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The Twenty-one Smartest: Intelligent Communities

On Monday October 21st, the ICF (Intelligent Community Forum) announced its 2014 “Smart 21”. The ICF selects 21 communities after an in-depth review of hundreds of submissions by towns, cities, and regions from across the world that demonstrate excellence in … Continue reading

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Why we need free Wi-Fi in our cities

The National Post occasionally publishes an “everything you need to know about a complicated issue” feature, and last month I read about free public Wi-Fi but I couldn’t help thinking that there’s nothing complicated about it. The article examines Councillor … Continue reading

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From Old to New: The Internet of Everything Transforms Utilities, Telecom and Transportation

If you are like me, I often think of the past and where my journey has taken me. I believe that historical events shape decisions and directions that in turn, drive new opportunities and possibilities. In my experience, history has … Continue reading

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Meeting of the Minds convene in Toronto

In September 2013, Toronto will open its arms to the world when the 2013 Meeting of the Minds annual leadership summit comes to the Evergreen Brick Works. This three-day event is significant for two reasons: first, it marks the first … Continue reading

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An entirely new approach to infrastructure: Cisco Live Orlando

Last month at Cisco Live in Orlando we introduced our vision for an entirely new networking architecture. One aimed at transforming data centers and better supporting cloud computing, mobility and new applications that require distributed computing. We call it application … Continue reading

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Change is inevitable: don’t fight it – embrace IT

In the last few weeks I have had the pleasure to speak on the topic of organizational change in front of human resource professionals. I made an effort to link the technology (r)evolution we find ourselves in the middle of; … Continue reading

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The Future of our Smart Communities: Services

One of the great challenges every municipality faces is how to deliver higher quality services to its citizens and businesses while budgets consistently seem to shrink. Several of Canada’s leading communities are taking a proactive role and experimenting with shared … Continue reading

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Youth: The Future of our Smart Communities

One year ago, Cisco Canada and Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) signed a collaboration agreement focusing on the betterment of Canadian communities through the application of innovation and advanced technologies. Over the past year, we’ve had numerous exciting engagements with … Continue reading

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Early Bird gets the worm

About three years ago, Cisco signed a collaboration agreement with EllisDon—the first in a series of exciting strategic relationships that have contributed to a visible transformation of the Canadian construction and real estate landscape. With an increasing pace, IP networks … Continue reading

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The Art of Procuring

If you sell products or services in today’s marketplace you’ve probably experienced the joys of current “procurement” techniques. Reminiscent of the industrial age where it was all about production of low-cost and commodity goods, we’re still expected to provide the lowest prices … Continue reading

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