Smartphones and other mobile devices are being used in a number of pilot projects for managing cities more intelligently. A mobile app to fix potholes in Boston An app devised to locate potholes and «known obstacles» (e.g. speed bumps) in Boston proves that data gathered via a smartphone can benefit towns and bring them into [...]
From building new high-tech cities and developing IT infrastructures to more modest initiatives, smart cities generate huge investments and profits. €25 billion for a Smart City in Portugal Located in Northern Portugal, PlanIT Valley is a pilot project for an urban community that is due to be completed over the next 3 years, with the endorsement [...]
So what exactly is a smart city? And where do new technologies come in? What makes a town smart and hip A number of elements can be considered characteristic of a smart city or “city 2.0”: smart street furniture, as seen in Paris, Wi-Fi hotspots, town planning schemes with a focus on the environment and [...]
Econocom is currently a European provider of services for integrating and financing digital solutions. With its complementary areas of expertise (distribution , leasing , services and telecoms), Econocom assists businesses in transforming their IT systems and managing digital projects. Operating in 18 countries, Econocom Group employs 3,700 people and posted revenue of €1,538 million.
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