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Brooklyn Bridge

How analytics is making NYC's streets and buildings safer

The "Mayor's Geek Squad" builds a DataBridge to integrate data from 40 agencies and find previously unknown patterns and relationships for the city to follow up on.

Water gushing out of a pipe

Analytics will help cities manage water supplies, repair aging infrastructure

IBM Smarter Cities software offers advanced cloud-based analytics to help cities run more efficiently and offer better citizen services.

parking

If you want a smarter city, start with parking. Yes, parking.

With a new generation of municipal Wi-Fi coming online to support smart city infrastructure, parking management turns out to give a good bang for the buck.

streetline

Muni Wi-Fi: This time it's more than public Internet access

Cisco is betting that a new generation of municipal Wi-Fi, incorporating the Internet of Things, will enable smarter management of city infrastructure and better delivery of city services.

Multiple clouds in a computer network

NetApp serves up common fabric for storage, data management across hybrid clouds

Company's Data ONTAP software will provide a storage and data management foundation.

ID

5 pilots to take trusted online ID plan to the next stage

The NSTIC programs, which received more than $7 million in grants, range from military, civilian and commercial authentication initiatives to one aimed at protecting children’s privacy online.

big data

Pentaho blends data at the source for better decision-making

Pentaho Business Analytics 5.0 provides an open, unified platform to access, integrate and blend any data, in any environment, across a full spectrum of analytics.

efficiency

State finds power in data center consolidation

Utah's state government cut its number of servers from 1,864 to 591 and saved $4 million on its IT budget.

eyes

Biometric ID coming to a government office near you

This week's Biometric Consortium Conference showcases a wide range of hardware and software solutions for personal identification/authentication applications in government.

Haiti

Disaster response simulation shows how to share cloud-based geospatial data

NGA-backed consortium demonstrates show how hybrid, geospatial clouds can be assembled for disaster response.

graffitti

Police seeing results with anti-gang software

Atlanta's collaborative intelligence-sharing system tracks cases, alerts investigators to potential links between incidents and has nearly doubled the rate of indictments.

Tableau

Visual analytics help Florida tell the story of juvenile justice reform

The state's Department of Juvenile Justice uses Tableau Software for an interactive view of juvenile programs that can be filtered from the statewide to county level.

scam

Officials warn of spoofed health exchange websites

The look-alike Web pages may be created by interest groups, private insurance companies and, sometimes, scammers looking to gather personal information.

Newport Beach

Newport Beach's documents now go with the flow

The California city uses Laserfiche 8 to automate the flow of 3 million pages of documents.

View of cell tower from behind barbed wire fence

Managing cellular access means really managing it, sometimes daily

A system to block contraband cell phones in prisons must be continually tuned to ensure that it covers the required footprint but does not step out of bounds.