Singapore: becoming the world’s first Smart Nation

Smart cities are ten-a-penny now, with large numbers of the world’s major cities engaged in improving digital services for their citizens. But Singapore is more ambitious. It doesn’t want to be just another smart city; instead, it is working towards becoming the world’s first Smart Nation. Plans for digital identity speeding up Singapore set up

UIDAI – the biggest ID project in the world

The UK government has made much of its new ‘verify’ site, part of the government as a platform approach. This site will allow UK citizens to verify their identity whenever they come into contact with any government department. It will be used for many purposes, ranging from tax returns to driving licences and vehicle excise duty.

Smart city lighting is becoming a reality

Smart Cities are a growing phenomenon, with cities around the world vying for supremacy. But for all the hype, it can sometimes seem as if physical changes are a long time coming. So it’s good to read about some very concrete developments that will bring smart city lighting a lot closer to many of us.

Next Century Cities

We’ve heard and written a lot about smart cities in recent years. They are cities which are hugely interconnected, harnessing technology to improve the lives of those who live in them. But at the same time as smart cities are developing around the globe, there are still cities, even in the US, where not everyone

The global Smart City market: what’s it worth?

There has been much written about Smart Cities, but the field is quite light on definitions and on quantifying the opportunity that they represent. A recent study has identified that the global Smart City market is likely to be worth a cumulative $1.56 trillion by 2020. Smart is the New Green The Frost and Sullivan report

The importance of agility in the public sector

Mario Devargas, former CIO for a police force and a large council, talked at the recent IP Expo about the challenges of moving to an agile culture in the public sector. He suggested that this was vital to deliver the holy grail of ‘more for less’. A traditional environment, changing rapidly Perhaps more than most