To ease the strain population growth places infrastructures and governments, IBM is combining business analytics with cloud computing and smart grid technologies to help urban systems operate more efficiently.
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IBM estimates 70% of the world's population will live in cities by 2050-a development that could put unprecedented strain on urban infrastructures and government agencies. To help reduce the impact of urbanization, IBM is partnering with local authorities around the world to combine business analytics with cloud computing and smart grid technologies with an eye to helping urban systems run more efficiently.
Google in the Enterprise SurveyThere's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28 percent discourage or ban use of its productivity products, and 69 percent cite Google Apps' good or excellent mobility. But progress could still stall: 59 percent of nonusers distrust the security of Google's cloud. Its data privacy is an open question, and 37 percent worry about integration.