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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Traffic jams aren't just time sinks-they're big time polluters. Insight from IBM analytics could help transportation agencies better understand and manage congestion, increasing safety on roads and encouraging the use of efficient public transportation. The goal is to reduce a commuter's overall carbon output.
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.