Smart city development shapes up to be one of the most ambitious plans for the capital city, Photo: Le Toan Nguyen Duc Chung, Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee, said that the capital is poised to become a smart city based on key technologies of Industry 4.0. To this end, besides state funding, the city will have to raise resources from the business community. “We will reclassify public services towards opening more opportunities for private investors to join in those services they are capable of offering, thus mobilising financial sources to feed the plan,” he said at last week’s Asia-Oceania Computing Industry Organisation (ASOCIO) Smart City Summit 2018 in Hanoi. “In addition, we plan to maximally outsource services related to software as well as infrastructure of technology businesses, from data centres and security services to channel and other services to raise resources and talents to serve our smart city development plan,” he added. … [Read more...] about Hanoi opens doors to smart city future
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Smart homes and smart cities do not need to be costlyBy Ngoc Tran Tan Kee Hau, Executive Director of Antik Technology – PHOTO: NGOC TRAN The Saigon Times had an interview with Tan Kee Hau, Executive Director of Antik Technology, a Slovak high tech company, on smart homes and smart cities. He was recently in HCMC for a new tech exhibition. The Saigon Times: What do you mean by smart homes? - Tan Kee Hau: In a smart home, today, you are able to control many home appliances using connected technology. Actually, you can also control them using TV to control. So, while you are sitting on the sofa watching TV, you can control your home appliances. If I am away from home, can I control those appliances via a smartphone? - It is possible. But you need the internet. Your smartphone needs to be connected to the internet. And you can control everything, even if you are 1,000, 10,000 kilometers away from home. Please give details. What are we controlling with your system? … [Read more...] about Smart homes and smart cities do not need to be costly
The Hanoitimes - The plan to turn Hanoi into a smart city has been carried out for a while. On 17/5, Hanoi leaders had a meeting with representatives from 18 U.S corporations to discuss on the same issue. The conference “Cooperation to develop Hanoi as a smart city” took place on May 17 between Chairman of Hanoi’s People Committee Nguyen Duc Chung and representatives from 18 U.S enterprises in related area. Attendance also includes U.S Vice Minister of Commerce, Diane Fracrell, US Vice Ambassador to Vietnam, Susan Sutton and faces from 18 US companies. At the opening, Mr Nguyen Duc Chung appraised the delegation led by US Vice Minister of Commerce and leading US companies in IT. He also pressed the meaning, importance and inevitable trend of turning Hanoi into a smart city. Then, Director of Hanoi Information & Communication Department Phan Lan Tu introduced the target, path to carry out the “Hanoi- the smart city” program. As expected, Hanoi aims … [Read more...] about Hanoi – a smart city, why not?
IBM is helping cities worldwide get "smarter" about using resources in ways that are good for the Earth as well as local budgets. IBM late Sunday announced that the coastal Texas town of Corpus Christi has joined cities such as London, Sydney, Stockholm, and Amsterdam in using Internet Age tools to better manage water, trash, parks and more. "Look at the way the planet is evolving in terms of demographics and environmental considerations," said Guruduth Banavar, chief technology officer of global public sector efforts at IBM. "It is pretty easy to see that we need to do some things dramatically differently." Urbanization and climbing population are putting stress on the environment, and problems are exacerbated by inefficient uses of energy, water and land. Technology can glean information about pipes, streets, parks, traffic and other once "dumb" parts of cities to effectively target solutions and, in some cases, fix things before they break, according to Banavar. … [Read more...] about IBM pitches ‘smart’ cities as planet savers
VietNamNet Bridge - While smart city is now a growing trend in the world, investors in Vietnam still seem to "forget" to equip construction works with powerful information technology infrastructure to create new smart urban areas. Smart city remains a new concept in Vietnam People simply think that smart city means a modern urban area with sufficient features and comforts that serve people's lives and works. However, they have been told that besides good transport, electricity and water systems, the development of the information transmission system that helps better the urban area management and save energy, is really the fundamentals for a smart city. … [Read more...] about Developing smart cities in Vietnam, why not?