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 is working to create smarter roadways for cities around the world using streaming analytics. The approach may seem complex, but it's really just a way for people to make sense of all the data in the world in real-time. In the case of traffic congestion, this means improved commuting and travel options and better traffic management.
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.