to enable the change. Our sustainability initiatives in Dubuque prove that, by using advanced analytics, community engagement, and cloud computing, government officials and citizens will have access to real-time data to alter their patterns of behavior, which will save them money. This water sustainability pilot case is a template for communities worldwide that seek to conserve various types of resources.

Quote by Milind Naphade, program director, smarter city services, IBM Research.  Quote found at "Dubuque, Iowa and IBM Combine Analytics, Cloud Computing and Community Engagement to Conserve Water"