New Year New IBM Smarter Cities

In March, IBM plans to reveal the names of the newest members of the Smarter Cities Challenge. The three-year initiative, under which IBM will award $50 million-worth of technology and services to 100 municipalities, is designed to help cities address some of the critical issues they face. Many of these projects focus on a common theme surrounding the collection, sharing, analysis, and acting upon data by urban interactions and transactions; IBM provides the technical and business skills to help cities create innovative and cost-effective strategies to address these challenges.