Category archives: Technology

In Australia, IPTV is time- and place-shifting learning

IPTV is no longer just about watching movies whenever you want; it is also dramatically changing the way the next generation of dentists in Australia learn and practice.

‘Going to work’ is taking on new meaning

Work has forever been a task associated with a distinct location – the workplace. Many professions, dependent on a phone and PC as primary tools, have changed allowing the possibility to work from alternative locations like the home. The service-centric professional life in the city and widespread availability of tablets and smartphones allow for many [...]

Here’s how Jakarta gets smart

In order for Jakarta to become a truly smart city, it will rely on service providers’ ability to innovate and tap into each other’s industries while taking on multiple roles in the new ecosystem.

Putting networked restaurants on the menu

What is essential for owners to consider as they take their restaurant concepts toward into a more connected environment?

It’s 4 am…do you know what your city is doing?

Simon Moritz works as a data scientist at Ericsson Research. He was one of the first recruits to Ericsson in areas like data mining and big data. Simon is passionate about applied data analytics and loves to develop new methods that bring forth insights from data.

For ‘cityzens’, marketing starts before they see the shop

Running a coffee shop or a food stand that attracts customers during morning rush hour or during busy shopping times used to be about securing volumes and shop location. Marketing started as a way of creating brand awareness and used to happen when customers saw your shop and then decided to come in and make [...]

ICT is changing the way we live in cities

Sunday nights are ‘pizza night’ in São Paulo. I leaned that on my very first trip to the Brazilian megacity. I also learned that Friday nights are ‘traffic night’. That is when the 24/7 traffic information radio station reports on traffic jams that are 200km long (they can actually reach up to 500km).

Collaboration and the cloud will improve companies’ competitiveness

Business life in the city has developed around a strong service sector in a variety of enterprise segments. As the global market is reshaping the future of businesses in general, with advanced ecosystems and strong niche players, local city life will also change. So how does and will the cloud, collaboration and connectivity contribute toward creating competitive companies in cities?

Cities and cars – a love affair or a marriage gone bad?

In cities around the world, cars are a prominent feature. No more so than in the US where coming of age was quite often marked by the acquisition of the personal driver’s license. But could this be changing? It appears so. In 1978 nearly half of all 16-year-olds and around 75% of all 17-year-olds had [...]

When roaming the globe becomes as simple as being at home

Most cities are dependent on a healthy flow of tourists exploiting what the city has to offer. Increasingly, networked tourists expect the same connectivity and access to location-based apps that they have at home.