Tag archives: Networked Society

ICT is changing the way we live in cities

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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?

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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.

The philosophy of being connected

*+-Access to information makes us independent but also brings us closer to the people and things we depend on to share their data so that we can complete our tasks. In a connected world, a new philosophy is spreading, and it is much larger than the technology itself.

Connectivity will change city life forever

*+-In this series of posts, I will discuss why the urban network is the single most important piece of infrastructure needed for economic growth in a city.

App-centric cities require a new mindset

*+-Providing good user experience is not a network issue alone, but will always involve a balancing act between networks, devices and apps.

Connected wheels make city life smarter

*+-Amsterdam today is a major hub for business, tourism and culture and has a long and well-respected tradition in the arts. In this post I’ll talk about some of Amsterdam’s ambitious plans and for making urban life smarter.

ICT helps city dwellers avoid foodborne illness

*+-It is truly remarkable how many ways smartphones and the wisdom of the crowd can and do assist us in our everyday city life. The other day I learned the hard way about an app in development that tracks tweets to identify which city restaurants might be the likely source of a foodborne illness.

A fundamental shift – how technology is transforming industry

*+-The digital revolution has often been called, the 3rd industrial revolution following those driven by steam and electricity. While these earlier shifts were about creating efficiency and improvements in how products were manufactured, the ICT revolution is about the transformation of what is being processed. It’s redefining critical business assets, creating new economic models and transforming business in the process.