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  • Go pass

    Public transit gets on the bus with smartphone ticketing

    Dallas-Fort Worth and Portland are among the latest to let customers buy bus and rail tickets with their smartphones, and riders are responding.

  • Power transformers pose weakness in the electric grid

    Large power transformers, which regulate voltage along the electricity supply chain, are soft spot in the power grid, experts say.

  • vice

    Government IT pros say a network hack would be worse than ...

    A survey conducted for Cisco shows the importance federal, state and local government IT professionals place on cybersecurity.

  • 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.

  • exchange

    Most Obamacare exchanges performed well in opening days

    Despite anecdotal reports of glitches with the launch of federal and state health insurance exchange sites under the Affordable Care Act, most performed well, according to website monitoring service Keynote Systems.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Topic Resources

  • Advanced Threats and Big Data: The New Cybersecurity Landscape

    So often in our organizations, information silos keep us from sharing data and communicating the right information at the right time to stop advanced threats. Hear why a big data solution is an important part of a defense against advanced threats and ideas about what data sources are required across the organization for this analysis to combat these attacks.

  • GameChanger: NoSQL

    Big data is big business for government. It’s clear in the funding provided for big data-related projects, and it’s clear in the response from agencies at all levels of government. Download this informative whitepaper to learn how NoSQL can expand possibilities by tapping into the unrealized value of your organization’s big data.

  • The Power of Analytics for the Public Sector

    Agencies face the difficulty of managing the increasing complexity of the “information explosion”. Adopting analytics can help solve these issues and achieve desirable outcomes. Read this white paper and see how analytics solutions can help the Government evaluate excess data and unlock insights to create better informed decisions.

  • i2 Intelligence Analysis Platform

    IBM® i2® IBM® i2® Intelligence Analysis Platform is a scalable, extensible, service oriented intelligence analysis environment that is designed to provide organizations with access to intelligence when and where they need it, enabling faster, more informed decision making.

  • Beyond the Next Generation: Meeting the Converging Demands of Network Security

    A number of network security technologies have arisen that claim to be the "next generation" of network defense - but what does this concept actually mean? How is the threat landscape changing the way we think about and deploy network security solutions? Scott Crawford, Managing Research Director, Security and Risk Management at EMA Research provides insight into what we can expect in the area of network security and how to leverage new technologies to meet today's security challenges in light of other considerations such as overall complexity and performance.