IBM Updates Cloud Offerings for City Gov’t Services

IBMlogo3 EbizIBM Corp. has moved to add new features to its cloud-based analytics software intended to help various cities gain insights on how to deliver services to citizens.

IBM built new features into its Smarter Cities Intelligent Operations software such as infrastructure planning for budget forecasting, city permitting and event management for analyzing permit patterns and water efficiency analytics for enhancing water services, IBM said Thursday.

The new offerings are deployed through the IBM SmartCloud platform and IBM aims for updated software to help customers reduce costs on capital and technology installations.

Waterfront Toronto uses IBM's intelligent operations center software to consolidate various sources of data in order to help organizations collaborate for social services.

Cambridge, Ontario also uses the fresh software for analyzing large volumes of data and Boston, Mass., leverages the IBM Business Partner Infor’s infrastructure to centralize permit processing.

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