How to define a Smart City

Monday, January 6, 2014

In the past few months, we've been hearing in the BI team about Smart Cities. We can define a Smart City (according to Wikipedia) as efficiency based on the intelligent management and integrated ICTs (information and communication technology), and active citizen participation. The term was initially presented to us through a company offering us a POC of a dashboard in SharePoint. They talked with us on what another city in Israel had monitored and talked with us on what was being done, in a very larger scale in New York: New York Open Data, APIs and Digital Roadmap NYC Mayor’s Management Report NYC...
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Live Blogging Data Integration in Large Organizations

Sunday, May 30, 2010

This is live blogging from the Donald Farmer seminar from the SQL & BI convention in Tel Aviv. I would really like to thank Hamada who lent me his netstick so I can blog - Thanks Hamada! Business Intelligence is about people not about IT.Your data is always connected to real world and in direct connection to it. It's important to know your business for you to design a good Decision Support system.BI has always been in the middle of the spectrum - tactical decisions. CEO and operational workers will usually look just at your BI reports, they won't create...

Free Datasets, Data Warehouse and OLAP Databases for your use

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Whether you're doing demos, trying different aspects of applications or just looking for something new, you may want to have a broad and free selection of data to choose from. This post is here to help you out on that.I've collected a number of free data source for you to use: From the PowerPivot blog:Data on the District of Columbia From Andrew Fryer's blog:Data from the UK Government: Datasets for neighborhoods in the UK (with Geospatial data) From Chris Webb's blog:The Guardian Data StoreData from the Greater London Authority Also, following a post from Mr. Webb...