Cities should avoid building an IT 'Frankenstein,' says local CIO

by • 2 months ago

Planning ahead for interoperability is critical for cities, Carlsbad, California's chief innovation officer, David Graham, told an online conference.

Cisco backs off 'smart city' business

by • 4 months ago

The technology firm says it will "move away from" its Kinect for Cities software product line, as organizations around the world scale back their extraneous programs.

Cisco announces hotspot delivery program in Michigan

by • 5 months ago

A Cisco program will deliver outdoor Wi-Fi hotspots to 50 libraries and community centers around Detroit.

For fighting fires, video conferencing is 'game-changing,' says Nevada department

by • 7 months ago

Fire teams are drawing video feeds from drones and using video conferencing to communicate across jurisdictions, replacing manual processes that could take days to complete previously.

Narrowing the digital divide with holistic infrastructure

by • 10 months ago

As state and local leaders adjust to employees’ working from home, now is a good time to think creatively on how to confront connectivity challenges.

Arizona readies libraries for public Wi-Fi access

by • 11 months ago

Donations from the technology firm Cisco and state agencies are providing five libraries across Arizona with Wi-Fi hotspots to support workers and students.

'Smart cities' are growing faster than IT officials can secure them

by • 2 years ago

Smart cities offer a lot of "bright, shiny objects," but governments need to make sure their cybersecurity polices keep pace, speakers at a conference said.

Business group says it's building $7.5 billion 'smart city' inside Las Vegas

by • 2 years ago

"Bleutech Park," backed in part by Cisco, claims it will include robotic security services, buildings made from "self-healing concrete" and an augmented-reality mode.

North Carolina launches cybersecurity training program for veterans

by • 2 years ago

The state is partnering with Cisco and other tech firms to offer free training to former military members pursuing cybersecurity careers.