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Image Gallery: IBM Empowers Smarter Cities

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 researchers studied the daily auto commute - including start-stop traffic, road rage, the effect on job performance and other factors - and compiled an Index that shows the relative "commuting pain" from city to city across the U.S. Not surprisingly, L.A. features the most painful commute.

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