Smart Cities Viewpoints

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

Nov
15
2018
Rick Rys — Technology Trends

Demand Response Key for the Future Electric Grid and Smart Cities

The need for reliable electric power for the smart city is leading to new demand response applications that integrate electric grids with microgrids, commercial building automation systems, and residential participation.
Nov
05
2018
Smart Cities Team — Industry Trends

A Call for Smart City Speakers & Panelists

Responding to this Call for Smart City Speakers, is a great opportunity to share insights and best practices of your Smart City success stories. For 20+ years, ARC Advisory Group has hosted the ARC Industry and City Forum of over 1000 senior executives presenting on the topics of digital transformation, AI/Machine Learning, Cybersecurity, and Smart Cities and related Intelligent Infrastructure. 
Nov
02
2018
Smart Cities Team — Industry Trends

The Seven Impactful Technologies of a Smart City

A detailed overview of the seven technologies driving Smart Cities efforts worldwide. These include instrumentation and control systems, connectivity, interoperability, security and privacy, data management, computing resources, informational analytics and more...
Nov
01
2018
Jim Frazer — Industry Trends

The Nine Critical Applications of a Smart City

A Detailed Overview of Smart City Application Areas, including Energy, Transportation and Mobility, Health and Human Services, Public Safety, Finance, Water, Waste Management and more...
Oct
31
2018
Eddie Fidler — Industry Trends

Why Fleets Will Drive Adoption of Electric Vehicles

Electrification is one of the most significant trends in transport today. Future demand for both electric vehicles (EVs) and the associated electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) will, of course, be driven by increased adoption of electric vehicles by individuals and businesses. In this post, I will be making the case that the economics of EVs prove particularly favorable for fleet operations, focusing on full-battery as opposed to plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (BEVs vs. PHEVs).
Oct
25
2018
Larry O'Brien — Technology Trends

Using an Incident-Focused Model for Information Security Programs

Organizations attempt to prevent information security incidents by embedding tools in policies and practices across business functions. Because it is not possible to completely prevent security events, organizations must also include proven response practices as part of their security program.
Oct
04
2018
Rick Rys — Technology Trends

Grid-scale battery storage, an enabler for distributed electric generation, is emerging as a major factor spawning microgrids

Thanks to massive investments in battery technology in recent decades, battery performance has been increasing, while costs have been coming down. New grid-scale battery storage capabilities have enabled the emergence of microgrids, which typically also incorporate distributed renewable and/or small-scale fossil generation capabilities. However, energy balance charts such as the one included in this post show that we still have a long way to go when it comes to the journey to zero-emission energy sources.
Aug
07
2018
Larry O'Brien — Industry Trends

DHS Sheds Light on Recent Infrastructure Cyber Attacks

DHS recently held several webinars in the wake of its March announcement regarding Russian state-sponsored hacking group Energetic Bear/Dragonfly on utilities and critical infrastructure installations in the US.  The webinar focused on some of the more interesting and unique aspects of these recent attacks plus some countermeasures that end users can implement right now that can greatly reduce the likelihood of future attacks. 
Jul
30
2018
Larry O'Brien and Sid Snitkin — ARC Report Abstract

Smart City Cybersecurity

Smart city cybersecurity, however, is rarely discussed.
Jul
30
2018
Larry O'Brien and Sid Snitkin — ARC Report Abstract

Smart City Cybersecurity

Smart city cybersecurity, however, is rarely discussed.
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