06 Jun '11, 4pm

IBM Tailors Smarter City Tools to Budget-Crunched Cities: Photo by Ron Henry Photography via Flickr CC IBM has

Photo by Ron Henry Photography via Flickr CC IBM has invested an incredible amount of energy in Smarter Planet, a branch of the company that dreams big about what is possible when we create and implement the best technology to both meet our human needs and minimize our environmental footprint. The company has created quite a selection of solutions for cities to implement already -- from better energy efficiency to monitoring and minimizing water consumption -- and this week it is announcing a city-in-a-box option for cash-strapped cities. Last year, IBM announced its first Smarter Cities Technology Center in Dublin, Ireland , where it would help cities across the globe understand and connect their operational systems -- energy, telecommunications, water, transportation and other core systems will run intelligently, all networked together. While it seems on the surface like...

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