Cities around the globe are confronted with growing populations, aging infrastructure, reduced budgets, and the challenge of doing more with less. The newest IBM Intelligent Operations software portfolio, based on open cloud computing standards, helps transform city operations to become more efficient. Designed in collaboration with city leaders, the software also applies predictive analytics to help cities budget for capital improvements and improve the efficiency of water utilities.
Delivered in the IBM SmartCloud, an open cloud platform that enables the secure exchange of information, the expanded IBM Smarter Cities Intelligent Operations software also helps reduce capital and technology installation costs. This allows cities to adopt a pay-as-you-go approach to transforming city services at the city's own pace, more efficiently using valuable taxpayer dollars. With cloud solutions, cities get started immediately, without specialized hardware or procurement delays, making it possible to begin with small projects and scale across departments using one integrated software system available as a service.
Waterfront Toronto Taps IBM Intelligent Operations for
Working with IBM Business Partner Element Blue, Waterfront Toronto is launching thenewblueedge.ca, a powerful community portal and platform, which includes IBM Connections social collaboration tools that residents can use to easily connect with neighbors, businesses and service providers in the surrounding area. The portal provides easy ways to view city-wide data on mobile or desktop devices, allowing residents to keep a finger on the pulse of events, news and activity across the growing community.
New Capabilities to Make Cities Smarter:
IBM Smarter Cities Intelligent Operations software includes these new capabilities:
•City permitting and event management helps correlate activities throughout the city to understand permit patterns, predict problems and provide city services •Infrastructure planning creates budget forecasts and unified plans for important capital improvements•Water efficiency analytics enhances performance of city water systems, improving the longevity of infrastructure while saving energy and reducing water loss
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