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Capgemini and Siemens team up to make buildings smarter

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Capgemini and Siemens’ Building Technologies division have announced a new partnership to develop analytics-based services for the smart buildings space.

Enabling smart cities with IoT

The Internet of Things will help make cities smarter

The population of London swells by an additional 10,000 a month, a tendency replicated in cities across the world. To an extent such growth reflects the planet’s burgeoning wider population, and there is even an interesting argument that cities are an efficient way of providing large numbers with their necessary resources. What we know as the ‘smart city’ may well prove to be the necessary means to manage this latest shift at scale.

IBM to pour £2bn into Internet of Things business unit

IBM is putting billions of dollars into creating a standalone IoT division

IBM announced it plans to spend up to £2bn over the next four years to consolidate and revamp its Internet of Things technologies and services into a standalone business unit. The move seems aimed at broadening its appeal beyond proto-IoT segments it traditionally caters to.

Carnegie Mellon, IBM partner on cloud-based analytics

CMU and IBM are working on a cloud-based analytics platform the organisations say could help cut facilities' energy costs

IBM and Carnegie Mellon University are working on a cloud-based analytics platform the organisations say could help other firms significantly trim down their facilities management and utilities costs.

Eutech taps Orange Biz Services cloud for smart cities Internet of Things platform

Eutech is bringing its smart cities platform to Orange Business Services' cloud

Singapore-based smart cities vendor Eutech Cybernetic has selected Orange Business Services’ cloud infrastructure to host the company’s Internet of Things platform.

Telefónica to trial AT&T’s smart home Internet of Things platform

AT&T and Telefónica to bring domestic IoT service to European markets

Telefónica has announced plans to bring a trial of US carrier AT&T’s connected home platform, “Digital Life”, to Europe. Digital Life allows customers to monitor domestic smart and connected devices such as intruder alarms, thermostats and ovens, and control them through mobile applications and other web based user interfaces.

IBM launches smart cities R&D in Sichuan with OpenPower partner

IBM is working with Sichuan Huaxun Zhongxing Technologies, which recently joined the OpenPower Foundation, on smart cities in China

IBM is set to launch an R&D facility based in Southwest China’s Sichuan province with its Chinese partner Sichuan Huaxun Zhongxing Technologies, which has also joined the IBM-led OpenPower Foundation. The facility will focus on developing the latest smart cities and Internet of Things technology, a major initiative of the Chinese government over the past few years.

As Barcelona embraces cloud and mobile, silos become a thing of the past

Manel Sanromà, chief information officer of Barcelona City Council

Manel Sanromà, the chief information officer of Barcelona City Council tells Business Cloud News that cloud computing, mobile technologies and the Internet of Things are front and centre for Barcelona as it moves to improve city management and break down silos across municipal government, the city, and ultimately Europe.