Smart Cities Viewpoints

Insights on emerging technologies, practices, and processes for enhancing operational excellence.

Apr
30
2019
Eddie Fidler — Industry Trends

Dynamic Pricing of Parking Helps Cities, Residents, and Business

A city’s parking ecosystem is an important part of this puzzle, and leaders are realizing they can use smart parking platforms to improve this key aspect of city life, especially if they use the new platform to introduce policies for dynamic pricing of parking resources.
Apr
29
2019
Eddie Fidler — Industry Trends

Electric Mining Vehicles Hold Promise for Industry

Electrification is one of the most significant trends in transport today. In this post, I will be discussing the adoption of electric mining vehicles (EMVs) for underground operation.
Apr
18
2019
Eddie Fidler — Industry Trends

Smart Parking Platforms Address Cities’ Transport Challenges

Cities worldwide are facing a bevy of challenges as they continue to grow rapidly. A city’s parking ecosystem is an important part of this puzzle, and leaders are realizing they can use smart parking platforms to improve this key aspect of city life moving forward.
Apr
18
2019
Guest Blogger: Melissa Cowin — Industry Trends

Smart City Data Ownership

As cities become more intelligent with the ability to collect massive amounts of data, smart city data ownership is becoming a highly debated topic.
Apr
16
2019
Larry O'Brien — Technology Trends

What Is a Smart City Platform?

ARC’s report on smart city platforms focuses on enterprise-level platforms developed for cities that provide centralized operations and collaborative city-wide solutions through the enablement of applications for transportation, water, environmental, energy, security, governance, facility management, asset management, and more.  
Mar
12
2019
Smart Cities Team — Technology Trends

AI, Robotics, and LPWANs Offer Digital Transformation Solutions for Water Utilities

Digital transformation and next-generation computing technologies are providing solutions to the massive water and wastewater infrastructure problems that continue to handicap utilities in their ongoing battle to fix leaks, upgrade piping networks and reduce nonrevenue water losses.
Feb
28
2019
Larry O'Brien — Industry Trends

Smart City/Infrastructure End Users Talk Cybersecurity at ARC Forum

The recent ARC Forum in Orlando featured a track on smart city and infrastructure applications where we had two experienced end users share their experiences in justifying and implementing cybersecurity programs in both the smart buildings and water and wastewater application segments.
Jan
31
2019
Larry O'Brien — Industry Trends

Do You Have a Security Response Process?

This article further examines how the Security Response Process and the Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) processes achieve more than effective responses, they also help prevent and detect security events. Figure 1 shows an example of a typical PSIRT process. 
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