Tags Los Angeles

'Smart city' initiatives are creating a flood of new data

by • 2 months ago

As municipal devices tuck away trillions of terabytes of data, smart-city experts say they don't have the workforce or infrastructure to parse the information.

LA mayor wants $80 million to refresh police department's 'backwards' technology

by • 3 months ago

Many of the department's workstations are more than seven years old and can reportedly take as long as 20 minutes to boot up.

Los Angeles ditches mainframe for California's data center

by • 3 months ago

The city has signed a three-year $10.5 million deal that officials say will free it from legacy infrastructure that is weighing down progress.

Los Angeles launches earthquake detection app

by • 5 months ago

ShakeAlertLA runs on data collected by a network of seismic sensors designed to give residents precious seconds to brace themselves for major tremors.

AWS announces winners of annual 'City on a Cloud' competition

by • 12 months ago

Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles; and Asheville, North Carolina, are among the cities that were awarded for their creative uses of Amazon's cloud-computing platform.

LA transit embraces QR codes and optical readers

by • 1 year ago

The city has upgraded its subway and train stations with optical readers that officials say will shorten transfer times.

Internet of Things sandbox opens in Los Angeles

by • 1 year ago

The University of Southern California opens up its campus to the city and IoT companies for smart city experimentation.

City IT systems not ready for disaster, says Los Angeles controller

by • 2 years ago

Ron Galperin is calling for tens of millions in ongoing capital investment to safeguard the city's critical IT systems.

LA's chief procurement officer could open doors for tech startups

by • 2 years ago

The City of Los Angeles is conducting a national search for an official who will expand the city's IT buying options, while providing new opportunities to smaller companies.