In the twenty-first century, growth, economic value and competitive differentiation of cities will increasingly be derived from people and their skills, creativity and knowledge, as well as the capacity of the economy to create and absorb innovation. To compete in this new economic environment, cities will need to better apply advanced information technology, analytics and systems thinking to develop a more citizen-centric approach to services. By doing so, they can better attract, create, enable and retain their citizens' skills, knowledge and creativity.
Camden Council - Driving cost-effective services by gaining a single view of how the council engages with residents (PDF, 763KB)
Within just three months, Camden built a “residents’ index”, uniting information from multiple services to create a single, consistent view of residents across the borough and the council services that they are accessing.
Medway Youth Trust keeps young people on course
Medway Youth Trust is using IBM predictive analytics solutions to identify young people who are at risk of dropping out of education, employment or training, and plan interventions to prevent them from becoming disengaged.
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (MBC) have implemented IBM business analytics software to help transform its budget planning process thus freeing up finance managers to use information to better evaluate, analyse and support business decision makers.
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Flintshire has ambitious goals to reduce its power consumption and cut carbon emissions. For the growing IT infrastructure, the emphasis is on eliminating “white space” in servers and storage devices through consolidation and virtualisation.
To meet its environmental objectives, the IT department wanted to revolutionise its infrastructure through the use of server virtualisation and thin-client architectures.
The story on how Bradford Council and IBM worked together on the council's Bradford-i programme.
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City of Sunderland Selects IBM to Deliver UK's First Smarter City on a Cloud
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Integrate voice, data and video capabilities to help improve flexibility and productivity while reducing costs and complexity in the workplace.
Employees want access to unified communications that integrate voice, video and social tools. IBM offers services that can help.
Smarter Commerce offers flexible business-to-business integration solutions and a strategy to help ensure your value chain is synchronised. (Video)
Use analytics to gain insight into data center operations. Learn how to make your data center more efficient and cost-effective.