Are Spanish Smart Cities also smart during summer holidays?

I wrote this post at the beginning of summer vacation for millions of workers was starting. I warned both Spanish citizens who are traveling outside and the millions of tourists who come to visit our beautiful country these months began to fret over news on strikes affecting airlines, rail services, taxis, street cleaning services,garbag

Is there room for pets in #SmartCities?

In one side, dangerous dogs, chained dogs, puppy mills, stray cats, feral rabbits…in the other side sweet pets.In any case a great opportunity for Internet of Things companies for improve livability in Smart Cities?.

Will Machines help us to be better Citizens?

Cisco defines the Internet of Everything (IoE) as bringing together people, process, data, and things to make networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever before-turning information into actions that create new capabilities, richer experiences, and unprecedented economic opportunity for businesses, individuals, and countries.

#InternetOfThings: The connected livestock farmer

Beecham Research, Ltd.considers that Agriculture and Livestock may not be the most glamorous M2M service sector in today’s heavily populated post-industrial world of the Internet, smartphones, and computer tablets, nevertheless; all of the over 7,000,000,000 humans on the planet these days must eat, after all. Agriculture and farming are sectors that happily embrace every technological advance that enhances production and reduces cost – something machine-to-machine (M2M) is very good for. M2M technology is a tool of proven effectiveness when applied to food production.

M2M Industry series: “Building smarter cities by integrating urban agriculture”

Urban agriculture can be defined shortly as the growing of plants and the raising of animals within and around cities. Urban Agriculture may not be the most glamorous sub-sector in the Smart Cities sector but while in today’s heavily populated cities some of the 3.3 billion people living in citiesare using the Internet, smartphones, and computer tablets; all of them must eat, after all.

Social Media Data, Sensor Data and Open Data can make Smart Cities sexiest

This post is about how a combination of Social Data, Sensor Data and Open Data will make oursmart cities sexiest. I am not going to write in this post about how Team Obama uses Big Data for fundraising with Sarah Jessica Parker of Sex and the City fame. Obama emailed invitations to a $40,000 a plate dinner with the President and First Lady, to be hosted at Parker’s New York City home. Pretty standard, but, catchthe persuasion plays.

Internet of the Things, a key enabler for Smart Cities

With 3.3 billion people living in cities today—a number that willdouble by 2050 - the infrastructure of cities and the services that citizens will demand will require fundamental changes to transform our cities in Smart Cities. According with this IDC Government Insights study, the public sector's use of the IoT is still limited but emerging strongly in the transport, public security, and environmental sustainability domains.