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 Chairman and CEO Sam Palmisano meets with Ma Xiuhong, Vice Minister of Commerce, People's Republic of China at IBM's Smarter Cities forum in Shanghai, China, June 2, 2010. Xiuhong shared insights on technology's role in China's remarkable transformation over the past two decades.
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.