Everything you need to know about... Smart cities & IoT

Our roundup of the most important industry insight and expertise on smart cities and the internet of things.

Smart cities are popping up around the world, from the high-profile Brazil, to Bhopal in India and. But what makes a city smart? And how can governments and businesses address some the most prevalent challenges smart city management presents?

Here's everything you need to know.

 Smart around the world

Developing smart cities for low-income communities

Discover how one company successfully launched smart neighbourhoods in low-income communities in Brazil, India and Italy, and is now working on a slum upgrading initiative in Kenya.

Could blockchain power the next smart city?

Blockchain is being used to bring a smart city on the outskirts of Phnom Penh to life. How will its use benefit business? And what are the potential pitfalls?

How can smart solutions help addresses the urban challenges countries in Southeast Asia face?

Can road congestion, poor air quality, and inadequate housing in Southeast Asia be alleviated with smarter management technologies?

Is the West lagging behind India and the Arab states?

Approaches being taken now could play a huge part in finding out which region will reign supreme in the smart city battle.

What challenges do IoT companies face penetrating the Asian market?

The Asian market offers huge potential for IoT companies wanting to expand. But first, there are a number of challenges to overcome.

How Brazil is positioning itself in Internet of Things development?

How is Brazil's National IoT plan helping to develop IoT capability in health, smart cities, agribusiness, and manufacturing?

Bhopal tops India's ambitious smart city agenda

Working with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Bhopal aims to be the central hub for seven interconnected cities.

Getting smart

From toasters to Tesla: The history of IoT

An in-depth exploration of the history of IoT spanning from the early nineteenth century to the present day, including an enterprise IoT deep-dive and some predictions for the future.

Security of Things: SentinelOne on how IoT will ‘fix itself’ like an immune system

We speak with Caleb Fenton of SentinelOne about how the IoT security sphere is set to evolve, and whether it is all 'doom and gloom' for implementors.

Pollution and IoT - using technology to clean our air

Discover the ways IoT is being used to monitor and reduce air pollution in city centres and beyond.

Can technology help us build smarter borders?

Border control tech has been in the news, but the hard part comes with 'soft' issues.

Improving the lives of citizens

We look at how engaging citizens is key to creating successful smart cities.

GDPR and Smart Cities

A discussion on how ‘shared data' can enable Smart Cities to overcome the challenges presented by GDPR.