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Edge Data Centre
APAC smart city spending to exceed $54b – more data centers needed
With our increasing dependence on data, it’s no secret that smart cities are the future and an IDC report reveals APAC is certainly gearing up.
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Internet of Things
IDC forecasts smart city spending will reach $158 billion by 2022
On a geographic basis, the APAC region, including China and Japan, will account for nearly 42% of global spending in 2018.
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Smart City
Smart city grant helps local projects get off the ground
The Smart Cities Council will award benefits to communities in Australia and New Zealand looking to accelerate their smart city initiatives.
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Infrastructure
Tech firm Connexin commits £5m for new UK data centre
The facility has been "specifically designed to accelerate Hull in its race to become one of the UK’s top smart cities."
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Paessler
Connectivity and the city: Monitoring on the world stage
For just this reason, all eyes (and CCTV cameras) are about to be on the city of the Gold Coast in Queensland for the Commonwealth Games.
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Compliance
Asia's tech-enabled real estate needs to smarten up on cyber risk
As Asia Pacific’s smart cities grow increasingly smarter, they are not necessarily growing more secure.
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Intelligent systems
Whakatane District Council selects Telensa for smart street lighting project
“This project is a significant step forward in intelligent infrastructure and will deliver a safer, smarter, and more efficient service environment."
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Tablets & laptops
APAC Smart Cities spending to reach $28.3bil in 2018 - IDC
Key investments for Asia Pacific Smart Cities are in intelligent transportation, data-driven public safety, and resilient energy and infrastructure.
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Cybersecurity
Singapore PM highlights need for cybersecurity & smart cities at ASEAN conference
“In this case jointly to be able to work together to interoperate and to share approaches and have compatible ways of doing things."
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Internet of Things
Exclusive Interview: The City of Newcastle on smart city investment
Deputy Lord Mayor of Newcastle Declan Clausen talks about how the city is investing in smart city technology.
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Edge Computing
Western Digital announces new SSDs for edge and mobile computing
The new NVMe SSD firmware and controller architecture is built to maximise the performance and scalability of Western Digital 3D NAND.
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High Performance Computing
Expert says smart cities will require significant data centre infrastructure
London was recently named as one of the smart city leaders, but there is still a long way to go as it requires huge amounts of computing power.
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Internet of Things
Smart city technology investment to reach US$80bil this year – IDC
Intelligent traffic and transit and fixed visual surveillance are the two largest use cases in terms of worldwide spending.
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Smart City
YOU’RE INVITED: the 2018 Cities 4.0 summit
Learn what it takes to become an innovation leader at Australia's premier smart cities event.
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Smart City
Why APAC governments need to be smarter about keeping cities safe
The main barrier to progress appears to be a failure to adopt an integrated approach to safety initiatives.
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Smart City
Cohda launches Shanghai office to optimize China’s smart cities
"Cohda’s hardware and software solutions are being used in major field trials and pre-deployment projects across the country."
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Internet of Things
Cisco invests $1 million in Adelaide IoT network
“We believe this technology could have a real impact on drivers, cyclists and pedestrians in Adelaide."
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Internet of Things
The brains behind the smart city: What data centers need to pay attention to this year
According to PwC, APAC's data center market size is worth US$12 billion in 2016 and is expected to grow by 27% per annum (p.a.).
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New Zealand
Wellington City is getting street lamps of the future
“We’re delighted to be working with Wellington City Council to deliver a more efficient, more resilient street lighting system..."
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Internet of Things
Criticality of industries supporting Singapore’s Smart Nation
Vertiv's Tony Gaunt discusses the future for Singapore and Asia where he believes IoT, AI, 5G, data centres and cybersecurity will be paramount.
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Internet of Things
Huawei uses cloud data centers to power smart city initiatives
A smart city is like a living organism, powered by a nervous system, and comprising of a “brain” and “peripheral nerves”.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Exclusive interview: Ruckus on public Wi-Fi and A/NZ smart cities
For organisations with a Wi-Fi network with hundreds of thousands of access points, keeping on top of huge volumes of data traffic can be a challenge.
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Cybersecurity
Asia's safest and most dangerous cities for digital security
NEC says there is evidence that some cities are taking threats seriously, particularly in Asia. Which are the top five safest & most unsafe cities?
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Data analytics
Republic of Sierra Leone to become Africa’s first ever ‘smart country’
​Sierra Leone has entered a nationwide digitisation program that its president is asserting will forever change its global digital standing.