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Intelligent transportation solutions provide traffic analysis and prediction capabilities and a comprehensive, scalable platform for traffic management.

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Smart cities

A smart city is a place where the traditional networks and services are made more efficient with the use of digital and telecommunication technologies, for the benefit of its inhabitants and businesses. Significant technological, economic and environmental changes have generated interest in smart cities, including climate change, economic restructuring, the move to online retail and entertainment, aging populations, urban population growth and pressures on public finances.

The development of smart cities is increasing, and the proof of this is the number of successful projects implemented all around the world. The most exciting projects are presented in this article.

Intelligent transportation

Intelligent transportation solutions provide traffic analysis and prediction capabilities and a comprehensive, scalable platform for traffic management. Data is aggregated from multiple devices that identify and measure traffic speed and volume on city roads. For near real-time citywide visibility into traffic conditions, data can be captured from different sources such as cameras, radar, and under-road loop detectors, as well as systems based on Bluetooth or mobile phone technology.

Administrative solutions for education

In the current economic downturn, traditional cost management strategies are not enough. Educational institutions must rethink key processes and consider smarter approaches to reduce operational costs in order to direct more resources to instruction and research. Investments in education must be focused on ensuring lasting transformation. Administrative solutions for education from IBM can help educational institutions position themselves for the future.

Financial systems with alerts. Video surveillance and security systems with rules-driven alerts. Energy management systems with sensors. Smarter administration can be accomplished with an instrumented solution, using sensors and alerts to collect and monitor operational data directly from originating sources anywhere on campus.

Smarter stadiums solution

From providing fine dining and premium entertainment, to manage security, facilities, concessions, and traffic flow for thousands of people, a stadium functions much like a city. To keep fans happy, stadiums must access an ever-increasing amount of information, facilitate real-time communication and collaborate with external agencies to address problems before they occur. A smarter approach to stadium management can help staff make better decisions, coordinate resources, and anticipate problems and resolve them proactively.

The smarter stadiums solution from IBM takes advantage of the IBM® Intelligent Operations Center to help stadiums achieve a higher level of effective, efficient operations and service delivery. This solution offers integrated capabilities that help expedite quick decision making and enhance the fan experience.

 

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