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NASSCOM to spearhead ICT session at the Smart Cities India 2015 expo

NEW DELHI: The Smart Cities India Expo will be held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, from May 20-22 , 2015. The focus of the expo this time is ‘Smarter Solutions for a Better Tomorrow.’ Smart Cities India 2015 expo is a platform for

PM Modi’s ambition gets cabinet nod

MUMBAI, INDIA: In what can be termed as a development that can propel India’s rank higher among the pro-digital countries in the world, the union cabinet today cleared the proposal to develop 100 smart cities across the country. The project,

Smart maps can help India gain around USD $8 bn

BANGALORE, INDIA: A new report, Smart Maps for Smart Cities: India’s $8 Billion+ Opportunity that quantifies the value of smart maps to Indian citizens, businesses, and government within the context of India’s urban development was published by Dalberg Global Development

Smart cities as the ultimate form of digital transformation

By : Anil Chopra

BANGALORE, INDIA: What would it be like to live in a smart city? Cisco has already created a blueprint for it on its own sprawling 2.6 million sq ft. campus in Bengaluru. We explain how such smart cities will integrate

Collaborative approach can step up the pace of Digital India initiatives

By : Soma Tah

BANGALORE, INDIA: On the sidelines of CMR-DELL Government Connect Deliberation Forum, we did a quick chat with Raman Bountra, Business Leader(Public) of Dell India to understand how challenging is it to lay the ground work for the new government’s ambitious

IBM will provide technology for smart affordable homes in Chennai

BANGALORE, INDIA: IBM will provide technology support to a new smart housing development in Oragadam, by Sheltrex Developers. Sheltrex has been incubated by Brick Eagle, a financial services platform for the affordable housing industry. Brick Eagle also incubates companies that fill

Smart city task forces set up for Ajmer, Allahabad and Visakhapatnam

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Urban Development minister M.Venkaiah Naidu has set up city-wise Task Forces for drawing up concrete Action Plans for development of Ajmer, Allahabad and Visakhapatnam as Smart Cities. The Task Forces have been set up following the decision

Automotive, Healthcare & Smart Cities to be IoT-driven

MUMBAI, INDIA: The adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) in the enterprise market is slowly gaining momentum. The findings were published in new report commissioned by Verizon Enterprise Solutions and conducted by ABI Research, titled, State of the Market: The

Surat city police will use face recognition technology to control criminal activities

NEW DELHI,  INDIA: As an important step forward in Surat’s safe city initiative, Surat City Police (Gujarat) will deploy NEC’s face recognition technology to resolve crime cases in a very speedy manner. NEC India Pvt. Ltd. together with Innovative Telecom

Govt. keen to weave ‘smart city’ vision into urban planning

NEW DELHI, INDIA: The urban development ministry is seeking to improve the living condition in urban areas through a set of new initiatives like smart cities, infrastructure development in 500 cities, Swachh Bharat Mission, etc., in collaboration with states and

Need for a cyber resilient smart city

Sanjay Rohatgi Until a decade or two ago, ‘Hack’ was a term relevant only to PCs or laptops. Little did we know then, that we would reach a point where it would spread its arms to watches, TVs, refrigerators and

Infosys’ Mysore campus to turn into a ‘Smart City’ soon

BANGALORE, INDIA: Infosys will invest and develop its Mysore campus as a ‘Smart City’. The company will also provide its expertise in the areas of smart infrastructure planning and sustainable building technology to the Ministry of Urban Development. This announcement was

Delhi streets to be lit up by LED smart lights

NEW DELHI, INDIA: The Union Minister of Urban Development M.Venkaiah Naidu has launched LED based energy efficient smart street lights in the national capital. The use of LED street light would reduce the energy consumption by 50 percent in addition

Microsoft helps to turn Surat into a smart city

SURAT, INDIA: Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) is evaluating technology infrastructure to meet the changing needs of its citizens, and has selected Microsoft as its partner of choice for process automation and citizen services. Milind Torawane, Surat Municipal Commissioner, said, “Our

ICT maturity determines the smart cities of 2014

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN: ICT has an interesting nature: both a service and a business in itself, it is also a means for society to allow new ideas to prosper and new, more efficient approaches to be developed. This multiple nature calls

Smart city platform gets IaaS booster at Eutech Cybernetic

DUBAI: Eutech Cybernetic has chosen Orange Business Services Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Flexible Computing Express to host and

ICT adoption by civic agencies is crucial to make cities smart

NEW DELHI, INDIA: From hundreds of eligible cities, the first most likely 53 have been surveyed

Cloud, big data and mobility shaping up the fate of India

Lovleen Bhatia Last year three Indian metro cities – New Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata were listed

Five Steps to make a city ‘Smart’

Ravi Kant Malhan The sustainability battle will be won, or lost, in cities. Cities today contain

Connectivity and convergence for smarter cities

K.K Shetty  By 2020, there will be over 5 billion internet users, with over half of