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 addressed 900 leaders - including mayors, CEOs, and urban experts - representing 180 cities in 38 countries across the world, at the Smarter Cities forum in Shanghai. Big Blue's CEO said support is building for urban transformation that could make cities economic engines of sustainable economic growth in the 21st century.
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.
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?