The Big Six of Smart Cities

The term Smart City is not a new one and, while some examples already exist on the African continent, it is not as widespread as it should be. Urbanization, Economic, Social and Environmental Sustainability requirements are putting increasing pressure on cities’ infrastructure. This requires a paradigm shift to urban centres operational and management models by […]

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Opinion: Pervasive connectivity still a pipe dream in Africa

The African continent is still being marked by a lack of pervasive connectivity. This is largely because of outdated infrastructures such as copper and GSM networks, as well as delayed decisions around the introduction of 3G and 4G technologies. Many African countries are also going through geopolitical changes, prioritizing areas other than ICT for investment […]

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What does the future African city look like?

What does the future African city look like? How do we identify the impact and trends resulting from urbanization? What new regulation and governance models are needed? What about engagement models that embrace social inclusion and civic participation? These are all questions we need to answer and as 31 October marks World Cities Day – […]

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Huawei and Honeywell partner for smart city projects across the globe

Huawei has announced a new partnership with American based technology firm Honeywell Home and Buildings Technologies to pursue large-scale smart city projects across the globe.  Through this collaboration, the two companies will help city administrators build intelligent urban infrastructures that enable them to control costs while making their cities desirable and functional for their residents. […]

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Kaspersky Lab Warns of Cybersecurity for Industrial Facilities and Connected Devices in Smart Cities

Kaspersky Lab has warned of Cybersecurity for Industrial Facilities and Connected Devices in Smart Cities. This warning  was made during Kaspersky Lab’s annual Cyber Security Weekend held on April 17-20 in Baku. The gathering brought together company experts, journalists and business guests from the Middle East, Turkey, Africa and the host country Azerbaijan to discuss about industrial […]

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SCS Issues Guidelines for Information Security in a Smart City

Securing Smart Cities (SCS) , the not-for-profit global initiative that addresses the cyber security challenges of smart cities has today released guidelines on the role of information security within a smart city department (SCD). In previous document on the Cyber Security Guidelines for Smart City Technology Adoption, Securing Smart Cities had identified identified the cyber […]

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ITU unveils First World Smart City online community

ITU has today launched the first World Smart City online community to assist city stakeholders in their efforts to develop Smart Sustainable Cities. The new community aims to identify the top ‘pain points’ presenting challenges to city development will gather relevant city stakeholders globally and engage them in value-add discussions and high-level networking. This forum […]

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