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's Smarter Cities efforts aren't limited to developing economies. IBM Chairman and CEO Sam Palmisano in May talked with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood about creating advanced transportation systems for the new century at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America annual meeting at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.
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.